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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.

Line 413.
Such dainties to them, their health it might hurt;
It's like sending them ruffles when wanting a shirt.

The Haunch of Venison.
As aromatic plants bestow
No spicy fragrance while they grow;
But crush'd or trodden to the ground,
Diffuse their balmy sweets around.8

The Captivity. Act i.
To the last moment of his breath,

On hope the wretch relies;
And even the pang preceding death
Bids expectation rise.

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;
And every pang that rends the heart
Bids expectation rise.

Original MS.

Hope, like the gleaming taper's light,

Adorns and cheers our way;?
And still, as darker grows the night,

Emits a brighter ray. The Captivity. Act ii.
Our Garrick 's a salad ; for in him we see
Oil, vinegar, sugar, and saltness agree !

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.

Line 63.

Here lies David Garrick, describe me who can,
An abridgment of all that was pleasant in man. Line 93.
As a wit, if not first, in the very first line.

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,
Adorns the wretch's way.

Original 18.

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.

Good people all, with one accord,

Lament for Madam Blaize,
Who never wanted a good word
From those who spoke her praise.

Elegy on Mrs. Mary Blaize.?
The king himself has followed her
When she has walk'd before.

A kind and gentle heart he had,

To comfort friends and foes;
The naked every day he clad
When he put on his clothes.

Elegy on the Death of a Mad Dog.
And in that town a dog was found,

As many dogs there be,
Both mongrel, puppy, whelp, and hound,
And curs of low degree.

The dog, to gain his private ends,
Went mad, and bit the man.

The man recovered of the bite,
The dog it was that died.3


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
Il fut caressé des belles,
Qui le suivirent toujours,

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;
But, all venom himself, of the wound he made light,
And got well, while the scorpion died of the bite.

LESSING: Paraphrase of a Greek Epigram by Demodocus.

A night-cap deck'd his brows instead of bay,
A cap by night, a stocking all the day.'

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.

Turn, gentle Hermit of the Dale,

And guide my lonely way
To where yon taper cheers the vale

With hospitable ray. The Hermit. Chap. riii. Stanza 1.
Taught by that Power that pities me,
I learn to pity them."

Did. Stanza 6.
Man wants but little here below,

Nor wants that little long?
And what is friendship but a name,

A charm that lulls to sleep,
A shade that follows wealth or fame,
And leaves the wretch to weep ?

Stanza 19.

Stanza 8.

Stanza 33.

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?

Chap. xir.

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.

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