The Works of the English Poets: With Prefaces, Biographical and Critical, Volume 7, Page 2

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H. Hughs, 1779 - English poetry
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Page 324 - The metaphysics but a puppet motion That goes with screws, the notion of a notion; The copy of a copy and lame draught Unnaturally taken from a thought: That counterfeits all pantomimic tricks, And turns the eyes, like an old crucifix; That counterchanges whatsoe'er it calls B...
Page 28 - Lilburn:" which part of his character gave occasion for the following lines at his death : Is John departed, and is Lilburn gone? Farewell to both, to Lilburn and to John. Yet, being dead, take this advice from me, Let them not both in one grave buried be : Lay John here, and Lilburn thereabout, For if they both should meet they would fall out.
Page 11 - Th' united constanter, and sided The more, the more their foes divided. For though outnumber'd, overthrown, And by the fate of war run down, Their duty never was defeated, Nor from their oaths and faith retreated : For loyalty is still the same Whether it win or lose the game ; True as the dial to the sun, Although it be not shin'd upon.
Page 279 - Wav'd to assert the murther of a prince, The author of false Latin to convince ; But laid the merits of the cause aside, By those that understood them to be try'd ; And counted breaking Priscian's head a thing More capital than to behead a king, For which he 'as been admir'd by all the learn'd Of knaves concern'd, and pedants unconcern'd. JUDGMENT is but a curious pair of scales, That turns with th...
Page 337 - It is not poetry that makes men poor ; For few do write that were not so before ; And those that have writ best, had they been rich, Had ne'er been clapp'd with a poetic itch ; Had loved their ease too well to take the pains To undergo that drudgery of brains ; But, being for all other trades unfit, Only t' avoid being idle, set up wit.
Page 321 - How various and innumerable Are those who live upon the rabble! Tis they maintain the church and state, Employ the priest and magistrate; Bear all the charge of government, And pay the public fines and rent; Defray all taxes and excises, And impositions of all prices; Bear all the' expense of peace and war, And pay the pulpit and the bar; Maintain all churches and religions, And give their pastors exhibitions...
Page 334 - LOVE is too great a happiness For wretched mortals to possess ; For could it hold inviolate Against those cruelties of fate Which all felicities below By rigid laws are subject to, It -would become a bliss too high For perishing mortality ; Translate to earth the joys above; For nothing goes to Heaven but Love.
Page 338 - Far greater numbers have been lost by hopes Than all the magazines of daggers, ropes, And other ammunitions of despair, Were ever able to despatch by fear.
Page 17 - that he was betrayed by " those whom he most trusted, and who had been " most obliged by his father;" so being weary of his visit, quickly took his leave, and the next morning left the town, out of fear that the prince might know that he was the very fool and coxcomb he had mentioned so kindly. And within two days after, the prince did come to know who it was whom he had treated so well, and whom before, by his behaviour, he had believed to be a man not very glad of the king's restoration.
Page 163 - And after explicate the rest, As they should find Cause for the best. To this, as th...

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