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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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Shakspere's Predecessors in the English Drama, Volume 4

John Addington Symonds - 1884 - 668 pagina’s
...former self survived. 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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William Congreve

William Congreve - 1888 - 486 pagina’s
...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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Literary Essays: Pope. Milton. Dante. Spenser. Wordsworth

James Russell Lowell - 1890
...obscures the past; Strong were our sires, and as they fought they writ, Conquering with force of arm l 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 James Russell Lowell

James Russell Lowell - 1890
...obscures the past; Strong were our sires, and as they fought they writ, Conquering with force of arm ' and dint of wit. Theirs was the giant race before the Flood; And thus when Charles returned our Empire stood j Like Janus he the stubborn soil manured, With rules of husbandry the rankness...
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Literary essays

James Russell Lowell - 1890
...obscures the past ; Strong were our sires, and as they fought they writ, Conquering with force of arm 1 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: Edited with a Memoir, Revised Text, and Notes

John Dryden, William Dougal Christie - 1893 - 662 pagina’s
...olwcures 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 ; 5 And thus, when Charles returned, our empire stood. Like Janus, J he the stubborn soil manured,...
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Poets on Poets

Lady Jane Maria Grant Strachey, Lady Strachey (Jane Maria) - 1894 - 324 pagina’s
...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 ; Congreve,...
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From Milton to Tennyson: Masterpieces of English Poetry

Louis Du Pont Syle - 1894
...ni^aircs Hie 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 ; 5 And thus, when Charles returned, our empire stood. Like Janus, he the stubborn soil manured, With...
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The English Poets: Selections with Critical Introductions, Volume 2

Thomas Humphry Ward - 1895
...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 Comedies of William Congreve, Volume 1

William Congreve - 1895
...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 the flood j And thus, when Charles returned, our empire stood. Like Janus he the stubborn soil manured, With...
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