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PITY – PLAGIARISM.
PITY - see Charity, Compassion, Mercy.
Shaks. : Wint. Tale. Act i. Sc. 2
Thou know'st no law of God nor man : No beast so fierce, but knows some touch of pity. 3833
Shaks. : Richard III. Act i. Sc : Pity is the virtue of the law, And none but tyrants use it cruelly. 3834
Shaks.: Timon of A. Act iii. Sc. 5. Pity's akin to love; and every thought Of that soft kind is welcome to my soul. 3835
Southern: Oroonoka. Act ii. Sc. 1. Take her up tenderly, Lift her with care; Fashioned so slenderly, Young, and so fair! 3836
Hood: Bridge of Sighs. Soft pity never leaves the gentle breast Where love has been reëeived a welcome guest. 3837
Sheridan: Duenna. Act ii. Sc. 3. A woman's pity sometimes makes her mad. 3838 Mrs. Browning : Aurora Leigh. Bk. ix. Line 628.
Pity speaks to grief More sweetly than a band of instruments. 3839
Barry Cornwall : The Florentine, Party O thou, the friend of man, assign'd With balmy hands his wounds to bind, And charm his frantic woe : When first Distress, with dagger keen, Broke forth to waste his destined scene, His wild unsated foe! 3840
Collins: Ode To Pity
PLAGIARISM — see Authors.
The world's as full of curious wit
Butler: Šat. on Plagiaries. Line 51
Pope : Duncia.l. Bk. i. Line 127
PLEASURE - see Extremes, Holidays, Home.
All delights are vain; aud that most vain, Which, with pain purchas’d, doth inherit pain. 3843
Shaks.: Love's L. Lust. Act i. Sc. 1.
Pleasure, and revenge,
Shaks. : Troil. and Cress. Act ii. Sc. 2. ,
Tennyson: Palace of Art. Approach his awful throne by just degrees; And, if thou would'st be happy, learn to please. 3846
Prior: Solomon. Bk. ii. Line 266. Pleasure, or wrong or rightly understood, Our greatest evil, or our greatest good. 3847
Pope : Essay on Man. Epis. ii. Line 91. Unmoved though witlings sneer, and rivals rail; Studious to please, yet not ashamed to fail. 3848
Dr. Johnson: Irene. Prologue. Line 29. But not e'en pleasure to excess is good : What most elates, then sinks the soul as low : When spring-tide joy pours in with copious flood, The higher still the exulting billows flow, The further back again they flagging go, And leave us grovelling on the dreary shore.
3849. Thomson : Castle of Indolence. Canto i. St. 63 Death treads in pleasure's footsteps round the world, When pleasure treads the paths which reason shuns. 3850
Young: Night Thoughts. Night v. Line 864. A man of pleasure is a man of pains.
3851 Young: Night Thoughts. Night viji. Line 800. God made all pleasures innocent. 3852
Mrs. Norton : Lady of La Garaye. Pt. i. Though sages may pour out their wisdom's treasure, There is no sterner moralist than pleasure. 3853
Byron : Don Juan. Canto iii. St. 65 The evaporation of a joyous day, Is like the last glass of champagne, without The foam which made its virgin bumper gay : Or like a system coupled with a doubt; Or like a soda bottle, when its spray Has sparkled and let half its spirit out; Or like a billow, left by storms behind, Without the animation of the wind. 3854
Byron: Don Juan. Canto xvi. St. 9
PLEASURE - POET LAUREATE
But pleasures are like poppies spreaci, -
Burns: Tam O'Shanter. Line 59 Pleasure that comes unlook'd for is thrice welcome. 3856
Rogers : Italy (Interview). Line 1 Pleasure's delight it is That holdeth man from heaven's delightful bliss. 3857
Robert Greene: A Maiden's Dream Pleasure must succeed to pleasure, else past pleasure turns
to pain. 3858
Robert Browning: La Saisiaz. Line 170. OLOUGH
In ancient times, the sacred plough employed
Thomson : Seasons. Spring. Line 58 POET LAUREATE - see Poetry.
In twice five years the “ greatest living poet,”
Byron : Don Juan. Canto xi. St. 55.
Byron : Don Juan. Canto xi. St. 55 He lied with such a fervor of intention There was no doubt he earn'd his laureate pension. 3862
Byron : Don Juan. Cauto iii. St 80 O thou, whate'er thy name, thy trade, thy art, Who from obscurity art doom'd to start, Call’d, by the royal mandate, to proclaim To distant realms a monarch's feeble fame For fame of kings, like cripples in the gout, Demands a crutch to move about —. 3863
Peter Pindar: Ode to the Future Laureare Laureates should boast a bushel of invention, Or yield up all poetical pretension. 3864
Peter Pindar: Ode to the Future Laureate
POETRY, POETS -- See Imagination, Metre, Milton, Poet
Laureate, Shakespeare. I would the gods had made thee poetical. 3865
Shaks.: As You Like It. Act iii. Sc. 3 I had rather be a kitten, and cry mew, Than one of these same metre ballad-mongers; I had rather hear a brazen canstick turn'd, Or a dry wheel grate on the axle-tree; And that would set my teeth nothing on edge, Nothing so much as mincing poetry; 'Tis like the forc'd gait of a shuffling nag. 3866
Shaks.: 1 Henry IV. Act iii. Sc. 1
Those that write in rhyme still make
Butler: Hudibras. Pt. ii. Canto i. Line 27
Butler: Hudibras. Pt. i. Canto i. Line 463. It is not poetry that makes men poor; For few do write that were not so before; And those that have writ best, had they been rich, Had ne'er been clapp'd with a poetic itch; lIad lov'd their ease too well to take the pains To undergo that drudgery of brains; But being for all other trades unfit, Only tavoid being idle set up wit. 3869
Butler : Misc. Thoughts. Line 441 As wine that with its own weight runs is best, And counted much more noble than the prest; So is that poetry whose gen'rous strains Flow without servile study, art, or pains. 3870
Butler : Misc. Thoughts. Line 425. Poets lose half the praise they should have got, Could it be known what they discreetly blot. 3871 Waller : Upon Roscommon's Trans. of Horace, De
[Arte Poetica. Thespis, the first professor of our art, At country wakes, sung ballads from a cart. 5872
Dryden : Prol. to Lee's Sophonisba Rash author, 'tis a vain, presumptuous crime, To undertake the sacred art of rhyme; If at thy birth the stars that ruled thy sense Shone not with a poetic influence; In thy strait genius thou wilt still be bound, Find Phoebus deaf, and Pegasus unsound. 3873
Dryden : Art of Poetry. Canto i. Line!
Whate'er you write of pleasant or subline,
Dryden : Art of Poetry. Canto i. Line 2
3875 Dryden : Absalom and Achitophel. Pt. ii. Line 402
3876 Dryden : Absalom and Achitophel. Pt. ii. Line 474
3877 Dryden : Prol. to the University of Oxford. Line 27. A verse may find him who a sermon flies, And turn delight into a sacrifice. 3878
Herbert : Temple. Church Porch. St. 1. Pegasus, a nearer way to take, May boldly deviate from the common track.
From vulgar bounds with brave disorder part,
Pope : E. on Criticism. Pt. i. Line 150
Pope : E. on Criticism. Pt. ii. Line 162