Works, Volume 1 (Google eBook)

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W. Durell, 1809
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Page 83 - Ay, but to die, and go we know not where ; To lie in cold obstruction and to rot ; This sensible warm motion to become A kneaded clod...
Page 154 - On what foundation stands the warrior's pride, How just his hopes, let Swedish Charles decide. A frame of adamant, a soul of fire, No dangers fright him, and no labours tire ; O'er love, o'er fear, extends his wide domain...
Page 152 - Ray, And pour on misty Doubt resistless Day ; Should no false Kindness lure to loose Delight, Nor Praise relax, nor Difficulty fright ; Should tempting Novelty thy Cell refrain, And Sloth effuse her opiate Fumes in Vain; Should Beauty blunt on Fops...
Page 51 - To the Right Honourable the Earl of CHESTERFIELD. " MY LORD, " I HAVE been lately informed, by the proprietors of the World, that two papers, in which my Dictionary is recommended to the publick, were written by your Lordship. To be so distinguished is an honour which, being very little accustomed to favours from the great, I know not well how to receive, or in what terms to acknowledge. " When upon some slight encouragement, I first visited your Lordship, I was overpowered, like the...
Page 52 - When upon some slight encouragement I first visited your Lordship, I was overpowered like the rest of mankind by the enchantment of your address, and could not forbear to wish that I might boast myself le vainqueur du vainqueur de la terre...
Page 158 - Lydia's monarch should the search descend, By Solon caution'd to regard his end, In life's last scene what prodigies surprise, Fears of the brave, and follies of the wise? From Marlb'rough's eyes the streams of dotage flow, And Swift expires a driveller and a show.
Page 52 - Seven years, My Lord, have now passed since I waited in your outward rooms or was repulsed from your door, during which time I have been pushing on my work through difficulties of which it is useless to complain, and have brought it at last to the verge of publication without one act of assistance, one word of encouragement or one smile of favour.
Page 142 - But here more slow, where all are slaves to gold, Where looks are merchandise, and smiles are sold; Where won by bribes, by flatteries implor'd, The groom retails the favours of his lord. But hark! th...
Page 10 - ... wherever human nature is to be found, there is a mixture of vice and virtue, a contest of passion and reason ; and that the Creator doth not appear partial in his distributions, but has balanced, in most countries, their particular inconveniences by particular favours.
Page 161 - WHEN Learning's Triumph o'er her barb'rous Foes First rear'd the Stage, immortal Shakespeare rose; Each Change of many-colour'd Life he drew, Exhausted Worlds, and then imagin'd new: Existence saw him spurn her bounded Reign, And panting Time toil'd after him in vain: His pow'rful Strokes presiding Truth impress'd, And unresisted Passion storm'd the Breast.

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