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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, ed. by C.C. Clarke

John Dryden - 1874
...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...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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The Civil Service Handbook of English Literature: For the Use of Candidates ...

Austin Dobson - 1874 - 296 pages
...And when false flowers of rhetoric thou wooldst cull. Trust nature, do not labour to be don ; . . * Like mine, thy gentle numbers feebly creep ; Thy tragic...gives smiles, thy comic sleep. With whate'er gall thou set'st thyself to write, Thy inoffensive satires never bite ; In thy felonious heart though venom lies,...
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Poetical Quotations from Chaucer to Tennyson: With Copious Indexes ...

Samuel Austin Allibone - 1875 - 772 pages
...his play; And arrogantly, as his fellows do, Think he writes well, because he pleases you. DRYDEN. Like mine, thy gentle numbers feebly creep, Thy tragic muse gives smiles, thy comic sleep. DRYDEN. Thine be the laurel, then; support the stage, Which so declines, that shortly we may see Players...
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Geschichte der englischen Literatur, Volume 2

Hippolyte Taine - 1878
...of thy 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...thyself to write, Thy inoffensive satires never bite. 3n bief er Seife geÇt bie beleibigenbe SOîaêferabe toetter, mfyt geíünftelt unb elegant, tote...
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Poetical Quotations from Chaucer to Tennyson

Samuel Austin Allibone - 1878 - 772 pages
...his play; And arrogantly, as his fellows do, Think he writes well, because he pleases you. DRYDEN. Like mine, thy gentle numbers feebly creep, Thy tragic muse gives smiles, thy comic sleep. DRYDEN. Thine be the laurel, then ; support the stage, Which so declines, that shortly we may see Players...
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The Poets Laureate of England: Being a History of the Office of Poet ...

Walter Hamilton - 1879 - 308 pages
...with sense." Then Shadwell receives the solemn paternal blessing from Flecknoe, who exclaims ; " Like mine thy gentle numbers feebly creep ; Thy tragic muse gives smiles, thy comic sleep," and then disappears through a trap-door, leaving his mantle to Shadwell. thirty lines poor Shadwell,...
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Studies in English poetry [an anthology] with biogr. sketches and notes by J ...

Joseph Payne - 1881
...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...With whate'er gall thou sett'st thyself to write, In thy felonious heart though venom lies, Thy inoffensive satires never bite. It does but touch thy...
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Az Angol irodalom története, Volume 3

Hippolyte Taine - 1883
...own. Nay, let thy men of wit, too, be the same. All full of thee, and diff'ring but in name. s0 Like mine, thy gentle numbers feebly creep ; Thy tragic...sett'st thyself to write, Thy inoffensive satires uever bite. In thy felonious heart though venom lics, It does but touch thy Irish pen, and dies. Thy...
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Cassell's library of English literature, selected, ed. and arranged by H. Morley

Cassell, ltd - 1883
...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 sátiros never bite. 20U In thy felonious art though venom lies, It does but touch thy Irish pen, and...
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Longer English Poems

John Wesley Hales - 1884 - 427 pages
...of sense. " A tun of man in thy large bulk is writ, " But sure thou'rt but a kilderkin of wit. 185 " Like mine, thy gentle numbers feebly creep ; " Thy...smiles, thy comic sleep. " With whate'er gall- thou sctt'st Lhy self to write, " Thy inoffensive satyrs never bite ; " In thy fellonious heart though venom...
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