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Lewis Theobald, His Contribution to English Scholarship, with Some ...
Richard Foster Jones
No preview available - 2016
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Page 53 - The allurements of emendation are scarcely resistible. Conjecture has all the joy and all the pride of invention, and he that has once started a happy change, is too much delighted to consider what objections may rise against it.
Page 76 - Spit, fire! spout, rain! Nor rain, wind, thunder, fire, are my daughters: I tax not you, you elements, with unkindness; I never gave you kingdom, call'd you children, You owe me no subscription: then, let fall Your horrible pleasure; here I stand, your slave, A poor, infirm, weak, and despis'd old man.
Page 114 - Pretty ! in amber to observe the forms Of hairs, or straws, or dirt, or grubs, or worms ! The things, we know, are neither rich nor rare, But wonder how the devil they got there.
Page 114 - Commas and points they set exactly right, And 'twere a sin to rob them of their mite...
Page 197 - Namancos and Bayona's hold; Look homeward angel now, and melt with ruth. And, O ye dolphins, waft the hapless youth.
Page 258 - The Odes, Epodes, and Carmen Seculare of Horace in Latin and English, with a Translation of Dr. Bentley's Notes. To which are added Notes upon Notes, by Several Hands.
Page 351 - Works of Shakespeare. Collated with the Oldest Copies, and Corrected, with Notes, Explanatory and Critical, by Mr.
Page 235 - BUTLER (Samuel). — Hudibras, in three parts, written in the Time of the Late Wars : Corrected and Amended. With Large Annotations and a Preface, by Zachary Grey, LLD Adorn'd with a new Set of Cuts (from the designs of Hogarth).
Page 133 - Here studious I unlucky moderns save, Nor sleeps one error in its father's grave, Old puns restore, lost blunders nicely seek, And crucify poor Shakespear once a week.
Page 53 - ... or nicety of taste. Many of his explanations are curious and useful, but he likewise, though he professed to oppose the licentious confidence of editors, and adhere to the old copies, is unable to restrain the rage of emendation, though his ardour is ill seconded by his skill. Every cold empirick, when his heart is expanded by a successful experiment, swells into a theorist, and the laborious collator at some unlucky moment frolicks in conjecture.