Little Memoirs of the Eighteenth Century

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E.P. Dutton and Company, 1901 - 389 стор.
 

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Сторінка 83 - Here Cumberland lies, having acted his parts, The Terence of England, the mender of hearts; A flattering painter, who made it his care To draw men as they ought to be, not as they are.
Сторінка 83 - A flattering painter who made it his care To draw men as they ought to be, not as they are. His gallants are all faultless, his women divine, And comedy wonders at being so fine ; Like a tragedy queen he has dizen'd her out, Or rather like tragedy giving a rout. His fools have their follies so lost in a crowd Of virtues and feelings, that folly grows proud, And coxcombs alike in their failings alone, Adopting his portraits, are pleas'd with their own.
Сторінка 213 - Our portion is not large, indeed ; But then how little do we need ! For nature's calls are few : In this the art of living lies, To want no more than may suffice, And make that little do.
Сторінка 5 - In soft assemblage, listen to my song, Which thy own season paints, when Nature all Is blooming and benevolent, like thee.
Сторінка 4 - Savage perished by the evidence of a bawd, a strumpet, and his mother, had not justice aad compassion procured him an advocate of rank too great to be rejected unheard, and of virtue too eminent to be heard without being believed. His merit and his calamities happened to reach the ear of the countess of Hertford, who engaged in his support with all the tenderness that is excited by pity, and all the zeal which is kindled by generosity...
Сторінка 79 - Distress drove Goldsmith upon undertakings neither congenial with his studies, nor worthy of his talents. I remember him, when in his chamber in the Temple, he showed me the beginning of his Animated Nature ; it was with a sigh, such as genius draws when hard necessity diverts it from its bent to drudge for bread, and talk of birds and beasts and creeping things, which Pidcock's showman would have done as well.
Сторінка 25 - Lady Dorothy Boyle, Born May the 14th, 1724. She was the comfort and joy of her parents, the delight of all who knew her angelick temper, and the admiration of all who saw her beauty. She was marry'd October the 10th, 1741, and delivered (by death) from misery. May the 2nd, 1742. This picture was drawn seven weeks after her death (from memory) by her most affectionate mother, Dorothy Burlington."— D.
Сторінка 57 - My time, O ye muses, was happily spent, When Phoebe went with me wherever I went; Ten thousand sweet pleasures I felt in my breast : Sure never fond shepherd like Colin was blest ! But now she is gone, and left me behind, What a marvellous change on a sudden I find!
Сторінка 100 - I sate to him, and was the first who encouraged him to advance his terms, by paying him ten guineas for his performance.
Сторінка 72 - I have survived all true national taste, and lived to see buffoonery, spectacle, and puerility so effectually triumph, that now to be repulsed from the stage is to be recommended to the closet, and to be applauded by the theatre is little else than a passport to the puppet-show.

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