The Shade of Alexander Pope on the Banks of the Thames: A Satirical Poem

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Сторінка 12 - The indignation raised by cruelty and injustice, and the desire of having it punished, which persons unconcerned would feel, is by no means malice. No; it is resentment against vice and wickedness: it is one of the common "bonds by which society is held together; a fellow-feeling which each individual has in behalf of the whole species, as well as of himself.
Сторінка 33 - The bowery mazes, and surrounding greens ; To Thames's banks, which fragrant breezes fill, Or where ye Muses sport on Cooper's hill. (On Cooper's hill eternal wreaths shall grow, While lasts the mountain, or while Thames shall flow).
Сторінка 65 - See an admirable piece of ridicule on the German nonsense of the day, by a man of parts and wit, in a pamphlet entitled, 'My Night-gown and Slippers; or, Tales in Verse, written in an Elbow-chair, by George Colman the younger." (Printed for Cadell, 1797.) It is called, The Maid of the Moor; or, the Water-Fiend, concerning Lord Hoppergollop's Country House. But I would refer with still greater pleasure, and with the most decided approbation, to 'The Rovers, or the Double Arrangement...
Сторінка 21 - ScribkriinF is a work of great fancy, just composition, and poetical elegance ; but above all, of mature judgment conspicuous throughout, It should be read as well for instruction, at amusement ; and the preface is entitled to much attention.
Сторінка 75 - A gulf profound as that Serbonian bog Betwixt Damiata and mount Casius old, Where armies whole have sunk : the parching air Burns frore, and cold performs the effect of fire.
Сторінка 4 - ... the courage, the impetuosity, the indignation, and the thunder of an orator, feeling for the wrongs of his country, and the horror of rebellion, against a Man, whose political conduct and character have ranked him among the domestic enemies of Ireland. Againft a man, who appears to have imposed himself upon his credulous country, under the pretence of brilliant talents and rhetorical exertions. Against a man who boasts that in the hour of distress, HE EXTORTED from the timid and feeble Minister...
Сторінка 20 - tis no holy calm that breathes around : Some warning voice invites to yonder ground, Where once with impulse bold, and manly fire, I rous'd to notes of war my patriot lyre ; While Thames with every gale, or bland or strong, Sigh'd through my grotto, anddiffus'd my song.
Сторінка 5 - In Mr. Grattan's Address we find, as I think, false facts, even of the day, false history, false reasoning, false premises, and false conclusions. There is inanity of sound, and shallowncss of argument.
Сторінка 66 - The modern productions of the German stage, which silly men and women are daily translating, have one general. tendency to Jacobinism. Improbable plots, and dull scenes, bombastick and languid prose alternately, are their least defects. They are too often the licensed vehicles of immorality and...
Сторінка 11 - Upon this consideration, if Satire should exalt herself, and if her language should become bold and of ancient potency, it is unjust to attribute it to ill-nature, or to malignity. It is the deliberate, keen sensation of a mind feeling for the human nature and the human character, for the ruin, the degradation, the confusion, or the disturbance of a well-ordered state, and of that morality, and of those principles which can alone Uphold it. It must then be regarded...

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