Miscellaneous and Fugitive Pieces, Volume 3 (Google eBook)

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T. Davies, 1774 - English literature
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Page 49 - Looks through the horizontal misty air Shorn of his beams, or from behind the moon, In dim eclipse, disastrous twilight sheds On half the nations, and with fear of change Perplexes monarchs.
Page 123 - As to the return of his health and vigour, were you here, you might inquire of his hay-makers; but as to his temperance I can answer that (for one whole day) we have had nothing for dinner but mutton-broth, beans and bacon, and a barn-door fowl.
Page 17 - The time is now come, in which every Englishman expects to be informed of the national affairs ; and in which he has a right to have that expectation gratified. For, whatever may be urged by ministers, or those whom vanity or interest make the followers of ministers, concerning the necessity of confidence in our...
Page 132 - HERE LIES HENRY ST. JOHN, IN THE REIGN OF QUEEN ANNE SECRETARY OF WAR, SECRETARY OF STATE, AND VISCOUNT BOLINGBROKE : IN THE DAYS OF KING GEORGE I. AND KING GEORGE II. SOMETHING MORE AND BETTER.
Page 300 - To form that harmony of soul and face, Where beauty shines, the mirror of the mind. Such was the maid, that in the morn of youth,. In virgin innocence, in Nature's pride, Blest with each art, that owes its charm to truth, Sunk in her Father's fond embrace, and died. He weeps : O venerate the holy tear ! Faith lends her aid to ease Affliction's load; The parent mourns his child upon the bier, The Christian yields an angel to his God.
Page 193 - Letcomb, where the Dean makes a great part of my imaginary entertainment, this being the cheapest way of treating me ; I hope he will not be displeased at this...
Page 199 - Mr Pope delays his second volume of his Homer till the martial spirit of the rebels* is quite quelled, it being judged that the first part did some harm that way. Our love again and again to the dear Dean. Fuimus Tories, I can say no more. ARBUTHNOT.
Page 17 - ... and projects suspended in deliberation. But when a design has ended in miscarriage or success, when every eye and every ear is witness to general discontent, or general satisfaction, it is then a proper time to disentangle confusion and illustrate obscurity; to shew by what causes every event was produced, and in what effects it is likely to terminate...
Page 52 - O'er the dark trees a yellower verdure shed, And tip with silver every mountain's head ; Then shine the vales, the rocks in prospect rise, A flood of glory bursts from all the skies : The conscious swains, rejoicing in the sight, Eye the blue vault, and bless the useful light.
Page 199 - I may claim some merit this way, in hastening this testimonial from your friends abovewriting : their love to you indeed wants no spur, their ink wants no pen, their pen wants no hand, their hand wants no heart, and so forth, (after the manner of Rabelais, which is betwixt some meaning...

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