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The Rape of the Lock: an Heroicomical Poem in Five Cantos
Alexander Pope,Aubrey Beardsley
Limited preview - 1968
Aerial Airy ancient Ariel Arms Baron Beam Beau Belinda Bernard Lintott beware Blank Verse blaze Bodkin Breast breathe bright Brocade burn canto caus'd Charms Cheek China conceal'd cry'd dejected Diamonds dread dy'd e'er E're Earth Elves Elzevir Letter ev'n ev'ry Eyes fair Head Fair Nymphs fall Fame Fate fierce flies Flow'rs gentle Belle glitt'ring Gnome Gods Grace Hair half hang Hearts Heav'n heav'nly Heroes Honour Iliad of Homer King Labours Ladies Lap-dogs Light Lord Lover Matadore melting mortal o'er Ovid pale Pinions Poem Poetick Pow'r Pray'rs Price 15 Pride Printed for Bernard Prize Queen Rage Rape repair Restore the Lock reveal'd Ringlets rising shining sighs Silver Sir Plume Skies Snuff-box soon Spades Spirits Spleen spread her Hands Spright Stars Strait Sylphs Tears thou Thrice thro Tow'rs translated trembling Trumps Twas Tyde Umbriel Unnumber'd Vapour Virgin Vision Wings Wits wretched Maid Youth
Page 21 - Hampton takes its name. Here Britain's statesmen oft the fall foredoom Of foreign tyrants and of nymphs at home; Here thou, great Anna! whom three realms obey, Dost sometimes counsel take— and sometimes tea. Hither the heroes and the nymphs resort, To taste awhile the pleasures of a court; In various talk th...
Page 13 - The rest the winds dispers'd in empty air. But now secure the painted vessel glides, The sunbeams trembling on the floating tides ; While melting music steals upon the sky, And...
Page 3 - Nor bound thy narrow Views to Things below. Some secret Truths from Learned Pride conceal'd, To Maids alone and Children are reveal'd : What tho' no Credit doubting Wits may give?
Page 34 - Repair'd to search the gloomy cave of Spleen. Swift on his sooty pinions flits the gnome, And in a vapour reach'd the dismal dome.
Page 36 - On various tempers act by various ways, Make some take physic, others scribble plays; Who cause the proud their visits to delay, And send the godly in a pet to pray. A nymph there is, that all thy pow'r disdains, And thousands more in equal mirth maintains.
Page 24 - The rebel Knave, who dares his prince engage, Proves the just victim of his royal rage.
Page 47 - Dapperwit, and sunk beside his chair. A mournful glance Sir Fopling upwards cast, ' Those eyes are made so killing