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The twelve good rules, the royal game of goose.
The Deserted l'illage. Line 232. To me more dear, congenial to my heart, One native charm, than all the gloss of art. Line 253. And e’en while fashion's brightest arts decoy, The heart distrusting asks if this be joy.
Line 263. Her modest looks the cottage might adorn, Sweet as the primrose peeps beneath the thorn. Line 329. Through torrid tracts with fainting steps they go, Where wild Altama murmurs to their woe. Line 344. In all the silent manliness of grief.
Line 384. O Luxury! thou curst by Heaven's decree! Line 385. Thou source of all my bliss and all my woe, That found'st me poor at first, and keep'st me so.
The Haunch of Venison.
The Captivity. Act i.
On hope the wretch relies;
Act ii. i The twelve good rules were ascribed to King Charles I.: 1. Urge no healths. 2. Profane no divine ordinances. 3. Touch no state matters. 4. Reveal no secrets. 5. Pick no quarrels. 6. Make no comparisons. 7. Maintain no ill opinions. 8. Keep no bad company. 9. Encourage no vice. 10. Make no long meals. 11. Repeat no grievances. 12. Lay no wagers.
2 See Tom Brown, page 286. 3 See Bacon, page 165.
4 The wretch condemn'd with life to part
Still, still on hope relies;
Hope, like the gleaming taper's light,
Adorns and cheers our way;?
Emits a brighter ray. The Captivity. Act ii.
Retaliation. Line 11. Who mix'd reason with pleasure, and wisdom with mirth: If he had any faults, he has left us in doubt. Line 24. Who, born for the universe, narrow'd his mind, And to party gave up what was meant for mankind; Though fraught with all learning, yet straining his throat To persuade Tommy Townshend to lend him a vote. Who too deep for his hearers still went on refining, And thought of convincing while they thought of dining: Though equal to all things, for all things unfit; Too nice for a statesman, too proud for a wit. Line 31. His conduct still right, with his argument wrong.
Line 46. A flattering painter, who made it his care To draw men as they ought to be, not as they are.
Here lies David Garrick, describe me who can,
Line 96. On the stage he was natural, simple, affecting ; 'T was only that when he was off he was acting.
Line 101. He cast off his friends as a huntsman his pack, For he knew when he pleas'd he could whistle them back.
Line 107. Who pepper'd the highest was surest to please. Line 112.
1 Hope, like the taper's gleamy light,
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 followed him as long as he walked before them).
3 While Fell was reposing himself in the hay,
A reptile concealed bit his leg as he lar;
LESSING: Paraphrase of a Greek Epigram by Demodocus.
A night-cap deck'd his brows instead of bay,
Description of an Author's Bed-chamber. This same philosophy is a good horse in the stable, but an arrant jade on a journey.? The Good-Natured Man. Acti,
All his faults are such that one loves him still the better for them.
Act i. Silence gives consent.?
Act ii. Measures, not men, have always been my mark.4
Ibid. 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. 6
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
1 See page 397.
2 Philosophy triumphs easily over past evils and future evils, but present evils triumph over it. — RocheFOUCAULD : Maxim 22.
3 RAY: Proverbs. FULLER: Wise Sentences.
4 Of this stamp is the cant of, Not men, but measures. -BURKE: Thoughts on the Causes of the Present Discontents.
5 See Bacon, page 171. 6 See Chaucer, page 4.
essence of spirituality may be referred to the second predicable.
Vicar of Wakefield. Chap. vii. I find you want me to furnish you with argument and intellect too.
And guide my lonely way
With hospitable ray. The Hermit. Chap. riii. Stanza 1.
Did. Stanza 6.
Nor wants that little long?
A charm that lulls to sleep,
The sigh that rends thy constant heart
Shall break thy Edwin's too. By the living jingo, she was all of a muck of sweat.
Chap. ix. 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 observe it once more, that the hours we pass with happy prospects in view are more pleasing than those crowned with fruition.3
Chap.x. To what happy accident“ is it that we owe so unex. pected a visit?
1 See Burton, page 185.
2 See Young, page 308. 3 An object in possession seldom retains the same charm that it had in pursuit. — PLINY THE YOUNGER: Letters, book ii. letter xv. 1.
4 See Middleton, page 171.