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1738-1819. Peter Pindar's Expostulatory Odes to a great Duke and
a little Lord. Ode XV. Care to our coffin adds a nail, no doubt,
And every grin, so merry, draws one out. * “ This allusion to the dead soldier, and his widow, on the field of battle, was made the subject of a print by Bunbury, under which were engraved the pathetic lines of Langhorne. Sir Walter Scott has mentioned, that the only time he saw Burns, this picture was in the room. Burns shed tears over it; and Scott, then a lad of fifteen, was the only person present who could tell him where the lines were to be found.”
The Bas Bleu.
Small habits well pursued betimes,
SIR WILLIAM JONES.
A Persian Song of Hafiz.
From the Persian. On parent knees, a naked new-born child Weeping thou sat'st while all around thee smiled; So live, that sinking in thy last long sleep, Calm thou mayst smile, while all around thee weep.
Ode in Imitation of Alcæus.
Men who their duties know, But know their rights, and knowing, dare maintain.
And sovereign law, that state's collected will,
O’er thrones and globes elate,
Seven hours to law, to soothing slumber seven,
CAPTAIN CHARLES MORRIS.
Billy Pitt and the Farmer. Solid men of Boston, make no long orations ; Solid men of Boston, drink no deep potations.
* “Six hours in sleep, in law's grave study six,
SIR EDWARD COKE.
Canto iii. Line 489.
RICHARD BRINSLEY SHERIDAN.
The Rivals. Act v. Sc. 3. As headstrong as an allegory on the banks of the Nile,
Act v. Sc. 3. My valor is certainly going! it is sneaking off! I feel it oozing out as it were at the palm of my hands.
Act v. Sc. 3. I own the soft impeachment.
The Critic. Act ii. Sc. 1.
Act ii. Sc. 2.
School for Scandal. Act i. Sc. 1. You shall see a beautiful quarto page, where a neat rivulet of text shall meander through a meadow of margin.
Act iii. Sc. 3.
Here's to the widow of fifty ;
Let the toast pass ;
Drink to the lass;
The Duenna. Act i. Sc. 2.
that would not look on me;
Speech in Reply to Mr. Dundas. The Right Honorable gentleman is indebted to his memory for his jests and to his imagination for his facts.
The Borough Schools.