Tracts, Philogical, Critical, and Miscellaneous: Consisting of Pieces Many Before Published Separately, Several Annexed to the Works of Learned Friends, and Others Now First Printed from the Author's Manuscripts, Volume 2

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T. Bensley, 1790
 

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Pagina 51 - THE angel ended, and in Adam's ear So charming left his voice, that he awhile Thought him still speaking, still stood fix'd to hear...
Pagina 433 - He ne'er gave quarter to any such. The trenchant blade, Toledo trusty, For want of fighting, was grown rusty, And ate into itself, for lack Of somebody to hew and hack : The peaceful scabbard, where it dwelt, The rancour of its edge had felt; For of the lower end two handful It had devoured, 'twas so manful; And so much scorn'd to lurk in case, As if it durst not show its face.
Pagina 523 - Jilts rul'd the state, and statesmen farces writ; Nay, wits had pensions, and young Lords had wit: The Fair...
Pagina 520 - But he, qui quicquid volebat valde volebat, ' would not hear of any excuse; so I complied. I cannot recollect what Mr. Pope allowed for each book of Homer ; I have a notion that it was
Pagina 521 - Homer came out in which I had been concerned, I was eager, as it may be supposed, to see how things stood ; and much pleased to find that he had not only used almost all my notes, but had hardly made any alteration in the expressions. I observed also, that, in a subsequent edition, he corrected the place to which I had made objections.
Pagina 538 - ... scanty than abounding. He hath all the necessaries but none of the superfluities of life, and these necessaries he acquires by his prudence, his studies, and his industry. If he seeks to better his income it is by such methods as hurt neither hii conscience nor his constitution.
Pagina 524 - That angels led him when from thee he went; For ev'n in error seen no danger is.
Pagina 520 - The person employed by Mr. Pope was not at leisure to go on with the work ; and Mr. Pope (by his bookseller, I suppose,) sent to Jefferies, a bookseller at Cambridge, to find out a student who would undertake the task.
Pagina 521 - I was in some hopes, in those days (for I was young), that Mr. Pope would make inquiry about his coadjutor, and take some civil notice of him. But he did not; and I had no notion of obtruding myself upon him. — I never saw his face.

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