The Works of Alexander Pope, Esq: In Nine Volumes Complete, with His Last Corrections, Additions, and Improvements, as They Were Delivered to the Editor a Little Before His Death, Together with the Commentary and Notes of Mr. Warburton, Volume 5
A. Millar, J. and R. Tonson, C. Bathurst, R. Baldwin, W. Johnston, J. Richardson, B. Law, S. Crowder, T. Longman, T. Field, and T. Caslon, 1760 - English poetry
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Other editions - View all
abused Æneas Æneid Æschylus Alluding ancient Aristarchus Bard Bavius behold Bentl Booksellers called cause character Cibber Codrus Concanen Court Curl Dæmon Daily Journal declared Dennis divine Dryden dull Dulness Dunce Dunciad Edition Epic Epigram Eridanus Essay on Criticism ev'ry eyes faith fame fense fool former Edd friends genius Gentleman Gildon Goddess hath head Heav'n Hero Homer honour Ibid Iliad Imitations John Dennis King Laureate learned Leonard Welsted Letter Lewis Theobald Lord manner Mist's Journal moral Muse Nature never o'er occasion octavo Oldmixon Ovid person Philosophy Phœbus poem Poet Poetry Pope Pope's praise Pref printed prose Queen racters reader Remarks satire Scholiast Scribl Scriblerus Shakespear shew sons sure Swift thee Theobald things thor thou thro throne Tibbald tion translated true truth Variations verse Virg Virgil Virtue Welsted whole word writ writing youth
Page 262 - As Fancy opens the quick springs of Sense, We ply the Memory, we load the brain, Bind rebel Wit, and double chain on chain; Confine the thought, to exercise the breath; And keep them in the pale of Words till death.
Page 211 - My great example, as it is my theme ! Tho' deep, yet clear ; tho' gentle, yet not dull ; Strong without rage, without o'er-flowing full.
Page 236 - The person who acted Polly, till then obscure, became all at Once the favourite of the town; her pictures were engraved, and sold in great numbers; her life written, books of letters and...
Page 317 - Night primaeval and of Chaos old ! Before her, Fancy's gilded clouds decay, And all its varying rainbows die away. Wit shoots in vain its momentary fires, The meteor drops, and in a flash expires. As one by one, at dread Medea's strain, The sick'ning stars fade off th' ethereal plain ; As Argus
Page 277 - We only furnish what he cannot use, Or wed to what he must divorce, a muse: Full in the midst of Euclid dip at once, And petrify a genius to a dunce: Or set on metaphysic ground to prance, Show all his paces, not a step advance.
Page 245 - The moon-struck prophet felt the madding hour : Then rose the seed of Chaos, and of Night, To blot out order, and extinguish light, Of dull and venal a new world to mould, And bring Saturnian days of lead and gold.
Page 100 - Should Dennis publish, you had stabb'd your Brother, Lampoon'd your Monarch, or debauch'd your Mother ; Say, what revenge on Dennis can be had ? Too dull for laughter, for reply too mad : On one so poor you cannot take the law; On one so old your sword you scorn to draw : Uncag'd then let the harmless monster rage, Secure in dulness, madness, want, and age.
Page 96 - 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.