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" Sermons,' with his own comick figure, from a painting by Reynolds, at the head of them? They are in the style I think most proper for the pulpit, and show a strong imagination and a sensible heart ; but you see him often tottering on the verge of laughter,... "
The Anonymous - Page 163
1810
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Catalogue of English literature, comprising early plays, balads, poetry from ...

Rosenbach Company - Literary Criticism - 1640 - 158 pages
...HOGARTH. 4to, bound in red cross grained morocco by Riviere. $3000.00 "You see him often tottering upon the verge of laughter, and ready to throw his periwig in the face of his audience." Thomas Gray. THE ORIGINAL AGREEMENT FOR ONE OF THE GREATEST BOOKS IN ENGLISH LITERATURE!...
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The Works of Thomas Gray; Containing His Poems, and Correspondence ..., Volume 1

Thomas Gray - 1807 - 316 pages
...style I think most proper for the pulpit*, and shew a strong imagination and a sensible heart; but you see him often tottering on the verge of laughter,...and ready to throw his periwig in the face of the audience. Our author was of opinion, that it was the business of the Preacher rather to persuade...
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Elegant epistles: a copious selection of instructive, moral, and ...

Elegant epistles - 1812
...style I think most proper for the pnlpit, and show a strong imagination and a sensible heart; but yon see him often tottering on the verge of laughter, and ready to throw his periwig in the face of the andience. LETTER XXVII. MR. GRAY TO MR. STONEHEWER. London, June 29, 1760, THOUGH you have bad but...
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The letters; with important additions and corrections from his own ...

Thomas Gray, John Mitford - 1816
...style, I think, most proper for the pulpit, and shew a very strong imagination and a sensible heart. But you see him often tottering on the verge of laughter, and ready to throw his perriwig in the face of his audience. Now for my Season. April 10. I observed the elm putting out....
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The British Prose Writers: Gray's letters

British prose literature - 1821
...style I think most proper for the pulpit,* and show a strong imagination and a sen. sihle heart ; but you see him often tottering on the verge of laughter,...and ready to throw his periwig in the face of the audience. Our author was of opinion, that it was the business of the preacher rather to persuade...
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Poems and letters of Thomas Gray: with memoirs of his life and writings

Thomas Gray, William Mason - Poetry - 1820 - 527 pages
...style I think most proper for the pulpit,* and shew a strong imagination and a sensible heart ; but you see him often tottering on the verge of laughter,...and ready to throw his periwig in the face of the audience. LETTER XXXVII. MR. GRAY TO MR. STONHEWER. London, June 29, 1760. THOUGH you have had but...
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Letters of Thomas Gray: Two Volumes in One

Thomas Gray - 1820 - 244 pages
...chastised a little by the purity aud sererity of religion." .' imagination and a sensible heart ; but you see him often tottering on the verge of laughter,...and ready to throw his periwig in the face of the audience. CVIII. TO MR. STONHhWER. , I Lwdan, June 29, 1760. THOUGH you have had but a melancholy employment,...
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The London Magazine, Volume 4

John Scott, John Taylor - Literary Criticism - 1821
...most proper for the pulpit," as they were marked by " a strong imagination and a sensible heart ; but you see him often tottering on the verge of laughter, and ready to throw his periwig in the face of his audience." Cowper has since put this mode of pulpit oratory, which indeed was somewhat too much...
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The works of Thomas Gray: collated from the various editions ; with memoirs ...

Thomas Gray, William Mason - 1827 - 446 pages
...style I think most proper for the pulpit,* and shew a strong imagination and a sensible heart; but you see him often tottering on the verge of laughter,...and ready to throw his periwig in the face of the audience. XXXVII. MR. GRAY TO MR. STONHEWER. London, June 29, 1760. THOUGH you have had buta melancholy...
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Works, Volume 3

Thomas Gray - 1835
...style, I think, most proper for the pulpit, and shew a very strong imagination and a sensible heart. But you see him often tottering on the verge of laughter, and ready to throw his periwig in the face of his audience. Now for my season. April 10. I observed the elm putting ont. 12. That and the pear looked...
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