The Life of Joseph Addison, 第 2 巻

Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1843

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82 ページ - ... for defending the cause of liberty so well against a perpetual dictator. The Whigs are unwilling to be distanced this way...
112 ページ - Button's coffee-house, where I used to see him almost every day — On his meeting me there one day in particular, he took me aside, and said he should be glad to dine with me, at such a tavern, if I staid till those people were gone (Budgell and Philips).
98 ページ - One would have thought it impossible for this kind of poetry, to have subsisted without fawns and satyrs, wood-nymphs and water-nymphs, with all the tribe of rural deities. But we see he has given a new life, and a more natural beauty to this way of writing, by substituting in the place of...
71 ページ - ignorance of the moderns, the scribblers of the age, the decay of poetry/ are the topics of detraction with which he makes his entrance into the world : but how much more noble is the fame that is built on candour and ingenuity, according to those beautiful lines of Sir John Denham, in his poem on Fletcher's works...
113 ページ - Iliad, because he had looked over Mr. Tickell's, but could wish to have the benefit of his observations on my second, which I had then finished, and which Mr. Tickell had not touched upon.
186 ページ - In adamantine armour frown'd ; By him the childless goddess rose, Minerva, studious to compose Her twisted threads ; the web she strung, And o'er a loom of marble hung : Thetis, the troubled ocean's queen, Match'd with a mortal, next was seen, Reclining on a funeral urn, Her short-liv'd darling son to mourn.
71 ページ - I am sorry to find that an author, who is very justly esteemed among the best judges, has admitted some strokes of this nature into a very fine poem ; I mean, The Art of Criticism h , which was published some months since, and is a master-piece in its kind.
38 ページ - Dudley, and in the evening went to sit with Mr Addison, and offer the matter at distance to him, as the discreeter person ; but found party had so possessed him, that he talked as if he suspected me, and would not fall in with any thing I said.
117 ページ - The next day, while I was heated with what I had heard, I wrote a letter to Mr. Addison, to let him know that I was not unacquainted with this behaviour of his ; that, if I was to speak severely of him in return for it, it should not be in such a dirty way ; that I should rather tell him, himself, fairly of his faults, and allow his good qualities ; and that it should be something in the following manner...
168 ページ - I will put all my credit among men of wit for the truth of my averment, when I presume to say, that no one but Mr. Addison was in any other way the writer of " The Drummer ; " at the same time I will allow, that he sent for me, which he could always do, from his natural power over me, as much as he could...