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" Well, then, the promised hour is come at last, The present age of wit obscures the past... "
Bell's British Theatre,: Consisting of the Most Esteemed English Plays ... - Pagina 7
1777
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The works of the poets of Great Britain and Ireland. With prefaces ..., Volume 3

Great Britain - 1804
...obfcures the part -. Strong were our fires, and as they fought they writ, Conquering with force of arms, and dint of wit : Theirs was the giant race, before the flood ; And thus, when Charle* rctum'tl, our empire ftooii. WH, J Like Janus he the (tubborn foi! imnur'd, With rules of hufbindry...
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The poets of Great Britain complete from Chaucer to Churchill, Volume 21

John Bell - 1807
...obscures the past : Strong were our sires, and as they fought they writ, Conqu'ring with force of arms, and dint of wit : Theirs was the giant race before...flood; And thus, when Charles return'd, our empire stood. Like Janus, he the stubborn soil manur'd, With rules of husbandry, the rankness cur'd : Tam'd...
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The Works of John Dryden: Now First Collected in Eighteen Volumes ..., Volume 11

John Dryden - 1808
...obscures the past : Strong were our sires, and as they fought they writ, Conquering with force of arms, and dint of wit : Theirs was the giant race, before the flood ; And thus, when Charles returned, our empire stood. Like Janus, he the stubborn soil manured, With rules of husbandry the rankness...
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The Works of John Dryden: Now First Collected ...

John Dryden, Walter Scott - 1808
...obscures the past : Strong were our sires, and as they fought they writ, Conquering with force of arms, and dint of wit : Theirs was the giant race, before the flood ; And thus, when Charles returned, our empire stood. Like Janus, he the stubborn soil manured, With rules of husbandry the rankness...
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The Poetical Works of John Dryden, Esq: Containing Original Poems ..., Volume 2

John Dryden - 1811
...Theirs was the giant race, before the flood : 5 And thus, when Charles return'd, our empire ftood. Like Janus he the ftubborn foil manur'd, With rules...to manners, when the ftage was rude ; And boiftrous Englifh wit with art indu'd. 10 Our age was cultivated thus at length; But what we gain'd in fkill...
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The Poetical Works of John Dryden, Esq: Containing Original Poems ..., Volume 2

John Dryden - 1811
...The paucity of Strong were our fires, and as they fought they writ, Conquering with force of arms, and dint of wit: Theirs was the giant race, before the flood : 5 And thus, when Charles return'd, our empire flood. Like Janus he the flubborn foil manur'd, With...
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The Poetical Works of John Dryden: Containing Original Poems ..., Volume 2

John Dryden - 1811
...The paucity of Strong were our fires, and as they fought they writ, Conquering with force of arms, and dint of wit: Theirs was the giant race, before the flood : 5 And thus, when Charles return'd, our empire ftood. lake Janus he the ftubborn foil manur'd, With...
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The Works of John Dryden: Now First Collected in Eighteen Volumes, Volume 11

John Dryden, Walter Scott - 1821
...obscures the past : Strong were our sires, and as they fought they writ, Conquering with force of arms, and dint of wit : Theirs was the giant race, before...flood ; And thus, when Charles return'd, our empire stood. Like Janus, he the stubborn soil manured, With rules of husbandry the rankness cured ; Tamed...
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The British poets, including translations, Volume 24

British poets - 1822
...obscures the past : Strong were our sires, and as they fought they writ, Conquering with force of arms and dint of wit: Theirs was the giant race before...flood ; And thus, when Charles return'd, our empire stood. Like Janus he the stubborn soil manured, With rules of husbandry the rankness cored ; Tamed...
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Select British Poets, Or, New Elegant Extracts from Chaucer to the Present ...

William Hazlitt - 1824 - 822 pagina’s
...obscures the past : Strong were our sires, and as they fought they writ, Conquering with force of arms, ght the smoothness of thy native tongue. But satire needs not those, and stood. Like Janus he the stubborn soil manur'd, With rules of husbandry the rankness cur'd ; Tam'd...
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