The Works of Alexander Pope, Esq: In Nine Volumes Complete, with His Last Corrections, Additions, and Improvements, as They Were Delivered to the Editor a Little Before His Death, Together with the Commentary and Notes of Mr. Warburton, Volume 6 (Google eBook)

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A. Millar, J. and R. Tonson, C. Bathurst, R. Baldwin, W. Johnston, J. Richardson, B. Law, S. Crowder, T. Longman, T. Field, and T. Caslon, 1760 - English poetry
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Page 407 - I will conclude by saying of Shakespeare, that with all his faults and with all the irregularity of his drama, one may look upon his works, in comparison of those that are more finished and regular, as upon an ancient majestic piece of Gothic architecture, compared with a neat modern building.
Page 340 - The figure of the man is odd enough ; he is a lively little creature, with long arms and legs; a Spider is no ill emblem of him; he has been taken at a distance for a small windmill.
Page 318 - ... in all the simplicity proper to the country; his names are borrowed from Theocritus and Virgil, which are improper to the scene of his pastorals.
Page 392 - Players are just such judges of what is right, as tailors are of what is graceful. And in this view it will be but fair to allow, that most of our author's faults are less to be ascribed to his wrong judgment as a poet, than to his right judgment as a player.
Page 382 - ... to consider him attentively in comparison with Virgil above all the ancients, and with Milton above all the moderns.
Page 352 - If some things are too luxuriant it is owing to the richness of the soil; and if others are not arrived to perfection or maturity, it is only because they are overrun and oppressed by those of a stronger nature.
Page 15 - Not thinking it is levee-day, And find his honour in a pound, Hemm'd by a triple circle round, Chequer'd with ribbons blue and green: How should I thrust myself between?
Page 332 - If thou shalt find a bird's nest in the way, thou shalt not take the dam with the young ; But thou shalt in any wise let the dam go ; that it may be well with thee, and that thou mayest prolong thy days.
Page 19 - How think you of our friend the Dean? I wonder what some people mean; My lord and he are grown so great, Always together tete-d-tete. What ! they admire him for his jokes See but the fortune of some folks...
Page 364 - ... graces it was capable of; and in particular never failed to bring the sound of his line to a beautiful agreement with its sense.

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