Criticisms on the Rolliad. Part the First, Página 1

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J. Ridgway, 1791 - 164 páginas

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Página 150 - Fillet of a fenny snake, In the cauldron boil and bake : Eye of newt, and toe of frog, Wool of bat, and tongue of dog, Adder's fork, and blind-worm's sting, Lizard's leg, and owlet's wing, For a charm of powerful trouble, Like a hell-broth boil and bubble. All. Double, double toil and trouble, Fire burn, and cauldron bubble. 3 Witch. Scale of dragon, tooth of wolf : Witches...
Página 20 - Is it thy hand, Spirit of the departed Scrutiny! Bring me the Harp, pride of CHATHAM! Snow is on thy bosom, Maid of the modest eye!
Página 116 - Majefty, amazed at the fight of fuch a figure in fuch a place, had already given orders to one of the attendant beef-eaters to difmifs him from his prefence, when, by a certain hafty fpafmodic mumbling, together with two or three prompt quotations from Virgil, the perfon was difcovered to be no other than the Rev.
Página 112 - AMID the thunder of the war, True glory guides no echoing car ; Nor bids the sword her bays bequeath, Nor stains with blood her brightest wreath ; No plumed hosts her tranquil triumphs own ; Nor spoils of murder 'd multitudes she brings, To swell the state of her distinguish'd kings, And deck her chosen throne.
Página 38 - In solemn dignity and sullen state, This new Octavius rises to debate ! Mild and more mild he sees each placid row Of country gentlemen with rapture glow ; He sees...
Página 2 - Hoar frost arrests the genial dew ; To wake, to warble, and to woo, No linnet calls his drooping love : Shall then the Poet...
Página 112 - High fhe hangs the hero's fpear ; And there, with all the palms of peace combin'd, Her unpolluted hands the milder trophy rear. To kings like thefe, her genuine theme, The Mufe a blamelefs homage pays ; To GEORGE, of kings like thefe fupreme, She willies honour'd length of days, sNor proftitutes the tribute of her lays.
Página 29 - Dog, that barked at the Cat, that killed the Rat, that eat the Malt, that lay in the House that George built.
Página 113 - Tis his to judgment's steady line Their flights fantastic to confine, And yet expand their wing ; The fleeting forms of fashion to restrain, And bind capricious Taste in Truth's eternal chain Sculpture, licentious now no more, From Greece her great example takes, With Nature's warmth the marble wakes, And spurns the toys of modern lore : In native beauty simply plann'd, Corinth, thy tufted shafts ascend; The Graces guide the painter's hand, His magic mimicry to blend.
Página 112 - She wifhes honour'd length of days, Nor proftitutes the tribute of her lays. II. 'Tis his to bid neglefted genius glow, And teach the regal bounty how to flow...

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