Brookiana, Volumes 1-2 (Google eBook)

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R. Phillips, 1804
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Page 145 - THREE Poets, in three distant ages born, Greece, Italy, and England did adorn. The first in loftiness of thought surpassed; The next in majesty , In both the last. The force of Nature could no further go ; To make a third, she joined the former two.
Page 128 - Twas so for me that Edwin did, And so for him will I.
Page 39 - He gave the little Wealth he had, "To build a House for Fools and Mad: "And shew'd by one satiric Touch, "No Nation wanted it so much: "That Kingdom he hath left his Debtor, "I wish it soon may have a Better.
Page 83 - Leland unites the man of taste with the man of learning ; and shows himself to have possessed not only a competent knowledge of the Greek language, but that clearness in his own conceptions, and that animation in his feelings, which enabled him to catch the real meaning, and to preserve the genuine spirit of the most perfect orator that Athens ever produced. Through the Dissertation upon Eloquence...
Page 53 - For many a cheerful day. These ancient walls Have often heard him, while his legends blithe He sang; of love, or knighthood, or the wiles Of homely life; through each estate and age, The fashions and the follies of the world With cunning hand portraying. Though perchance From Blenheim's towers...
Page 53 - The language of our fathers. Here he dwelt For many a cheerful day. These ancient walls Have often heard him, while his legends blithe He sang; of love, or knighthood, or the wiles Of homely life; through each estate and age, The fashions and the follies of the world With cunning hand portraying.
Page 148 - Goodman's fields, this day, will be performed a Concert of Vocal and Instrumental Music, divided into Two Parts Tickets at three, two, and one shilling. Places for the Boxes to be taken at the Fleece Tavern, next the Theatre NB Between the two parts of the Concert, will be presented an Historical Play, called The Life and Death of King Richard the Third Containing the distress of K.
Page 77 - Spent, overpower'd, despairing of success ; Let me advise thee to retreat betimes To thy paternal seat, the Sabine field, Where the great Censor toil'd with his own hands, And all our frugal ancestors were blest In humble virtues, and a rural life.
Page 148 - Containing the Distresses of K. Henry VI. The artful acquisition of the Crown by King Richard, The murder of Young King Edward V. and his Brother, in the Tower, THE LANDING OF THE EARL OF RICHMOND, And the Death of King Richard, in the memorable Battle of Bosworth Field, being the last that was fought between the Houses of York and Lancaster ; with many other true Historical Passages.
Page 127 - Till, quite dejected with my scorn, He left me to my pride, And sought a solitude forlorn, In secret, where he died.

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