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الصفحة 117 - For wheresoe'er I turn my ravish'd eyes, gay gilded scenes and shining prospects rise, poetic fields encompass me around, and still I seem to tread on classic ground...
الصفحة 170 - Inspired repulsed battalions to engage, And taught the doubtful battle where to rage. So when an angel by divine command With rising tempests shakes a guilty land, Such as of late o'er pale Britannia...
الصفحة 36 - Long had our dull fore-fathers slept supine, Nor felt the raptures of the tuneful Nine; Till Chaucer first, a merry bard, arose, And many a story told in rhyme and prose. But age has rusted what the poet writ, Worn out his language, and obscur'd his wit: In vain he jests in his unpolish'd strain, And tries to make his readers laugh in vain.
الصفحة 76 - I think there is something more charming in these rude heaps of stone, than in so many statues; and would as soon see a river winding through woods and meadows, as when it is tossed up in so many whimsical figures at Versailles.
الصفحة 56 - am called,' he said, ' an enemy of the Church. But I will never ' do it any other injury than keeping Mr Addison out of it.
الصفحة 215 - Qualis populea moerens Philomela sub umbra Amissos queritur foetus, quos durus arator Observans nido implumes detraxit ; at ilia Flet noctem, ramoque sedens, miserabile carmen . Integral, et moestis late loca questibus implet.
الصفحة 178 - above all men in that talent called humour, and enjoyed it in such perfection, that I have often reflected, after a night ' spent with him apart from all the world, that I had...
الصفحة 48 - It is certain that this Chancellor was a most excellent lawyer, very learned in all polite literature, a superior pen, master of a handsome style, and of easy conversation; but he is said to make too much haste to be rich, as his predecessor, and most in place in this age did, to a more prodigious excess than was ever known.