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able acquaintance admitted advantage afterwards againſt allowed appeared becauſe believe called character conduct confidence continued converſation court death deſerved deſign effect endeavoured equal excellence expected favour firſt fome formed fortune frequently friends gave genius give hand himſelf hope houſe human imagined intended kind kindneſs known Lady laſt leaſt letter liberty likewiſe lines lived London longer Lord mankind manner mentioned mind miſeries misfortunes moſt mother muſt nature neglect never obliged obſerved obtained occaſion offered once opportunity paid performance perhaps perſon pleaſed pleaſure poem pounds praiſe promiſe propoſed publiſhed Queen reaſon received regard remarkable reputation reſentment retired Richard ſame Savage ſet ſeveral ſhe ſhort ſhould ſome ſometimes ſtate ſuch ſuffer ſufficient ſupport taken theſe Thomſon thoſe thought tion tragedy treated uſe verſes virtue whole whoſe write written wrote
8 ページ - ... a passive acquiescence in popular traditions. He loved fairies, genii, giants, and monsters ; he delighted to rove through the meanders of inchantment, to gaze on the magnificence of golden palaces, to repose by the water-falls of Elysian gardens.
6 ページ - By degrees I gained his confidence ; and one day was admitted to him when he was immured by a bailiff that was prowling in the street. On this occasion recourse was had to the booksellers, who, on the credit of a translation of Aristotle's Poetics, which he engaged to write with a large commentary, advanced as much money as enabled him to escape into the country. He showed me the guineas safe in his hand.
77 ページ - Bastard, he laments in a very affecting manner : — No Mother's care Shielded my infant innocence with prayer ; No Father's guardian hand my youth maintain'd, Call'd forth my virtues, or from vice restrain'd.
38 ページ - The great defect of the Seasons is want of method; but for this I know not that there was any remedy. Of many appearances subsisting all at once, no rule can be given why one should be mentioned before another ; yet the memory wants the help of order, and the curiosity is not excited by suspense or expectation.
37 ページ - His descriptions of extended scenes and general effects bring before us the whole magnificence of Nature, whether pleasing or dreadful. The gaiety of Spring, the splendour of Summer, the tranquillity of Autumn, and the horror of Winter take in their turns possession of the mind.
34 ページ - ... but, said Savage, he knows not any love but that of the sex; he was perhaps never in cold water in his life; and he indulges himself in all the luxury that comes within his reach.
14 ページ - The approaches of this dreadful malady he began to feel soon after his uncle's death ; and, with the usual weakness of men so diseased, eagerly snatched that temporary relief with which the table and the bottle flatter and seduce.