A Catalogue of the Royal and Noble Authors of England, Scotland, and Ireland: With Lists of Their Works, Volume 5

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Page 159 - Pope showed me your letter to him, which encourages me to hope we may converse together as usual : by which advantage I will not despair to obtain in reality some of those good qualities you say I seem to have. I am conscious of only one, that is, being an apt scholar ; and if I have any good in me, I certainly learned it insensibly of our poor friend, as children do any strange language. It is not possible to imagine the loss his death is to me; but as long as I have any memory, the happiness of...
Page 317 - Considerations on the Measures carrying on with respect to the British Colonies in North America (1774).
Page 158 - I must acquaint you (because I know it will please you,) that during my sickness, I had many of the kindest proofs of friendship, particularly from the Duke and Duchess of Queensberry ; who, if I had been their nearest relation and nearest friend, could not have treated me with more constant attendance then: and they continue the same to me now.
Page 82 - But He was of late so gone with divinity, That he had almost forgot his poetry, Though to say the truth (and Apollo did know it) He might have been both his priest and his poet.
Page 10 - It was the misfortune of James, that his maxims and manners were too refined for the age in which he lived. Happy ! had he reigned in a kingdom more civilized; his love of peace, of justice, and of elegance, would have rendered his schemes successful ; and, instead of perishing because he had attempted too much, a grateful people would nave applauded and seconded his efforts to reform and improve them.
Page 14 - And on the smale grene twistis sat The lytil suete nyghtingale, and song So loud and clere, the ympnis consecrat Of luvis use, now soft now lowd among, That all the gardynis and the wallis rong Ryght of thaire song, and on the copill next Of thaire suete armony, and lo the text...
Page 200 - He is elegant, but not great; he never labours after exquisite beauties, and he seldom falls into gross faults. His versification is smooth, but rarely vigorous; and his rhymes are remarkably exact. He improved taste, if he did not enlarge knowledge, and may be numbered among the benefactors to English literature'.
Page 222 - The Ascents of the Soul : or, David's Mount towards God's House. Being Paraphrases on the Fifteen Psalms of Degrees. Written in Italian, By the Illustrious 4461 LOT 4462 — continued. Gio. Francesco Loredano, a Noble Venetian, 1656. Render'd into English, Anno Dom. 1665.
Page 110 - As if he had been of his enemies' side ; Or one of them could do, that were undone. He neither wealth nor places sought ; For others, not himself, he fought. He was content to know (For he had found it so) That when he pleased to conquer he was able, And left the spoil and plunder to the rabble. He might have been a king, But that he understood How much it is a meaner thing To be unjustly great, than honourably good.
Page 110 - Both sexes' virtues were in him combined : He had the fierceness of the manliest mind, And all the meekness too of womankind. He never knew what Envy was, or Hate.

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