The Life of Richard Bentley: With an Account of His Writings and Anecdotes of Many Distinguished Characters During the Period in which He Flourished, Volume 6

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J. G. & F. Rivington, 1833
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Page 320 - Thus saying, from her husband's hand her hand Soft she withdrew ; and like a wood-nymph light, Oread or Dryad, or of Delia's...
Page 378 - Milton's strong pinion now not Heav'n can bound, Now, serpent-like, in prose he sweeps the ground. In quibbles Angel and Archangel join, And God the Father turns a School-divine. Not that I'd lop the beauties from his book, Like slashing Bentley with his desp'rate hook; Or damn all Shakespeare, like th' affected fool At Court, who hates whate'er he read at School.
Page 94 - A True Account of the present state of Trinity College in Cambridge under the oppressive government of their master, Richard Bentley, late DD' In his subsequent attack on Bentley's proposals for an edition of the New Testament, Middleton was less successful.
Page 378 - Commas and points they set exactly right, And 'twere a sin to rob them of their mite.
Page 12 - The Candidates must be BD or DD and the Day of Examination is the eighth after the Vacancy. This Professorship, founded by Henry VIII. 1540, is endowed with the living of Somersham, Hunts, value \000.
Page 364 - Thy mighty scholiast, whose unwearied pains Made Horace dull, and humbled Milton's strains. Turn what they will to verse, their toil is vain, Critics like me shall make it prose again. Roman and Greek grammarians ! know your better : Author of something yet more great than letter ; While towering o'er your alphabet, like Saul, Stands our Digamma, and o'ertops them all.
Page 314 - A phoenix, gaz'd by all as that sole bird, When, to enshrine his reliques in the Sun's Bright temple, to Egyptian Thebes he flies. At once on th...
Page 176 - I shall here insert them, and hope my readers will apply them. "Who strives to mount Parnassus' hill, And thence ppetick laurels bring, Must first acquire due force and skill, Must fly with swan's or eagle's wing. Who Nature's treasures would explore, Her mysteries and arcana know ; Must high as lofty Newton soar, j\Just stoop as delving Woodward low.
Page 377 - Out-tibbalding poor TIBBALD, tops his part: Holds high the scourge o'er each fam'd author's head; Nor are their graves a refuge for the dead. To MILTON lending sense, to HORACE wit, He makes them write what never Poet writ: The Roman Muse arraigns his mangling pen; And Paradise, by him, is lost agen.
Page 9 - For none of us liveth to himself, and no man dieth to himself. 8 For whether we live, we live unto the Lord ; and whether we die, we die unto the Lord : whether we live therefore, or die, we are the Lord's.

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