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Alcaeus Aristippus arms Bacchus bard behold bend beneath blest bold breast Caesar charms cheerful cries crowd crown'd Damasippus dame dare dire dread drest earth ease EPISTLE fair faithless fame fate fear feast festal fierce fire flame flowing folly fond form'd fortune frugal genius give glows gods gold Grecian guest happy hath head hear heart honours Horace hour impious indulgence inspire Jove JULIUS FLORUS labours Latian light live Lucilius lyre madness Maecenas maid Mede mirth Muse ne'er numbers o'er Parthian plain pleasure poet poet's possest powers divine praise pride race rage raise rapture reign rhimes rich rise Roman Rome round sacred SATIRE SATIRE VII Scythians seas shine sing sire skies slave song soul Stertinius strain taste tear Telephus tempest thee thine thou Thracian Tibur Tiresias toil verse vile virtue waves wealth winds wine wise wretch yield youth
Page 82 - The man in conscious virtue bold, Who dares his secret purpose hold, Unshaken hears the crowd's tumultuous cries, And the impetuous tyrant's angry brow defies. " Let the loud winds, that rule the seas, Tempestuous their wild horrors raise; Let Jove's dread arm with thunders rend the spheres, Beneath the crush of worlds undaunted he appears.
Page 73 - Day presses on the heels of day, And moons increase to their decay ; But you, with thoughtless pride elate, Unconscious of impending fate, Command the pillar'd dome to rise, When lo ! thy tomb forgotten lies.
Page 280 - ... the event however fictitious, or approximates it however remote, by placing us, for a time, in 'the condition of him whose fortune we contemplate; so that we feel, while the...
Page iv - I will send you, pleased most people of good taste here ; the boxes were crowded till the sixth night ; when the pit and gallery were totally deserted, and it was dropped. Distress, without death, was not sufficient to affect a true British audience, so long accustomed to daggers, racks, and bowls of poison ; contrary to Horace's rule, they desire to see Medea murder her children upon the stage.
Page 346 - But if, through weakness, or my want of art, I can't to every different style impart The proper strokes and colours it may claim, Why am I honour'd with a poet's name ? FRANCIS. IT is one of the maxims of the civil law, that definitions are hazardous. Things modified by human understandings, subject to varieties of complication, and .changeable as experience...
Page 223 - From grave to jovial you must change with art, Now play the critic's, now the poet's part; In raillery assume a gayer air, Discreetly hide your strength, your vigour spare; For ridicule shall frequently prevail, And cut the knot, when graver reasons fail.
Page 7 - With equal pace, impartial Fate Knocks at the palace, as the cottage gate, Nor should our sum of life extend Our growing hopes beyond their destined end.
Page 41 - A fugitive from Heav'n and prayer, I mock'd at all religious fear, Deep scienc'd in the mazy lore Of mad philosophy; but now Hoist sail, and back my voyage plow To that blest harbour, which I left before.— FRANCIs.
Page 28 - Place me where never summer breeze Unbinds the glebe, or warms the trees: Where ever-lowering clouds appear, And angry Jove deforms th" inclement year. Place me beneath the burning ray, Where rolls the rapid car of day; Love and the nymph shall charm my toils, The nymph who sweetly speaks, and sweetly smiles.