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" Our age was cultivated thus at length ; But what we gain'd in skill we lost in strength. "
Bell's British Theatre,: Consisting of the Most Esteemed English Plays ... - Pagina 7
1777
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The Double Dealer: A Comedy

William Congreve - 1797 - 120 pagina’s
...husbandry the rankness cur'di Tam'd us to manners, when the stage was rude, And boist'rous English wit with art indu'd. Our age was cultivated thus at length ; But what we gain'd in skill we lost in strength. Our builders were, with want of genius, curst ; The second temple was not...
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The works of the poets of Great Britain and Ireland. With prefaces ..., Volume 3

Great Britain - 1804
...ctir'dj Tam'd us to manners, when the fta<c was rude ; And boiticrous Englilh wit with art indued. Our age was cultivated thus at length ; But what we gain'd in (kill wt- loll in ftren^th. Our builders were with want of genius curft ; The fécond temple was not...
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The poets of Great Britain complete from Chaucer to Churchill, Volume 21

John Bell - 1807
...: Tam'd us to manners, when the stage was rude, And boist'rous English wit — with art endu'd. 10 Our age was cultivated thus at length ; But what we gain'd in skill, we lost in strength. Our builders were with want of genius curs'd ; The second temple was not...
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The Poetical Works of John Dryden, Esq: Containing Original Poems ..., Volume 2

John Dryden - 1811
...cur'd; Tam'd us to manners, when the flage 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 we loft io flrength. Our builders were with want of genius curfl; The fecond temple was not like the firft...
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The Poetical Works of John Dryden: Containing Original Poems ..., Volume 2

John Dryden - 1811
...cur'd; Tam'd us to manners, when the ftage was rude ; And boiftrous F«nglilh wit with art indu'd. 10 Our age was cultivated thus at length; But what we gain'd in ilcill we loft in ftrength. Our builders were with want of genius curft; The fecond temple was not...
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The Works of John Dryden: Now First Collected in Eighteen Volumes, Volume 11

John Dryden, Walter Scott - 1821
...rankness cured ; Tamed us to manners when the stage was rude, And boisterous English wit with art endued. Our age was cultivated thus at length ; But what we gain'd in skill we lost in strength. Our builders were with want of genius curst ; The second temple was not...
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The British Poets: Including Translations ...

1822
...rankness cured; Tamed us to manners when the stage was rude, And boisterous English wit with art endued. Our age was cultivated thus at length, But what we gain'd in skill, we lost in strength. Our builders were with want of genius cursed; The second temple was not...
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The London Magazine, Volume 7

1823
...those which rhyme together, though consisting of . 1'crcnt words; as, bay, day; lay, may; pay, say. Our age was cultivated thus at length, But what we gain'd in skill we lost in strength : Our builders were with want of genius curst ; The second temple was not...
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Select British Poets, Or, New Elegant Extracts from Chaucer to the Present ...

William Hazlitt - 1824 - 822 pagina’s
...husbandry the rankness cur'd ; Tam'd us to manners, when the stage was rude, And boisterous English buries All. O о ; l . • I GAY— AD 1688-1732. RURAL SPORTS: A GEORGIC. INSCRIB skill, we lost in strength. Our builders were with want of genius curst ; The second temple was not...
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Biographia Borealis: Or, Lives of Distinguished Northerns

Hartley Coleridge - 1833 - 732 pagina’s
...rankness cur'd, Tam'd us to manners when the stage was rude, And boisterous I'.nglish wit with art indued. Our age was cultivated thus at length, But what we gain'd in skill, we lost in strength. Our builders were with want of genius curst ; The second temple was not...
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