The Works of Alexander Pope: Miscellaneous pieces in verse and prose

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J. and P. Knapton, 1751

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290 ページ - Homer makes us hearers, and Virgil leaves us readers. If in the next place we take a view of the sentiments, the same presiding faculty is eminent in the sublimity and spirit of his thoughts. Longinus has given his opinion, that it was in this part Homer principally excelled.
81 ページ - Content with science in the vale of peace. Calmly he look'd on either life ; and here Saw nothing to regret, or there to fear ; From Nature's temperate feast rose satisfied, Thank'd Heaven that he had liv'd, and that he died.
196 ページ - Ye gods, annihilate but space and time, And make two lovers happy!
280 ページ - I know an eminent cook, who beautified his country seat with a coronation dinner in greens ; where you see the champion flourishing on horseback at one end of the table, and the queen in perpetual youth at the other.
309 ページ - ... to consider him attentively in comparison with Virgil above all the ancients, and with Milton above all the moderns.
284 ページ - If some things are too luxuriant it is owing to the richness of the soil; and if others are not arrived to perfection or maturity, it is only because they are overrun and oppressed by those of a stronger nature.
327 ページ - Prose from verse they did not know, and they accordingly printed one for the other throughout the volume.
288 ページ - Every one has something so singularly his own, that no painter could have distinguished them more by their features, than the poet has by their manners.
289 ページ - Idomeneus a plain, direct soldier ; in Sarpedon, a gallant and generous one. Nor is this judicious and...
331 ページ - I will conclude by saying of Shakespear, that with all his faults, and with all the irregularity of his drama, one may look upon his works, in comparison of those that are more...

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