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Lycidas.

Line 3. I come to pluck your berries, harsh and crude, And, with forced fingers rude, Shatter

your

leaves before the mellowing year.

Il Penseroso.

Line 49.
And add to these retired Leisure,
That in trim gardens takes his pleasure.

Line 82.

Save the cricket on the hearth.

Line 99. Presenting Thebes, or Pelops' line, Or the tale of Troy divine.

Line 109.

Or call up him that left half told
The story of Cambuscan bold.

L' Allegro.

Line 75. Meadows trim with daisies pied.

SAMUEL BUTLER.

1612 - 1680.

Hudibras.

· Part iii. Canto i. Line 1277.
What makes all doctrines plain and clear?
About two hundred pounds a year.
And that which was proved true before,
Prove false again? Two hundred more.

JOHN DRYDEN.

1631 - 1700.

Conquest of Granada.

Part ii. Act i. Sc. 2.
Forgiveness to the injured does belong;
But they ne’er pardon who have done the wrong. *

Essay on Dramatic Poetry. The spectacles of books.

Quos læserunt, et oderunt.”. - SENECA, De Ira, Lib. II. cap. xxxiii.

“ Proprium humani ingenii est, odisse, quem læseris.” — TaciTUS, Agricola, 42. 4

Cymon and Iphigenia.
And raw in fields the rude militia swarms.

Stout once a month they march, a blustering band, And ever, but in times of need, at hand.

Of seeming arms to make a short essay,
Then hasten to be drunk, the business of the day.

Mac Flecknoe.

Line 22.

A lucid interval.

CYRIL TOURNEUR.

The Revenger's Tragedy. Act iii. Sc. 1. 1607. A drunkard clasp his teeth, and not undo 'em To suffer wet damnation to run through 'em.

WILLIAM KING.

1663 - 1712.

Upon a Giant's Angling.
And sat upon a rock, and bobbed for whale.

Orpheus and Eurydice. Line 134. .

Faint heart ne'er won fair lady.*

*“And let us mind, faint heart ne'er won

A lady fair.”
Burns to Dr. Blacklock.

DR. WALTER POPE.

1714.

The Old Man's Wish.
May I govern my passion with an absolute sway,
And

grow wiser and better as my strength wears away.

NATHANIEL LEE.

- 1692.

Alexander the Great.

Act ii. Sc. 2.

’T is beauty calls and glory leads the way.

MATTHEW PRIOR.

1664 - 1721.

A Better Answer. Odds life! must one swear to the truth of a song ?

Hans Carvel.

That, if weak woman went astray,
Their stars were more in fault than they.

The end must justify the means.

COLLEY CIBBER.

1671 - 1757.

Richard III.

Act iii. Sc. 1.

The aspiring youth that fired the Ephesian dome, Outlives in fame the pious fool that raised it.

Act v. Sc. 1.

Hark, from the tents The armorers accomplishing the knights, With clink of hammers closing rivets up, Give dreadful note of preparation.

JOSEPH ADDISON.

1672 - 1719.

Cato. Act i. Sc. 1.

Blesses his stars and thinks it luxury.

JONATHAN SWIFT.

1667 - 1745.

My Lady's Lamentation. Hail fellow! well met ! 48

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