Mr. Pope's literary correspondence for thirty years; from 1704 to 1734. Being, a collection of letters, which passed between him and several eminent persons. Volume the first
printed for E. Curll, 1735 - 439 pages
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Page 101 - L. walked with me three or four hours by moonlight, and we met no creature of any quality but the king...
Page 29 - ... not very common to young men, that the attractions of the world have not dazzled me very much ; and I...
Page 198 - Parnell is in an ill state of health. "Pardon me if I add a word of advice in the poetical way.
Page 180 - ... a perspective glass. When you shut the doors of this grotto it becomes on the instant, from a luminous room, a Camera obscura, on the walls of which all the objects of the river, hills, woods and boats are forming a moving picture in their visible radiations; and when you have a mind to light it up, it affords you a very different scene.
Page 100 - To eat Westphalia ham in a morning; ride over hedges and ditches on borrowed hacks; come home in the heat of the day with a fever, and (what is worse a hundred times) with a red mark on the forehead from an uneasy hat; all this may qualify them to make excellent wives for fox-hunters, and bear abundance of ruddycomplexioned children.
Page 28 - Sickness is a sort of early old age; it teaches us a diffidence in our earthly state, and inspires us with the thoughts of a future, better than a thousand volumes of philosophers and divines.
Page 196 - One or two of your own friends complained they had heard nothing from you since the Queen's death. I told them no man living loved Mr. Gay better than I, yet I had not once written to him in all his voyage. This I thought a convincing proof, how truly one may be a friend to another without telling him so every month.
Page 103 - ... tone) that it was eleven at night. All this was no ill preparation to the life I have led since, among those old...
Page 196 - ... politics were never your concern. If you are a Whig, as I rather hope, and as I think, your principles and mine (as brother poets) had ever a bias to the side of liberty, I know you will be an honest man, and an inoffensive one. Upon the whole, I know, you are incapable of being so much of either party as to be good for nothing.