Poetical Works: With the Life of the Author, Volume 3 (Google eBook)

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Cadell and Davies, etc. and Samuel Bagster, 1807
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Page 79 - Unhappy man takes pains to find, T" inflict himself upon his mind : And out of his own bowels spins A rack and torture for his sins ; Torments himself, in vain, to know That most which he can never do : And the more strictly 'tis...
Page 49 - P. Your wounds are but without, and mine within : You wound my heart, and I but prick your skin ; And while your eyes pierce deeper than my claws, You blame the effect of which you are the cause.
Page 193 - LAW does not put the least restraint Upon our freedom, but maintain 't ; Or if it does, 'tis for our good, To give us freer latitude : For wholesome laws preserve us free, By stinting of our liberty.
Page 11 - And gain'da Pass, to hold dispute With all the Planets that stand out; To carry this most virtuous War, Home to the Door of every Star, And plant th' Artillery of our Tubes Against their proudest Magnitudes ; To stretch our Victories beyond Th...
Page 23 - Immodest words admit of no defence; For want of decency is want of sense.
Page 24 - On sure foundations let your fabric rise, And with attractive majesty surprise; Not by affected meretricious arts, But strict harmonious symmetry of parts ; Which through the whole insensibly must pass, With vital heat to animate the mass: A pure, an active, an auspicious flame ; And bright as heaven, from whence the blessing came: But few, oh!
Page 21 - Art; For tho Materials have long since been found, Yet both your fancy and your Hands are bound, And by Improving what was writ Before, Invention Labours Less, but Judgment more.
Page 5 - To take an invent'ry of all Her real estate, and personal ; And make an accurate survey Of all her lands, and how they lay, As true as that of Ireland, where The sly surveyors stole a shire : T' observe her country, how 'twas planted, With what sh...
Page 193 - But man delights to have his ears Blown maggots in by flatterers. ALL wit does but divert men from the road In which things vulgarly are understood, And force mistake and ignorance to own A better sense than commonly is known. IN little trades more cheats and lying Are used in selling, than in buying; But in the great unjuster dealing, Is used in buying, than in selling.
Page 64 - And since our English plagiaries nim, And steal their far-fet criticisms from him, And, by an action falsely laid of Trover, The lumber for their proper goods recover ; Enough to furnish all the lewd impeachers, Of witty Beaumont's poetry, and Fletcher's, Who for a few misprisions of wit, Are...

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