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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 Collection of Eighteenth Century Verse

Margaret Lynn - 1907 - 484 pages
...tympany of sense. 195 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...With whate'er gall thou sett'st thyself to write, 200 Thy inoffensive satires never bite; In thy felonious heart though venom lies, It does but touch...
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A Collection of Eighteenth Century Verse

Margaret Lynn - 1907 - 484 pages
...tympany of sense. 195 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...With whate'er gall thou sett'st thyself to write, 200 Thy inoffensive satires never bite ; In thy felonious heart though venom lies, It does but touch...
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English Poems: The restoration and the eighteenth century (1660-1800)

Walter Cochrane Bronson - 1908
...tympany of sense. A tun of man in thy large bulk is writ, 195 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. Thy genius...
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English Poems: The restoration and the eighteenth century (1660-1800)

Walter Cochrane Bronson - 1908
...tympany of sense. A tun of man in thy large bulk is writ, 195 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. Thy genius...
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The Poetical Works of John Dryden

John Dryden - 1909 - 1056 pages
...thou sett'st thyself to write, Thy inoffensive satires never bite. 100 In thy felonious heart tho' venom lies, It does but touch thy Irish pen, and dies. Thy genius calls thee not to purchase fame In keen iambics, but rnild anagram. Leave writing plays, and choose...
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Poems on Affairs of State: Augustan Satirical Verse, 1660-1714

George deF. Lord - 1963 - 536 pages
...tympany of sense. A tun of man in thy large bulk is writ, 195 But sure thou'rt but a kilderkin of wit. Like mine, thy gentle numbers feebly creep; Thy tragic muse gives smiles, thy comic sleep. 179. Prince Nicander: A character in Psyche. Shadwell says in the Prologue: You must not here expect...
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The Columbia Anthology of British Poetry

Carl R. Woodring, James Shapiro - 1995 - 891 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...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. Thy genius...
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Restoration Literature: An Anthology

Paul Hammond - 2002 - 437 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...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.* Thy genius...
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Genre and Ethics: The Education of an Eighteenth-century Critic

Edward Tomarken - 2002 - 284 pages
...course the art of this false art is to present the facade of wit and inspiration but not the real thing: Like mine thy gentle numbers feebly creep; Thy tragic...With whate'er gall thou sett'st thyself to write, Thy innoffensive satires never bite (197-200) The sponsors of any soap opera could hardly articulate a...
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The Major Works

John Dryden - 2003 - 967 pages
...tympany of sense.0 A tun of man in thy large bulk is writ,0 But sure thou'rt but a kilderkin of wit.0 Like mine, thy gentle numbers feebly creep; Thy tragic...thyself to write, Thy inoffensive satires never bite. wo In thy felonious heart though venom lies, It does but touch thy Irish pen, and dies. Thy genius...
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