An Essay on the Different Stiles of Poetry ...

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B. Tooke, 1713 - Poetry - 36 pages
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Page 21 - Fair hope displays its pinions to the wind, And flutters in the lines, and lifts the mind. Brisk joy with transport fills the rising strain, Breaks in the notes, and bounds in every vein. Stern courage, glittering in the sparks of ire...
Page 5 - And shiver'd in conceit, and thus went on : " By a cold region next the Rider goes, Where all lies cover'd in eternal snows ; Where no bright genius drives the chariot high, To glitter on the ground, and gild the sky. Bleak level Realm, where Frigid Styles abound, Where never yet a daring thought w'as found, But counted feet is Poetry...
Page 5 - Ye sacred Virgins, in my thoughts ador'd, Ah, be for ever in my lines deplor'd, If tricks on words acquire an endless name, And trifles merit in the court of Fame!
Page 26 - Tis hence the virtues are no more confin'd To be but rules of reason in the mind ; The heavenly Forms...
Page 16 - Now pafs to find the palace through the grove : Whate'er you fee, whate'er you feel, difplay The Realm you fought for ; daring Rider, ftay.
Page 30 - But whilst I follow where your pointed Beams My Course directing shoot in golden Streams, The bright Appearance dazzles Fancy's Eyes, And weary'd out the fix'd Attention lies, Enough my Verses have you work'd my Breast, 430 I'll seek the sacred Grove, and sink to Rest.
Page 31 - She fpake : the Patriot overfpread thy mind, And all thy days to public good refign'd. Elfe might thy foul, fo wonderfully wrought For every depth and turn of curious thought, To this the Poet's fweet recefs * retreat, And thence report the pleafures...
Page 17 - The fhades, for whom with fuch indulgent care Fame wreaths the boughs, or hangs the chaplets there, To deathlefs honours thus preferv'd above, For ages conquer, or for ages love, VOL.
Page 32 - ... which a Writer knows, When in his breast a vein of fancy glows, Describe his business while he works the mine, Describe his temper when he sees it shine, Or say, when Readers easy verse insnares, How much the Writer's mind can aft on theirs : Whence images, in charming numbers set, A sort of likeness in the soul beget, And what fair visions...
Page 19 - Here, on the pedestals of War and Peace, In different rows, and with a different grace, Fine Statues proudly ride, or nobly stand, To which Narration with a pointing hand Directs the sight, and makes examples please By boldly venturing to dilate in praise ; While chosen beauties lengthen out the song, Yet make her hearers never think it long. Or if, with closer art, with sprightly mien, Scarce like...

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