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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 Poetical Works of John Dryden, Volume 1

John Dryden - 1856 - 524 pages
...tympany of sense. A tun of man in thy large bulk is writ, \ But sure thon'rt but a kilderkin of wit. J Like mine, thy gentle numbers feebly creep ; Thy tragic...muse gives smiles, thy comic sleep. With whate'er gaU thou sett'st thyself to write, Thy inoffensive satires never bite. In thy felonious art though...
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The Poetical Works of John Dryden, Volume 1

John Dryden - 1856 - 524 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 muse gives smiles, thy comic sleep. With what0'«r gall thou sett'st thyself to write, Thy inoffensive satires never bite. In thy felonious...
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Studies in English poetry [an anthology] with biogr. sketches and notes by J ...

Joseph Payne - 1856
...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. With wuate'er gall thou sett'st thyself to write, Thy inoffensive satires never bite. In thy felonious heart...
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Studies in English poetry [an anthology] with biogr. sketches and notes by J ...

Joseph Payne - 1859
...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...venom lies, It does but touch thy Irish pen, and dies. (1) Deciates— Notice the peculiarly happy use of this word. (2) Preeail upon, &c. — ie get the...
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The Works of John Dryden: In Verse and Prose, Volume 1

John Dryden - 1859
...hulk is writ, But sure thou Yt hut a kilderkin of wit. Like mine, thy gentle numhers feehly ereep ; Thy tragic muse gives smiles, thy comic sleep. With whate'er gall thou sett'st thyself to wrile, Thy inoffensive satires never hite. In thy felonious art though venom lies, It does hut touch...
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Histoire de la littérature anglaise, Volume 2

Hippolyte Taine - 1863 - 2409 pages
...and diff'ring but in name. » « Like mine, thy gentle numbers feebly creep; Thy tragic muse Rives smiles; thy comic, sleep. With whate'er gall thou...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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Histoire de la littérature anglaise, Volume 2

Hippolyte Taine - 1863 - 2409 pages
...own. Nay, let thy men of wit, too, be the same, All full of thee, and diff'ring but in name. » « Like mine, thy gentle numbers feebly creep; Thy tragic...smiles; thy comic, sleep. With whate'er gall thou sett'tt thyself to write, Thy inoffensive satires never bite. In thy felonious heart, though venom...
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Histoire de la littérature anglaise, Volume 2

Hippolyte Taine - 1863 - 2409 pages
...own. Nay, let thy men of wit, too, be the same, All full of thee, and diff'ring but in n.une. » a Like mine, thy gentle numbers feebly creep; Thy tragic...smiles; thy comic, sleep. With whate'er gall thou sett'it thyself to write. Thy inoffensive satires never bile. In thy felonious heart, though venom...
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The Poetical Works of William Falconer, Volume 21

William Falconer - 1866 - 236 pages
...&c.] Alluding to Shadwell's form, who was pretty lusty. D. But sure thou'rt but a kilderkin of wit. Like mine, thy gentle numbers feebly creep ; Thy tragic...thyself to write, Thy inoffensive satires never bite. <.oo In thy felonious art though venom lies, It does but touch thy Irish pen, and dies. Thy genius...
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Histoire de la littérature anglaise, Volume 3

Hippolyte Taine - 1866
...différente de celle qui jusqu'alors les a formées. Sous Spencer et Shakspeare, les mots vivants 1. a Like mine, thy gentle numbers feebly creep; Thy tragic..."With whate'er gall thou sett'st thyself to Write, Thy inoffensivc satires never bite. lu thy felonious heart though venom lies, It does but touch thy Irish...
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