Mr. Pope's Literary Correspondence. Volume the Third: With Letters To, and From, the Duke of Shrewsberry, Lord Lansdowne, ... ... (Google eBook)

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E. Curll, 1735 - 30 pages
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Page 124 - Such was Roscommon, not more learn'd than good, With manners gen'rous as his noble blood; To him the wit of Greece and Rome was known, And ev'ry author's merit, but his own. Such late was Walsh...
Page 122 - To chase the fatal passion from our breast? But since so few can live from passion free, Happy the man, and only happy he, Who with such lucky stars begins his love, That his cool judgment does his choice approve. Ill-grounded passions quickly wear away; What's built upon esteem, can ne'er decay.
Page 28 - All the use to be made of it is, that this life is a scene . of vanity, that soon passes away; and affords no solid satisfaction, but in the consciousness of doing well, and in the hopes of another life. This is what I can say upon experience; and what you will find to be true, when you come to make up the account. Adieu...
Page 220 - Youth, which is is the only Time we are capable of Pleafure, to lay up Wealth, which we are to make Ufe of in an Age when we are not capable of any Pleafure at all. But this old Man, who has the Confidence to accufe me, does ten times worfe. He did not only heap up Wealth all his Youth, but he continues to do fo ftill ; and though his Age, and the Infirmities of his Body...
Page 108 - ... plimented. ** I would not have you underftand me as if I ** recommended to you a four Prefbyterian feve** rity; that is yet more to be avoided. Advice, " like phyfic, mould be fo fweetened and prepared " as to be made palatable, or nature may be apt to " revolt againft it. Be always fincere, but at the " fame time always polite. Be humble...
Page 240 - Fools, who would protect the Fools, that would not fight, from Oppreffion ? And were there not Writing Fools, what would the Reading Fools do for a Diverfion ? So that upon the whole Matter I think we had even as good leave the World as we find it. However, if he thinks there ought to be fomewhat done in this Matter, after having made fo much Noife about it ; the...
Page 223 - Milliners ja third upon Perfumers ; a fourth upon Perriwig-makers. All his Time fpent between the Toilet, the Play-houfe, the Park, and Drawing-Room. And upon what noble Defign, pray, is all this Time and all this Money wafted ? Even, Gentlemen, that this moft charming Perfon of his, may attain that with all this Coft which I received Twenty Thoufand Pound for doing. Would his Nicenefs be contented with the Meat that had been tumbled, and cold upon my Trencher ? Truly, Sir, his Happinefs is little...
Page 97 - Service call'd upon them to sacrifice their Lives for it. Stowe, in my Grandfather's Time, till the Civil Wars broke out, was a kind of Academy for all the young Men of Family in the Country. He provided himself with the best Masters of all kinds for Education; and the Children of his Neighbours and Friends shared the Advantage with his own. Thus he, in a Manner, became, the Father of his Country, and not only engaged the Affection of the present Generation...
Page 34 - These I found quaintly summed up in an old rhyme : — With a red man read thy rede, With a brown man break thy bread, On a pale man draw thy knife, From a black man keep thy wife.
Page 107 - I perceive you have not yet thoroughly purged yourfelf from, which is flattery : you have beftowed fo much of that upon me in your letter, that I hope you have no more left, and that you meant it only to take your leave of fuch flights of fancy, which, however well meant, oftener put a man out of countenance than oblige him.

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