What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Other editions - View all
Ambrose Philips barrier treaty bathos better Blackmore book of Job BOWLES brought Bull's called catoptrical CHAP chapter church court critics Curll DIEGO Double Falsehood Dunciad Ecclesdown Edmund Curll epic poem Epic Poetry esquire South Frog genius gentleman give hands hang hath head Hocus Homer honour horses humour husband Jack John Bull John Dennis John's lady lawsuit lawyers learned Leonard Welsted Lewis Baboon Lintot look lord Strutt mankind manner master nature neighbours never Nicholas Frog observed occasion old Lewis person pieces plain PLEONASM poet poetry poor Pope Prince Arthur profund quoth ridicule rogue satire servants sir Roger sort speak talk tell thee thing thou thought tion treated true truth verse Virgil Voltaire WARTON whole wife words writers
Page 151 - She said; then raging to Sir Plume repairs, And bids her beau demand the precious hairs: (Sir Plume of amber snuff-box justly vain, And the nice conduct of a clouded cane...
Page 152 - Or o'er the glebe distil the kindly rain; Others on earth o'er human race preside, Watch all their ways, and all their actions guide: Of these the chief the care of nations own, And guard with arms divine the British throne. 'Our humbler province is to tend the fair, Not a less pleasing, though less glorious care; To save the powder from too rude a gale, Nor let th...
Page 161 - Or roll the planets through the boundless sky. Some less refined, beneath the moon's pale light, Pursue the stars that shoot athwart the night, Or suck the mists in grosser air below, Or dip their pinions in the painted bow, Or brew fierce tempests on the wintry main, Or...
Page 151 - Methinks already I your tears survey, Already hear the horrid things they say, Already see you a degraded toast, And all your honour in a whisper lost! How shall I then your helpless fame defend? 'Twill then be infamy to seem your friend! And shall this prize, th...
Page 155 - Warn'd by the sylph, oh pious maid, beware ! This to disclose is all thy guardian can ; Beware of all, but most beware of man ! He said ; when Shock, who thought she slept too long, Leap'd up, and wak'd his mistress with his tongue.
Page 93 - ... nay, without learning or much reading. This must necessarily be of great use to all those poets who confess they never read, and of whom the world is convinced they never learn.
Page 157 - The rebel Knave, who dares his prince engage, Proves the just victim of his royal rage.
Page 176 - Jerusalem with iniquity: the heads thereof judge for reward, and the priests thereof teach for hire, and the prophets thereof divine for money: yet will they lean upon the Lord, and say, "Is not the Lord among us? none evil can come upon us.
Page 414 - A man should never be ashamed to own he has been in the wrong, which is but saying, in other words, that he is wiser today than he was yesterday.