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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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A Handbook of English Literature

William Hall Griffin - 1897 - 384 pages
...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...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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A Handbook of English Literature

William Hall Griffin - 1897 - 384 pages
...when false flowers of rhetoric thon wouldst cull, Trust nature, do not labour to be dull ; , . Like mine, thy gentle numbers feebly creep ; Thy tragic...gives smiles, thy comic sleep. With whate'er gall thou sefst thyself to write, Thy inoffensive satires never bite ; In thy felonious heart though venom lies,...
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A Handbook of English Literature

William Hall Griffin - 1897 - 384 pages
...when false flowers of rhetoric thou woultUt cull, Tn Kt nature, do not labour to be dull ; . . Like mine, thy gentle numbers feebly creep ; Thy tragic...Muse gives smiles, thy comic sleep. With whate'er gull thou sefst tbyseU to v. ni,/, Thy inoffensive satires never bite ; In thy felonious heart though...
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A Handbook of English Literature

William Hall Griffin - 1897 - 384 pages
...feebly creep ; Thy tragic Jlnsu gives smiles, thy comic sleep. With whate'er gall thou set'st thyseU to write, Thy inoffensive satires never bite ; In thy felonious heart though venom lies, It docs but touch thy Irish pen, and dies. Thy genius calls thec not to purchase fame In keen Iambics,...
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Standard English Poems: Spenser to Tennyson

1899 - 749 pages
...143 Thy tragic muse gives smiles, thy comic sleep. With whate'er gall thou setst itself to write, 200 Thy inoffensive satires never bite; In thy felonious...does but touch thy Irish pen, and dies. Thy genius calls thee not to purchase fame In keen iambics, but mild anagram. 205 Leave writing plays, and choose...
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The Poetical Works of John Dryden

John Dryden - 1900 - 559 pages
...sense. " A tun of man in thy large bulk is writ, 195 " But sure thou art but a kilderkin of wit. " Like mine, thy gentle numbers feebly creep ; " Thy...smiles, thy comic sleep. " With whate'er gall thou setst thyself to write,_ " Thy inoffensive satires never bite ; 200 " In thy felonious heart though...
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History of English Literature, Volume 2

Hippolyte Taine - 1900
...numbers feebly creep ; Thy tragic Muse gives smiles, thy comic sleep. With whate'er gall thou setst thyself to write, Thy inoffensive satires never bite; In thy felonious heart though venom lies, It docs but touch thy Irish pen, and dies. Thy genius calls thee not to purchase fame In keen Iambics,...
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From Milton to Johnson

Richard Garnett - 1903
...tympany of sense. A tun of man in thy huge bulk is writ, But sure thou art but a kilderkin of wit. Like mine, thy gentle numbers feebly creep ; Thy tragic...gives smiles, thy comic sleep. With whate'er gall thou setst thyself to write, Thy inoffensive satires never bite ; In thy felonious heart though venom lies,...
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English Literature: From Milton to Johnson, by Edmund Goose

Richard Garnett - 1903
...tympany of sense. A tun of man in thy huge bulk is writ, But sure thou art but a kilderkin of wit. Like mine, thy gentle numbers feebly creep ; Thy tragic...gives smiles, thy comic sleep. With whate'er gall thou setst thyself to write, Thy inoffensive satires never bite ; In thy felonious heart though venom lies,...
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The world's wit and humor: an encyclopedia of the classic wit and ..., Volume 11

Lionel Strachey - 1906
...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...smiles, thy comic, sleep. With whate'er gall thou setst thyself to write, Thy inoffensive satyrs never bite. In thy felonious heart though venom lies,...
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