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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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Studies in English poetry [an anthology] with biogr. sketches and notes by J ...

Joseph Payne - 1845
...wit ; And when false flowers of rhetoric thou wouldst cull, Trust nature, do not labour to be dull. Like mine, thy gentle numbers feebly creep ; Thy tragic muse gives smiles ; thy comic, sleep. 1 Precail upon, Sjc — ie get the victory over and extinguish — an exceedinglywitty expression....
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Cyclopaedia of English Literature: A Selection of the Choicest ..., Volume 1

Robert Chambers - 1847
...tympanv of sense. A tun of man in thy large bulk is writ ; But sure thou'rt but a kilderkin of wit. that which ire know, or to be moved with desire to...opus hie labor est' — [' this is the grand difficu sett'et thyself to writ«, Thy inoffensive satires never bite. In thy felonious heart, though venom...
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Cyclopædia of English Literature: A Selection of the Choicest Productions ...

Robert Chambers - 1847
...tympany of sense. A tun of man in thy large bulk is writ ; But sure thou'rt but a kilderkin of wit. shalling of affairs, come best from those that arc learned. To spend too much time in studies, is wiiate'er gall thou sett'st thyself to write, Thy inoffensive satires never bite.* In thy felonious...
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Cyclopaedia of English Literature: A Selection of the Choicest ..., Volume 1

Robert Chambers - 1849
...tympany of sense. A tun of man in thy large bulk is writ ; But sure thou'rt but a kilderkin of wit. <3 writ«, Thy inoffensive satires never bite. In thy felonious heart, though venom lie*, It does hut...
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Cyclopaedia of English Literature: A Selection of the Choicest ..., Volume 1

Robert Chambers - 1850
...tympany of sense. A tun of man in thy large bulk is writ ; But sure thou'rt but a kilderkin of wit. taught to eat civil meat, and suffer the authority of calls thee not to purchase fame In keen Iambics, but mild Anagram. Leare writing plays, and choose...
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Selections from the Poetry of Dryden: Including His Plays and Translations

John Dryden - 1852 - 350 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...venom lies, It does but touch thy Irish pen, and dies. RELIGIO Luc r. 1682. Dim as the borrow'd beams of moon and stars, To lonely, weary, wand'ring travellers,...
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Cyclopædia of English Literature: A Selection of the Choicest Productins of ...

Robert Chambers - 1853
...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 coinic, sleep. With whate'cr gall thou sctt'st thyself to write, Thy inoffensive satires never bite....
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The Poetical Works of John Dryden

John Dryden - 1853 - 664 pages
...tympany of sense. A tun of man in thy large bulk is writ, But sure thon'rt 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 thy Irish pen, and dies. Thy genius calls thee not to purchase...
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The Poetical Works of John Dryden, Volume 2

John Dryden - 1854
...character in the Virtuoso. \ Shad well's notorious foible, already alluded to. t A character in Psyclw. 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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The Poetical Works of John Dryden, Volume 1

John Dryden - 1855 - 658 pages
...Like mine, thy gentle numbers feebly creep ; Thy tragic muse gives smile.•* .thy comic sle.ejx___ With whate'er gall thou sett'st thyself to write, Thy inoffensive satires never bite. 200 In thy felonious heart though venom lies, It does but touch thy Irish pen, and dies. 1 ' Nicander...
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