The Dunciad

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4 ページ - There motley Images her fancy strike, Figures ill pair'd, and Similies unlike. She sees a Mob of Metaphors advance, Pleas'd with the madness of the mazy dance: How Tragedy and Comedy embrace; How Farce and Epic get a jumbled race; How Time himself stands still at her command, Realms shift their place, and Ocean turns to land.
28 ページ - Ditch with disemboguing streams Rolls the large tribute of dead dogs to Thames, The king of dykes ! than whom no sluice of mud With deeper sable blots the silver flood.
9 ページ - Shakespear once a week. For thee I dim these eyes, and stuff this head, ''"' With all such reading as was never read; For thee supplying, in the worst of days, Notes to dull books, and prologues to dull plays; For thee explain a thing till all men doubt it, And write about it, Goddess, and about it; So spins the silkworm small its slender store, And labours, 'till it clouds itself all o'er.
6 ページ - Studious he sate, with all his books around, Sinking from thought to thought, a vast profound ! Plung'd for his sense, but found no bottom there ; Then writ, and flounder'd on, in mere despair.
8 ページ - And lest we err by wit's wild dancing light, Secure us kindly in our native night. Or, if to wit a coxcomb make pretence, Guard the sure barrier between that and sense...
4 ページ - Pleas'd with the Madness of the mazy dance: How Tragedy and Comedy embrace; How Farce and Epic get a jumbled race; How Time himself stands still at her command, Realms shift their place, and Ocean turns to land. Here gay Description ^Egypt glads with showers; Or gives to Zembla fruits, to Barca flowers; Glitt'ring with ice here hoary hills are seen, There painted vallies of eternal green, On cold December fragrant chaplets blow, And heavy harvests nod beneath the snow. All these and more, the cloud-compelling...

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