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SIR JOIN SUCKLING.

1608 - 1644.

Against Fruition. ’T is expectation makes a blessing dear; Heaven were not heaven, if we knew what it were.

ABRAHAM COWLEY.

1618-1667.

Friendship in Absence.
His time is for ever, everywhere his place.

On the Death of Mr. William Harvey. We spent them not in toys, in lust, or wine;

But search of deep philosophy,

Wit, eloquence, and poetry ; Arts which I loved, for they, my friend, were thine.

SIR THOMAS OVERBURY.

1581 - 1613.

A Wife. St. 36.
In

part to blame is she, Which hath without consent bin only tride ; He comes to neere that comes to be denide.*

* See page 171.

JOHN MILTON.

1608-1674.

Paradise Lost.

Book i. Line 648.

Who overcomes
By force, hath overcome but half his foe.

Book ii. Line 51.

My sentence is for open war.

Book ii. Line 561.

And found no end, in wandering mazes lost.

Comus.

Line 13.

That golden key That opes the palace of eternity.

Line 103.

Midnight shout and Revelry,
Tipsy dance and Jollity.

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.

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

. Proprium humani ingenii est, odisse, quem læscris.” – 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.

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