Parker and Marvell. D'Avenant and a club of wits. The paper wars of the civil wars. Political criticism on literary compositions. Hobbes and his quarrels; including an illustration of his character. Hobbes's quarrels with Dr. Wallis, the mathematician. Jonson and Decker. Camden and Brooke. Martin Mar-Prelate. Literary quarrels from personal motives

Eastburn, Kirk & Company, 1814

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Página 109 - For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.
Página 268 - Thy mighty scholiast, whose unwearied pains Made Horace dull, and humbled Milton's strains. Turn what they will to verse, their toil is vain, Critics like me shall make it prose again.
Página 178 - As thou thyself ; we envy not to see Thy friends with bays to crown thy Poesy. No, here the gall lies ; we that know what stuff Thy very heart is made of, know the stalk On which thy learning grows, and can give life To thy (once dying) baseness, yet must we Dance antics on thy paper. Crispinus. This makes us angry, but not envious. No ; were thy warpt soul put in a new mould, I'd wear thee as a jewel set in gold.
Página 17 - If he chance but to sneeze, he prays that the foundations of the earth be not shaken. Ever since he crept up to be but the weathercock of a steeple, he trembles and creaks at every puff of wind that blows about him, as if the Church of England were falling.
Página 19 - ... that which I mentioned to you, writ by your own father; only with this difference, that your father's, which I have by me, was written with the same design, but with much less wit or judgment, for which there was no remedy; unless you will supply his judgment with his High Court of Justice.
Página 162 - He would many times exceed in drinke (Canarie was his beloved liquor), then he would tumble home to bed, and, when he had thoroughly perspired, then to studie.
Página 124 - it was lawful to make use of ill instruments to do ourselves good," and illustrated it thus :—" Were I cast into a deep pit, and the devil should put down his cloven foot, I would take hold of it to be drawn out by it.
Página 29 - But it is high time to strike sail and cast anchor (though I have run but half my course), when, at the helm, I am threatened with death ; who, though he can visit us but once, seems troublesome ; and, even in the innocent, may beget such gravity as diverts the music of verse.
Página 15 - If thou darest to print any lie or libel against Dr Parker, by ' the eternal God, I will cut thy throat...
Página 182 - Leave me ! There's something come into my thought, That must and shall be sung high and aloof \ Safe from the wolf's black jaw, and the dull ass's hoof.

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