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Gulliver's Travels. And he gave it for his opinion, that whoever could make two ears of corn, or two blades of grass, to grow upon a spot of ground where only one grew before, would deserve better of mankind, and do more essential service to his country, than the whole race of politicians put together.
Essay on Man.
Epistle i. Line 111.
Epistle i. Line 226.
*“ Great wits are sure to madness near allied,
DRYDEN, ante, p. 139. “Nullum magnum ingenium sine mixtura dementiæ fuit.” Seneca, De Tranquillitate Animi, xvii. 12, quotes this from Aristotle, who gives as one of his Problemata (xxx. 1), Alà tí távtes όσι περιττοί γεγόνασιν άνδρες ή κατά φιλοσοφίαν ή πολιτικής ή ποίησιν ή τέχνας φαίνονται μελαγχολικοί όντες.
Epistle ii. Line 13.
Epistle iii. Line 242.
For forms of government let fools contest ;
Epistle ii. Line 261.
An Essay on Criticism.
Part iii. Line 89. Led by the light of the Mæonian star.
*“Quelle chimère est-ce donc que l'homme ! quelle nouveauté, quel chaos, quel sujet de contradiction! Juge de toutes choses, imbécile ver de terre, depositaire du vrai, amas d'incertitude, gloire et rebut de l'univers.” — PASCAL, Systèmes du Philosophes, xxv.
Line 180. Content if hence the unlearned their wants may view, The learned reflect on what before they knew.*
Satires and Imitations of Horace.
Prologue, Line 84. No creature smarts so little as a fool.
Who but must laugh, if such a man there be ?
Book ii. Epistle ii. Line 72.
Book iv. Ode 9.
* “Indocti discant et ament meminisse periti.” This Latin hexameter, which is commonly ascribed to Horace, appeared for the first time as an epigraph to President Henault's Abrégé Chronologique,” and in the preface to the third edition of his work, Henault acknowledges that he had given it as a translation of this couplet.
Eloisa to Abelard.
One thought of thee puts all the pomp to flight;
See my lips tremble and my eyeballs roll;
He best can paint them who shall feel them most. 49
Stuff the head
Epitaph on Mrs. Corbet.
* “Priests, tapers, temples, swam before my sight.”
EDMUND Smith, Phaedra and Hippolitus. † “Kiss while I watch thy swimming eyeballs roll; Watch thy last gasp, and catch thy springing soul.”
OLDHAM, Lamentation for Adonis. "" How can we better die than close embraced, Sucking each other's soul while we expire ?"
DRYDEN, Don Sebastian, Act iii. Sc. I. “Sweet Helen, make me immortal with a kiss ! Her lips suck forth my soul ; see where it flies.”
Marlowe, Tragical History of Dr. Faustus.
Prologue to Mr. Addison's Cato.
1681 - 1765.
Night III. Line 63.
Night IV. Line 788.
Night V. Line 718.
CowPER, Conversation. † “One woe doth tread upon another's heel,
So fast they follow.” – Hamlet, Act iv. Sc. 7. “ Thus woe succeeds a woe, as wave a wave.”
HERRICK, Hesperides, Aphorisms, No. 287. # “ Death borders upon our birth, and our cradle stands in the grave.” — Bishop Hall's Epistles, Dec. iii. Epist. ii.