Lives of the most eminent English poets, with critical observations on their works. With notes by P. Cunningham, Volume 3


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Página 30 - of glory bursts from all the skies ; The conscious swains, rejoicing in the sight, Eye the blue vault, and bless the useful light. So many flames before proud Ilion blaze, And lighten glimmering Xanthus with their rays ; The long reflections of the distant fires A thousand piles the dusky horrors gild,
Página 138 - GAY. In Westminster Abbey, 1732. " Of manners gentle, of affections mild ; In wit, a man ; simplicity, a child: With native humour tempering virtuous rage, Formed to delight at once and lash the age : Above temptation, in a low estate, And uncorrupted, ev'n among the Great: A safe companion, and an easy friend, Unblamed through life, lamented in thy end.
Página 30 - O'er the dark trees a yellower verdure shed, And tip with silver every mountain's head : Then shine the vales—the rocks in prospect rise, A Hood of glory bursts from all the skies ; The conscious swains, rejoicing in the sight, Eye the blue vault, and bless the useful light.
Página 31 - trembling beams bestow; Around her throne the vivid planets roll, And stars unnumber'd gild the glowing pole: Clear gleams of light o'er the dark trees are seen, o'er the dark trees a yellow sheds, O'er the dark trees a yellower green they shed, gleam verdure And tip with silver all the
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Página 447 - CAMPBELL'S (LORD) Lives of the Lord Chancellors and Keepers of the Great Seal of England. From the Earliest Times to the Death of Lord Eldon in 1838. Third Edition. 7 Vols. 8vo. 102s. The Work
Página 106 - he silently corrected in those that followed. He appears to have revised the ' Iliad,' and freed it from some of its imperfections ; and the ' Essay on Criticism' received many improvements after its first appearance. It will seldom be found that he altered without adding clearness, elegance, or vigour. Pope had perhaps the judgment of Dryden ; but
Página 137 - Thy martial spirit, or thy social love! Amidst corruption, luxury, and rage, Still leave some ancient virtues to our age : Nor let us say (those English glories gone) The last true Briton lies beneath this stone." The epitaph on Withers affords another instance of commonplaces, though somewhat diversified by mingled qualities and the peculiarity
Página 268 - left him about two thousand pounds; a sum which Collins could scarcely think exhaustible, and which he did not live to exhaust. The guineas were then repaid, and the translation neglected. But man is not born for happiness. Collins, who, while he studied to live, felt no evil but poverty, no sooner lived to study

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