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The people's prayer, the glad diviner's theme,
Absalom and Achitophel. Part i. Line 238.
Than a successive title long and dark,
Him of the western dome, whose weighty sense
1 Your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions. Joel ii. 28.
2 Like our shadows,
Young : Night Thoughts, night v. line 661. 8 They always talk who never think. – PRIOR : Upon a Passage in the Scaligerana.
4 Grammaticus, rhetor, geometres, pictor, aliptes,
Augur, schænobates, medicus, magis, omnia novit (Grammarian, orator, geometrician; painter, gymnastic teacher, physician; fortune-teller, rope-dancer, conjurer, - he knew everything). — JUVENAL : Satire iii. line 76.
5 A Christian is God Almighty's gentleman. - Julius Hare : Guesses at Truth.
A Christian is the highest style of man. – Young: Night Thoughts, night iv. line 788.
Beware the fury of a patient man.'
Absalom and Achitophel. Part i. Line 1005.
Part ii. Line 413.
Threnodia Augustalis. Line 124.
The Hind and the Panther. Part i. Line 33.
And kind as kings upon their coronation day. Line 271.
Part iii. Line 2387.
Mac Flecknoe. Line 20.
Britannia Rediviva. Line 1.
1 Furor fit læsa sæpius patientia (An over-taxed patience gives way to
8 Vice is a monster of so frightful inien,
Pope: Essay on Man, epistle ii. line 217. 4 Quos Deus vult perdere prius dementat (Whom God wishes to destroy he first deprives of reason). The author of this saying is unknown. Barnes erroneously ascribes it to Euripides.
5 And fools who came to scoff remain'd to pray. - GOLDSMITH: The Deserted Village, line 180.
And torture one poor word ten thousand ways.
Britannia Rediriva. Line 208. Thus all below is strength, and all above is grace.
Epistle to Congreve. Line 19. Be kind to my remains; and oh defend, Against your judgment, your departed friend ! Line 72 Better to hunt in fields for health unbought Than fee the doctor for a nauseous draught. The wise for cure on exercise depend; God never made his work for man to mend.
Epistle to John Dryden of Chesterton. Line 92.
Wit will shine
To the Memory of Mr. Oldham. Line 15.
Eleonora. Line 315. Since heaven's eternal year is thine.
Elegy on Mrs. Killegrew Line 15. O gracious God! how far have we Profan'd thy heavenly gift of poesy !
Line 56. Her wit was more than man, her innocence a child.'
Line 70. He was exhal'd; his great Creator drew His spirit, as the sun the morning dew.?
On the Death of a very young Gentleman. Three poets, in three distant ages born, Greece, Italy, and England did adorn. The first in loftiness of thought surpass’d; The next, in majesty; in both the last.
1 Of manners gentle, of affections mild,
Pope: Epitaph on Gay.
Young : Night Thoughts, night v. line 600.
The force of Nature could no further go;
Under Mr. Milton's Picture. From harmony, from heavenly harmony,
This universal frame began :
From harmony to harmony
A Song for St. Cecilia's Day. Line 11. None but the brave deserves the fair.
Alexander's Feast. Line 15.
Affects to nod,
Line 37. Bacchus, ever fair and ever young.
Line 54. Rich the treasure,
Sweet the pleasure, — Sweet is pleasure after pain.
Line 58. Sooth'd with the sound, the king grew vain; Fought all his battles o'er again; And thrice he routed all his foes, and thrice he slew the slain.
And welt'ring in his blood;
i Græcia Mæonidam, jactet sibi Roma Maronem,
Anglia Miltonum jactat utrique parem
SELVAGGI: Ad Joannem Miltonum.
For pity melts the mind to love.
Alexander's Feast. Line 96.
Softly sweet, in Lydian measures,
Never ending, still beginning,
If all the world be worth the winning,
Lovely Thais sits beside thee,
Line 97. Sigh’d and look'd, and sigh’d again.
Line 120. And, like another Helen, fir'd another Troy. Line 154. Could swell the soul to rage, or kindle soft desire.
Line 160. He rais'd a mortal to the skies, She drew an angel down.
Line 169. A very merry, dancing, drinking, Laughing, quaffing, and unthinking time.
The Secular Masque. Line 40. Fool, not to know that love endures no tie, And Jove but laughs at lovers' perjury.?
Palamon and Arcite. Book ii. Line 758. For Art may err, but Nature cannot miss.
The Cock and the Fox. Line 452. And that one hunting, which the Devil design'd For one fair female, lost him half the kind.
Theodore and Honoria, Line 227. Old as I am, for ladies' love unfit, The power of beauty I remember yet.
Cymon and Iphigenia. Line 1.
1 See Beaumont and Fletcher, page 198.
See Shakespeare, page 106.