The Dunciad, in four books (Google eBook)

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C. Bathurst, 1770 - English literature
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Page 68 - HAPPY the man, whose wish and care A few paternal acres bound, Content to breathe his native air, In his own ground. Whose herds with milk, whose fields with bread, Whose flocks supply him with attire ; Whose trees in summer yield him shade, In winter fire.
Page 271 - My dear, it is only this, that you will never marry an old man again.
Page 184 - ... not very common to young men, that the attractions of the world have not dazzled me very much ; and I...
Page 131 - To eat Westphalia ham in a morning; ride over hedges and ditches on borrowed hacks; come home in the heat of the day with a fever, and (what...
Page 236 - Inarime is an epitome of the whole earth, containing, within the compafs of eighteen miles, a wonderful variety of hills, vales, ragged rocks, fruitful plains, and barren mountains, all thrown together in a moft romantic confufion.
Page 288 - The bottom is paved with simple pebble, as is also the adjoining walk up the wilderness to the temple, in the natural taste, agreeing not ill with the little dripping murmur, and the aquatic idea of the whole place.
Page 244 - I, if we ride on; the motion is an aid to my fancy, a round trot very much awakens my spirits; then jog on apace, and I'll think as hard as I can.
Page 213 - I distrust neither your will nor your memory, when it is to do good ; and if I ever become troublesome or solicitous, it must not be out of expectation, but out of gratitude.
Page 49 - It is not enough that nothing offends the Ear, but a good Poet will adapt the very Sounds, as well as Words, to the things he treats of. So that there is (if one may express it so) a Style of Sound. As in describing a gliding Stream, the Numbers shou'd run easy and flowing; in describing a rough Torrent or Deluge, sonorous and swelling, and so of the rest.
Page 288 - ... radiations ; and when you have a mind to light it up, it affords you a very different scene. It is...

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