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Сторінка 75 - The darksome pines, that o'er yon rocks reclin'd, Wave high, and murmur to the hollow wind, The wandering streams that shine between the hills, The grots that echo to the tinkling rills, The dying gales that pant upon the trees, The lakes that quiver to the curling breeze...
Сторінка 64 - UPON the whole, I hope it will not be thought an exaggerated panegyric to say, that the RAPE OF THE LOCK, is the BEST SATIRE extant; that it contains the truest and liveliest picture of modern life ; and that the subject is of a more elegant nature, as well as more artfully conducted, than that of any other heroi-comic poem.
Сторінка 17 - Sense taken for a malicious Defamation, expressed either in Printing or Writing, and tending either to blacken the Memory of one who is dead, or the Reputation of one who is alive, and to expose him to public Hatred, Contempt or Ridicule.
Сторінка 262 - ... useful citizen, to the utmost that his station and abilities demand; if the rich will be ready to contribute, and the young to take the field; in one word, if you will be yourselves, and banish...
Сторінка 67 - I look for streams immortaliz'd in song. That lost in silence and oblivion lie, (Dumb are their fountains and their channels dry), Yet run for ever by the muse's skill, And in the smooth description murmur still.
Сторінка 496 - I think the right way for a gentleman to study our law, which he does not design for his calling, is to take a view of our English constitution and government, in the ancient books of the common law, and some more modern writers, who out of them have given an account of this government.
Сторінка 262 - ... a single person, if a number, if this particular man, or whomever you appoint as general, let them be entirely under his guidance and authority. I also move you, that subsistence be provided for them. But as to the quality, the numbers, the maintenance of this body ; how are...
Сторінка 212 - There were no conditions, employments, or professions, to which his reflections did not extend, and that with such clearness and penetration, that the changes he projected could not be overthrown by the death of their author.
Сторінка 263 - Athenians, to deceive yourselves, and, by deferring the consideration of every thing disagreeable, never once to move until it be too late ; and not to apprehend that they who conduct a war with prudence, are not to follow but to direct events ; to direct them with the same absolute authority, with which a general leads on his forces : that the course of affairs may be determined by them, and not determine their measures.
Сторінка 70 - Rowe's genius was rather delicate and foft, than ftrong and pathetic ; his compofitions foodie us with a tranquil and tender fort of complacency, rather than cleave the heart with pangs of commiferation. His diftrefles are entirely founded on the paffion of love. His diction is extremely elegant and chafte, and his verification highly melodious. His plays are declamations, rather than dialogues i and his characters are general, and undiftinguimed from each other.