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appear arms bear behold bend beneath better bold break breast charms cheerful claim cries crowd dare death deep divine dread earth ease equal fair fame fate fear feast field fierce fire flowing fortune give gods gold hand happy head hear heart honours hopes hour inspire Jove kind kings leave less lies light live lyre mean mind Muse never night o'er pain plain pleasure poet poor praise present pride prove pursue race rage raise rich rise Roman Rome round sacred SATIRE scene seas shine shows sing slave song soul sound spirit spread strain stream sure taste tear tell thee thine thou Tiresias toil various verse virtue waves wealth winds wine wise wretch yield youth
80 ページ - The man in conscious virtue bold, Who dares his secret purpose hold, Unshaken hears the crowd's tumultuous cries, And the impetuous tyrant's angry brow defies. " Let the loud winds, that rule the seas, Tempestuous their wild horrors raise; Let Jove's dread arm with thunders rend the spheres, Beneath the crush of worlds undaunted he appears.
71 ページ - Day presses on the heels of day, And moons increase to their decay ; But you, with thoughtless pride elate, Unconscious of impending fate, Command the pillar'd dome to rise, When lo ! thy tomb forgotten lies.
278 ページ - ... the event however fictitious, or approximates it however remote, by placing us, for a time, in 'the condition of him whose fortune we contemplate; so that we feel, while the...
vi ページ - I will send you, pleased most people of good taste here ; the boxes were crowded till the sixth night ; when the pit and gallery were totally deserted, and it was dropped. Distress, without death, was not sufficient to affect a true British audience, so long accustomed to daggers, racks, and bowls of poison ; contrary to Horace's rule, they desire to see Medea murder her children upon the stage.
344 ページ - But if, through weakness, or my want of art, I can't to every different style impart The proper strokes and colours it may claim, Why am I honour'd with a poet's name ? FRANCIS. IT is one of the maxims of the civil law, that definitions are hazardous. Things modified by human understandings, subject to varieties of complication, and .changeable as experience...
221 ページ - From grave to jovial you must change with art, Now play the critic's, now the poet's part; In raillery assume a gayer air, Discreetly hide your strength, your vigour spare; For ridicule shall frequently prevail, And cut the knot, when graver reasons fail.
9 ページ - With equal pace, impartial Fate Knocks at the palace, as the cottage gate, Nor should our sum of life extend Our growing hopes beyond their destined end.
43 ページ - A fugitive from Heav'n and prayer, I mock'd at all religious fear, Deep scienc'd in the mazy lore Of mad philosophy; but now Hoist sail, and back my voyage plow To that blest harbour, which I left before.— FRANCIs.
30 ページ - Place me where never summer breeze Unbinds the glebe, or warms the trees: Where ever-lowering clouds appear, And angry Jove deforms th" inclement year. Place me beneath the burning ray, Where rolls the rapid car of day; Love and the nymph shall charm my toils, The nymph who sweetly speaks, and sweetly smiles.