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acquaintance Addison afterwards appeared Battle of Ramillies Beggar's Opera Cato censure character College Congreve considered contempt conversation court criticism death declared delight diligence Dryden Duke Earl elegance endeavoured esteem excellence favour fortune friends genius honour House of Hanover Iliad imagination imitation Juba justly kind King William Lady likewise lived Lord Chamberlain Lord Halifax Lord Tyrconnel mankind Matthew Prior mentioned merit mind nature neglect never observed obtained occasion once opinion panegyric passion performance perhaps Pindaric play pleased pleasure poem poet poetical poetry Pope pounds praise Prior published Queen reason received regard remarkable reputation resentment Savage Savage's says seems seldom Sempronius sent sentiments Sir Richard Sir Robert Walpole solicited sometimes Spectator Spence Steele sufficient supposed Syphax Tatler Theophilus Cibber thought Tickell told tragedy verses virtue Whig write written wrote
Page 19 - He was of an advanced age, and I was only not a boy ; yet he never received my notions with contempt. He was a whig, with all the virulence and malevolence of his party ; yet difference of opinion did not keep us apart. I honoured him, and he endured me.
Page 163 - A New Version of the Psalms of David, fitted to the Tunes used in Churches...
Page 222 - ... and relieved. Sir Richard Steele, having declared in his favour with all the ardour of benevolence which constituted his character, promoted his interest with the utmost zeal, related his misfortunes, applauded his merit, took all the opportunities of recommending him, and asserted, that J ' the inhumanity of his mother had given him a right to find every good man his father.
Page 66 - The variable weather of the mind, the flying vapours of incipient madness, which from time to time cloud reason, without eclipsing it, it requires so much nicety to exhibit, that Addison seems to have been deterred from prosecuting his own design.
Page 104 - It was apparently his principal endeavour to avoid all harshness and severity of diction ; he is therefore sometimes verbose in his transitions and connections, and sometimes descends too much to the language of conversation ; yet if his language had been less idiomatical, it might have lost somewhat of its genuine Anglicism.
Page 88 - About things on which the public thinks long, it commonly attains to think right ; and of Cato it has been not unjustly determined, that it is rather a poem in dialogue than a drama, rather a succession of just sentiments in elegant language, than a representation of natural affections, or of any state probable or possible in human life. Nothing here excites or assuages emotion ; here is no magical power of raising fantastic terror or wild anxiety.
Page 184 - Besides being acted in London sixty-three days without interruption, and renewed the next season with equal applause, it spread into all the great towns of England ; was played in many places to the thirtieth and fortieth time ; at Bath and Bristol fifty, &c.
Page 30 - ... was expressed by a loud hum, continued in proportion to their zeal or pleasure. When Burnet preached, part of his congregation hummed so loudly and so long, that he sat down to enjoy it, and rubbed his face with his handkerchief. When Sprat preached, he likewise was honoured with the like animating hum ; but he stretched out his hand to the congregation, and cried, " Peace, peace, I pray you peace.
Page 20 - At this man's table I enjoyed many cheerful and instructive hours, with companions, such as are not often found — with one who has lengthened, and one who has gladdened life; with Dr James, whose skill in physic will be long remembered; and with David Garrick, whom I hoped to have gratified with this character of our common friend. But what are the hopes of man! I am disappointed by that stroke of death, which has eclipsed the gaiety of nations, and impoverished the public stock of harmless pleasure.