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" Like mine, thy gentle numbers feebly creep ; Thy Tragic Muse gives smiles ; thy Comic, sleep. With whate'er gall thou sett'st thyself to write, Thy inoffensive satires never bite. In thy felonious heart though venom lies, It does but touch thy Irish pen,... "
The Works of John Dryden: Now First Collected ... - Page 440
by John Dryden, Walter Scott - 1808
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Elegant Extracts, Volumes 1-2

Vicesimus Knox - 1809
...mine, thy gentle numbers feebly creep ; Thy it',"!1 Muse give* smiles ; thy comic, sleep. With whate'cr \enom lies It does but touch thy Irish pen, and dies. Thy genius calls thee not to purchase fame In...
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Waller, Butler, Rochester, Roscommon, Otway, Pomfret, Dorset, Stepney, J ...

Samuel Johnson - 1810
...tympany of sense. A tun of man in thy large bulk is writ, But sure thou'rt but a kilderkin of wit. Ijke mine, thy gentle numbers feebly creep ; Thy tragic...does but touch thy Irish pen, and dies. Thy genius calls thee not to purchase fame In keen Iambics, but mild Anagram. Leave writjng plays, and choose...
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Poems by Cowley, Waller, Butler, Denham, Dryden, and Pomfret, Issues 77-79

Abraham Cowley - 1810 - 220 pages
...tympany of sense. A tun of man in thy large bulk is writ, but sure thou 'rt but a kilderkin of wit. Like mine, thy gentle numbers feebly creep ; thy tragic...gall thou sett'st thyself to write, thy inoffensive satirps never bite. In thy felonious heart though venom lies, it does but touch thy Irish pen, and...
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Poems

Joseph Addison - 1810 - 597 pages
...tympany of sense. A tun of man in thy large bulk is writ, but sure thou 'rt but a kilderkin of wit. Like mine, thy gentle numbers feebly creep ; thy tragic...gives smiles, thy comic sleep. With whate'er gall them sett'st thyself to write, thy inoffensive satires never bite. In thy felonious heart though venom...
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Blackwood's Magazine

1845
...tympany of sense. A tun of man in thy large bulk is writ, But sure thou art but a kilderkin of wit. Like mine, thy gentle numbers feebly creep ; Thy Tragic...lies, It does but touch thy Irish pen, and dies. Thy genins calls thee not to purchase fame In keen Iambiet, but mild Anagram. Leave writing Plays, and...
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The Works of the English Poets, from Chaucer to Cowper: Including ..., Volume 8

Alexander Chalmers - 1819
...a tympany of sense. A tun of man in thy large bulk is writ, Rut sure thou'rt but a kilderkin of wit Like mine, thy gentle numbers feebly creep; Thy tragic Muse gives smiles, thy comic sleep. With « hate'er gall thou sett'st thyself to «منه, Thy inoffensive satires never bite. Iu thy felonious...
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The Works of the British Poets: With Lives of the Authors, Volume 11

Ezekiel Sanford - 1819
...tympany of sense, A tun of man in thy large bulk is writ, But sure thou'rt but a kilderkin of wit. Like mine, thy gentle numbers feebly creep ; Thy Tragic Muse gives smiles; thy Comic, sleep. • Shadwell affected to be the dramalic disciple of Ben JOBIOO. t This poluhed phrase ii thecnnt idiom...
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The Works of the British Poets: With Lives of the Authors, Volume 11

Ezekiel Sanford - 1819
...kilderkin of wit. Like mine, thy gentle numbers feebly ereepi Thy Tragie Muse gives smilesi thy Comie, sleep. With whate'er gall thou sett'st thyself to write, Thy inoffensive satires never hite. In thy felonious heart, though venom lies, It does but toueh thy Irish pen, and dies. Thy genius...
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The Works of John Dryden: Now First Collected in Eighteen Volumes, Volume 10

John Dryden, Walter Scott - 1821
...represented before, and I hope I never shall." Like mine, thy gentle numbers feebly creep ; Thy tragic music gives smiles, thy comic sleep. With whate'er gall...does but touch thy Irish pen, and dies. Thy genius calls thee not to purchase fame In keen iambics, but mild anagram. Leave writing plays, and choose...
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The Works of John Dryden: Now First Collected in Eighteen Volumes, Volume 10

John Dryden, Walter Scott - 1821
...gentle numbers feebly creep ; Thy tragic mus^f gives smiles, thy comic sleep. With whate'er gall them sett'st thyself to write, Thy inoffensive satires...does but touch thy Irish pen, and dies. Thy genius calls thee not to purchase fame In keen iambics, but mild anagram. Leave writing plays, and choose...
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