Q. Horatii Flacci Epistolae ad Pisones, et Augustum, Volume 3

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Printed by W. Bowyer and J. Nichols for T. Cadell and J. Woodyer, 1776 - Poetry

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Page 182 - Paffion, all confus'd ; Still by himfelf abus'd or difabus'd; Created half to rife, and half to fall ; Great lord of all things, yet a prey to all ; Sole judge of Truth, in endlefs Error hurl'd: The glory, jeft, and riddle of the world...
Page 235 - To-morrow my appeal comes on; Without your help, the cause is gone — " "The duke expects my lord and you, About some great affair, at two — " "Put my Lord Bolingbroke in mind, To get my warrant quickly sign'd: Consider, 'tis my first request.
Page 199 - Wisdom's self Oft seeks to sweet retired solitude ; Where, with her best nurse, Contemplation, She plumes her feathers, and lets grow her wings, That in the various bustle of resort Were all too ruffled, and sometimes impair'd. He that has light within his own clear breast, May sit i...
Page 214 - Th' adventure of the bear and fiddle Is sung, but breaks off in the middle. When civil fury first grew high, And men fell out, they knew not why; When hard words, jealousies, and fears, Set folks together by the ears, And made them fight, like mad or drunk, For Dame Religion, as for punk...
Page 172 - And turn the Adamantine fpindle round, On which the fate of gods and men is wound.
Page 151 - In the sun's orb, made porous to receive And drink the liquid light ; firm to retain Her gather'd beams, great palace now of light. Hither, as to their fountain, other stars Repairing, in their golden urns draw light...
Page 73 - The objects of imitation, like the materials of human knowledge, are a common stock, which experience furnishes to all men. And it is in the operations of the mind upon them, that the glory of poetry, as of science, consists.
Page 217 - Oh, think what anxious moments pass between The birth of plots, and their last fatal periods! Oh, 'tis a dreadful interval of time, Fill'd up with horror all, and big with death...
Page 225 - If a man's fafety or profperity fhould depend upon winds or rains, muft new motions be imprejfcd upon the atmofphere, and new directions given to the floating parts of it, by fome extraordinary and new influence from God ?" III. Sometimes the original expreffion is not taken but paraphrafed ; and the writer difguifes himfelf in a kind of circumlocution. Yet...
Page 173 - Shakespeare, forget that the Pagan Imagery was familiar to all the Poets of his time ; and that abundance of this sort of learning was to be picked up from almost every English book that he could take into his hands.

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