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Page 39 - In merry old England it once was a rule, The King had his Poet, and also his Fool : But now we're so frugal, I'd have you to know it, That Cibber can serve both for Fool and for Poet.
Page 31 - How, with less reading than makes felons 'scape, Less human genius than God gives an ape,- Small thanks to France, and none to Rome or Greece, A past, vamp'd, future, old, reviv'd, new piece, 'Twixt Plautus, Fletcher, Congreve, and Corneille, Can make a Cibber, Johnson, or Ozell.
Page 48 - Tea, happen'd to have Charms sufficient to tempt the little-tiny Manhood of Mr. Pope into the next Room with her: at which you may imagine, his Lordship was in as much Joy, at what might happen within, as our small Friend could probably be in Possession of it: But I (forgive me all ye mortified Mortals whom his fell...
Page 49 - Pray, my lord, consider what I have done was in regard to the honour of our nation ! For would you have had so glorious a work as that of making Homer speak elegant English, cut short by laying up our little gentleman of a malady which his thin body might never have been cured of ? No, my lord ! Homer would have been too serious a sacrifice to our evening merriment.
Page 18 - Wits, I found, had made use of it before me ; otherwise I intended to have stolen one of them in, in the Shape of a Mummy, and t'other, in that of a Crocodile.
Page 65 - Tartar, whose resentment, that your punishment might be proportionate to the smart of your poetry, had stuck up a birchen rod in the room, to be ready whenever you might come within reach of it ; and at this rate you writ and rallied and writ on, till you rhymed yourself quite out of the coffee-house.
Page 17 - Bays, as usual, had a fling at it ; which in itself was no jest, unless the audience would please to make it one. But, however, flat as it was, Mr. Pope was mortally sore upon it. This was the offence : In this play two coxcombs being in love with a learned virtuoso's wife, to get unsuspected access to her, ingeniously send themselves as two presented rarities to the husband ; the one curiously...
Page 18 - Now, Sir, this Revolution, I had some Thoughts of introducing, by a quite different Contrivance; but my Design taking air, some of your sharp Wits, I found, had made use of it before me ; otherwise I intended to have stolen...