The adventures of Capt. Greenland: Written in imitation of all those wise, learned, witty and humorous authors, who ... write in the same stile and manner. ....

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Printed for R. Baldwin, 1752

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Page 188 - No passions interrupt his easy reign; No problems puzzle his lethargic brain ; But dull oblivion guards his peaceful bed/ And lazy fogs bedew his gracious head: Thus at full length such pampered monarchs lay, Basking at ease, and slumbering life away.
Page 208 - Her garments were deep stain'd in humane gore, And torn by her own hands, in which she bore A knotted whip, and bowl, that to the brim Did with green gall, and juice of wormwood swim. With which when she was...
Page 188 - Supine with folded Arms he thoughtlefs nods : Indulging Dreams his Godhead lull to Eafe. With Murmurs of foft Rills, and whifp'ring Trees. The Poppy, and each numming Plant difpenfe Their drowfy Virtue, and dull Indolence.
Page 119 - Two goggle eyes, so clear, though very dead, That one may see, through them, quite through his head. Let every nod of his and subtle wink Declare the fool would talk, but cannot think. Let him all other fools so far surpass That fools themselves point at him for an ass.
Page 80 - Compass, is, as one may say, a Kind of Prison to the free Soul and Pen of a more unbounded Genius; which, disdaining such a pitiful Constraint, must either burst a Passage through it, or perish in the Performance, through this paltry Confinement.
Page 58 - Bafely flying when moft priz'd, Meanly fawning when defpis'd. Flattering or infulting ever, Generous and grateful never : All his joys are fleeting dreams, All his woes fevere extremes. STREPHON. Nymph, unjuftly you inveigh ; Love, like us, muft Fate obey. Since 'tis Nature's law to change, Conftancy alone is ftrange. See the heavens in lightnings break, Next in ftorms of thunder fpeak ; Till a kind rain from above Makes a calm — fo 'tis in...
Page 37 - Gentlemen often call me ; for I believe they love me dearly) : I hear bad News ; that we are going to lofe you : I hope it is not true? Yes, it is, Sir, faid I; but I was in Hopes it would not be known till I went away.
Page 60 - Judgment ; he confidered very rationally, that he had all the Reafon in the World to believe, that (if...
Page 58 - Where he ne'er intends to reft ? Love, like other little Boys, Cries for Hearts t as they for Toys ; Which when gain'd, in childijh Play, Wantonly are thrown away.
Page 79 - And as a Standard for the Moderns to work by, of the latter Terence feems the chiefeft ere&ed, whereby" his Plays are like the Rules they are wrote by, E 4 f0 8o The ADVENTURES of Book II.

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