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When they talk'd of their Raphaels, Correggios, and stuff, He shifted his trumpet and only took snuff.
Retaliation. Line 145. The best-humour'd man, with the worst-humour'd Muse.?
Lament for Madam Blaize,
Elegy on Mrs. Mary Blaize.
To comfort friends and foes;
Elegy on the Death of a Mad Dog.
As many dogs there be,
1 See Rochester, page 279.
2 Written in imitation of “Chanson sur le fameux La Palisse," which is attributed to Bernard de la Monnoye :
On dit que dans ses amours
Tant qu'il marcha devant elles (They say that in his love affairs he was petted by beauties, who always fol. lowed him as long as he walked before them).
8 While Fell was reposing himself in the hay,
A reptile concealed bit bis leg as he lar;
A night-cap deck'd his brows instead of bay, -
Description of an Author's Bed-chamber. philosophy is a good horse in the stable, but an arrant jade on a journey.? The Good-Natured Man.
All his faults are such that one loves him still the
better for them.
Silence gives consent.
I love everything that's old: old friends, old times, old manners, old books, old wine.5
She Stoops to Conquer. Act i. The very pink of perfection.
Ibid. The genteel thing is the genteel thing any time, if as be that a gentleman bees in a concatenation accordingly.
Ibid. I'll be with you in the squeezing of a lemon. Ibid. Ask me no questions, and I'll tell you no fibs. Act iii.
We sometimes had those little rubs which Providence sends to enhance the value of its favours.
Vicar of Wakefield. Chap. i. Handsome is that handsome does.
Ibid. The premises being thus settled, I proceed to observe that the concatenation of self-existence, proceeding in a reciprocal duplicate ratio, naturally produces a problematical dialogism, which in some measure proves that the
i See page 397.
? Philosophy triumphs easily over past evils and future evils, but present evils triumph over it. - ROCHEFOUCAULD : Maxim 22. 8 RAY: Proverbs. Fuller: Wise Sentences.
Αυτό δε το σιγαν ομολοyourtos éoti gou. – EURIPIDES: Iph. Aul., 1142.
4 Measures, not men. - CHESTERFIELD: Letter, Mar. 6, 1742. Not men, but measures. — BURKE. Present Discontents.
6 See Chaucer, page 4.
6 See Bacon, page 171.
essence of spirituality may be referred to the second predicable.
Vicar of Wakefield. Chap. cii. I find you want me to furnish you with argument and intellect too.
And guide my lonely way
With hospitable ray. The Hermit. Chap. viii. Stanza 1.
Toid. Stanza 6.
A charm that lulls to sleep,
They would talk of nothing but high life, and high-lived company, with other fashionable topics, such as pictures, taste, Shakespeare, and the musical glasses.
Ibid. It has been a thousand times observed, and I must jbserve it once more, that the hours we pass with happy prospects in view are more pleasing than those crowned with fruition.8
To what happy accident * is it that we owe so unexpected a visit?
1 See Burton, page 185.
2 See Young, page 308. : An object in possession seldom retains the same charm that it had in pursuit. — PLINY THE YOUNGER: Letters, book ij. letter xv. 1.
4 See Middleton, page 174.
When lovely woman stoops to folly,
And finds too late that men betray,
The Hermit. On Woman. Chap. tcto.
To hide her shame from every eye,
Ibid. To what fortuitous occurrence do we not owe every pleasure and convenience of our lives. Ibid. Chap. xxi.
For he who fights and runs away
The Art of Poetry on a New Plan (1761). Vol. ii. p. 147. One writer, for instance, excels at a plan or a titlepage
, another works away the body of the book, and a tbird is a dab at an index.2
The Bee. No. 1, Ocl. 6, 1759. The true use of speech is not so much to express our fants as to conceal them.
No. ii. Oct. 20, 1759.
THOMAS WARTON. 1728-1790.
All human race, from China to Peru,*
Universal Love of Pleasure.
Written on a Blank Leaf of Dugdale's Monasticon.
1 See Butler, pages 215, 216.
3 There are two things which I am confident I can do very well: one is an introduction to any literary work, stating what it is to contain, and how it should be executed in the most perfect manner.
BosWELL: Life of Johnson, An. 1776
THOMAS PERCY. 1728-1811.
Every white will have its blacke,
Reliques of Ancient Poetry. Sir Cauline
Guy of Gisborno
not heard these many years ago
And as by lott,
Jepthah, Judge of Israel
Robyn, Jolly Robyn
A Sung to the Lule in Musicca
1 I saw the new moon late yestreen,
From Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border. 2 “ As by lot, God wot; " and then you know, “ It came to pass, as most like it was." - - SHAKESPEARE: Hamlet, act ii. sc. 2.
8 Hey, Robin, jolly Robin,
SHAKESPEARE: Twelfth Night, act it. sc. 3. 4 When griping grief the heart doth wound,
And doleful dumps the mind oppress,
SHAKESPEARE: Romeo and Juliet, act io. sc. á