The Works of Alexander Pope, Esq. In Verse and Prose: Containing the Principal Notes of Drs. Warburton and Warton: Illustrations, and Critical and Explanatory Remarks, by Johnson, Wakefield, A. Chalmers, F.S.A. and Others. To which are Added, Now First Published, Some Original Letters, with Additional Observations, and Memoirs of the Life of the Author, Volume 4 (Google eBook)

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J. Johnson, J. Nichols and Son, R. Baldwin, F. and C. Rivington, W. Otridge and Son ... [and 24 others], 1806
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Page 43 - d by ev'ry quill ; Fed with soft dedication all day long, Horace and he went hand in hand in song.
Page 167 - For gain, not glory, wing'd his roving flight, And grew Immortal in his own despite.
Page 34 - And born to write, converse, and live with ease: Should such a man, too fond to rule alone, Bear, like the Turk, no brother near the throne...
Page 54 - A Cherub's face, a reptile all the rest; Beauty that shocks you, parts that none will trust; Wit that can creep, and pride that licks the dust.
Page 217 - Nassau to Kneller's hand decreed To fix him graceful on the bounding Steed; So well in paint and stone they judg'd of merit: But Kings in Wit may want discerning spirit.
Page 437 - That the Earl of Halifax was one of the first to favour me; of whom it is hard to say whether the advancement of the polite arts is more owing to his generosity or his example...
Page 54 - As shallow streams run dimpling all the way, Whether in florid impotence he speaks, And, as the prompter breathes, the puppet squeaks; Or at the ear of Eve, familiar toad!
Page 63 - Me, let the tender office long engage To rock the cradle of reposing age, With lenient arts extend a mother's breath, Make languor smile, and smooth the bed of death; Explore the thought, explain the asking eye, And keep a while one parent from the sky ! On cares like these, if length of days attend, May Heaven, to bless those days, preserve my friend!
Page 353 - I touch thee ! but with honest zeal, To rouse the watchmen of the public weal, To virtue's work provoke the tardy hall, And goad the prelate, slumbering in his stall.
Page 401 - For we find thofe authors who have been offended at the literal notion of the Gods, conftantly laying their accufation againft Homer as the chief fupport of it. But whatever caufe there might be to blame his machines in a philofophical...

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