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Page 347 - tenderness of heart, and his universal temperance in meat, drink, apparel, and every species even of lawful pleasure: so that of him, as of Brutus, might be correctly predicated, ' His life was gentle, and the elements So mix'd in him, that nature might stand up, say to all the world,
Page 491 - duncery no free and splendid wit can flourish. Neither do I think it shame to covenant with any knowing reader, that for some few years yet I may go on trust with him toward the payment of what I am now indebted; as being a work not to be raised from the heat of youth or the vapours of wine,
Page 489 - not so much as look upon Truth herself unless they see her elegantly dressed; that whereas the paths .of honesty and good life appear now rugged and difficult, though they be indeed easy and pleasant, they would then appear to •all men both easy and pleasant, though they were ragged and difficult indeed. And what a benefit
Page 489 - worship. Lastly, whatsoever in religion is holy and sublime, in virtue amiable or grave; whatsoever hath passion or admiration in all the changes of that which is called fortune from without, or the wily subtilties and refluxes of man's thoughts from
Page 488 - -cherish in a great people the seeds of virtue and public civility; to allay the perturbations of the mind, and set the affection in right tune ; to celebrate in glorious and lofty hymns the throne and equipage of God's
Page 494 - if it so befel him, the honour and chastity of virgin or matron:' from whence even then I learnt what a noble virtue chastity sure must be, to the defence of which so many worthies, by such a dear adventure of themselves, had sworn.
Page 481 - imagination, even Johnson pronounces, that it " is a poem which, considered with respect to design, may claim the first place, and with respect to performance the second, among the productions of the human mind."—" The subject of an epic poem is, naturally, an event of great importance. That of Milton is not the destruction of a city, the
Page 488 - and what he suffers to be wrought with high providence in his Church; to sing victorious agonies of martyrs and saints, the deeds and triumphs of just and pious nations, doing valiantly through faith against
Page 485 - wherein knowing myself inferior to myself, led by the genial power of nature to another task, I have the use (as I may account it) but of my left hand; and I shall be foolish in saying more to
Page 489 - and difficult indeed. And what a benefit would this be to our youth and gentry, may be soon guessed by what we know of the corruption and bane, which they suck in daily from the writings and interludes of libidinous and ignorant poetasters; who having scarce ever