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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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The British poets, including translations, Volume 24

British poets - 1822
...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...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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New Elegant Extracts: A Unique Selection ... from the Most Eminent Prose and ...

Richard Alfred Davenport - 1824
...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...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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Select British Poets, Or, New Elegant Extracts from Chaucer to the Present ...

William Hazlitt - 1824 - 822 pages
...tympany of sense. A tun of man in thy large bulk is writ. But sure thou'rt but a kilderkin of wit. nd weave the woof, Tne winding-sheet of Edward's race:...with affright [ring, The shrieks of death, through calls thee not to purchase fame In keen iambies, but mild anagram. Leave writing plays, and choose...
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Select Poets of Great Britain: To which are Prefixed, Criticial Notices of ...

William Hazlitt - 1825 - 562 pages
...kilderkin of wit. Like mine, thy gentle numbers feebly ereep ; Thy tragie Muse gives smiles, thy eomie gti ; K # o { +x " a * L % d E /` T 7A\ i |H+{ tq G M ?...Å+ Gৡz$)li ; #V1 Yw k B 2 ` (1 m u { a g1 Υ toueh thy Irish pen, and dies. Thy genius ealls thee not to purehase fame In keen iambies, but mild...
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The Works of John Dryden: In Verse and Prose, with a Life, Volume 1

John Dryden - 1837
...tympony of sense. A tun of man in thy large bulk is writ, But sure thou Vt but a kilderkin of wit. Like mine, thy gentle numbers feebly creep ; Thy tragic...Thy inoffensive satires never bite. In thy felonious art though venom lies, It does but touch ihy Irish pen, and dies. Thy genius calls thee not to purchase...
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The London encyclopaedia, or, Universal dictionary of science, art ..., Volume 9

Thomas Curtis (of Grove house sch, Islington) - 1839
...How I have loved, excuse my faltering tongue ; My spirits feeble, and my pains are strong. Drydrn. Like mine, thy gentle numbers feebly creep. Thy tragic muse gives smiles, thy comick sleep. U. Rhyme is a crutch that helps the weak along. Supports the feeble, but retards the...
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Cyclopædia of English Literature, Volume 1

Robert Chambers - 1844
...tympany of sense. A tun of man in thy large bulk is writ ; But sure thou'rt but a kilderkin of wit. ly calls thce not to purchase fame In keen Iambics, but mild Anagram. Leave writing plays, and choose...
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Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 58

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 Iambics, but mild Anagram. Leave writing Plays, and...
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Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 58

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 Iambies, but mild Anagram. Leave writing Plays, and...
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Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 58

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 Muse gives smiles, thy Comic sleep. With whate'cr gall thou sett'st thyself to write, Thy inoffensive satires never bite. In thy felonious heart...
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