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" I'm sped, If foes, they write, if friends, they read me dead. Seized and tied down to judge, how wretched I! Who can't be silent, and who will not lie: To laugh, were want of goodness and of grace, And to be grave, exceeds all power of face. I sit with... "
An Estimate of the Comparative Strength of Britain during the Present and ... - Page 125
by George Chalmers - 1794 - 254 pages
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An Essay on the Nature and Immutability of Truth, in Opposition to Sophistry ...

James Beattie - Truth - 1771 - 588 pages
...partakes fo much of both qualities, that one knows not with what temper of mind to confider it ; " To laugh, were want of goodnefs, and of grace ; ' And to be grave, exceeds all power of face." • ' • • • . But why infift fo long on the univerfal acknowledgement of man's free agency...
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Essays: On the Nature and Immutability of Truth, in Opposition to ..., Volume 1

James Beattie - Classical education - 1776 - 504 pages
...it partakes fo much of both qualities, that one knows not with what temper of mind to confider it: " To laugh, were want of goodnefs, and of grace ; " And to be grave, exceeds all power of face." But why infift fo long on the univerfal acknowledgement of man's free agency ? To me it is as evident,...
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Moral essays, satires, &c

Alexander Pope - 1777 - 262 pages
...me dead. Sciz'd and ty'd down to judge, how wretched I! Who can't be filent, and who will not lye : To laugh, were want of goodnefs and of grace, And to be grave, exceeds all power of face. I fit with fad civility, I read With honeft anguilh, and an aching head; And drop at laft, but in unwilling...
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The Beauties of Pope: Consisting of Selections from His Poetical and Prose Works

Alexander Pope - English poetry - 1783 - 322 pages
...dead. Seiz'd, and ty'd down to judge, how wretched I ! Who can't be filent, and who will not lye : To laugh, were want of goodnefs, and of grace, And to be grave, exceeds all Pow'r of Face. I fit with fad civility ; I read .With honeft anguifh, and an aching head ; And drop...
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An Estimate of the Comparative Strength of Great Britain, During the Present ...

George Chalmers - Great Britain - 1794 - 468 pages
...well-meaning defircs to do national good, by raifing public apprehenfions, with regard to the fccurity of property, and the fafety of the ftate. To laugh,...grace ; And to be grave, exceeds all power of face. * Commerjtajies, vol. ip ^28, 4th edit. CHAT. CHAP. IX. Commercial Failure!, in 1763. — Opinions...
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The Works of the British Poets, Volume 8

Robert Anderson - English poetry - 1795 - 906 pages
...down to judge, h> w wretched I ? Who can't be filent, und who will not lie : To laugh, were want nf goodnefs and of grace ; And to be grave, exceeds all power of. face. 1 fit with fad civility; I read With horeft anguifh. and an aching head ; And drop at lair, hut in...
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The Critical and Miscellaneous Prose Works of John Dryden: Now ..., Volume 2

John Dryden, Edmond Malone - English prose literature - 1800 - 580 pages
...illiterate. * Pope perhaps had this passage in his thoughts when lie wrote, " To laugh, were want of goodness and of grace, " And to be grave, exceeds all power of face : " / sit with sad civility , — I read "With honest anguish and an aching head." - - Our author appears...
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Elegant Extracts: Or, Useful and Entertaining Pieces of Poetry

Elegant extracts - 1805 - 1054 pages
...readme dead. Stiz'd and tied down to judge, how wretched I ! Who can't be lilent, and who will not lie: To laugh, were want of goodnefs and of grace; And to be grave, exceeds all pow'r of face : I fit with fad civility, I read With honeft anguilb, and an aching heail ; And drop...
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An Essay on the Nature and Immuntability of Truth: In Opposition to ...

James Beattie (LL.D.) - Truth - 1807 - 400 pages
...qualities, that one knows hot with what temper of mind to consider it : " To laugh, were want of goodness, and of grace ; " And to be grave, exceeds all power of face. But why insist so long on the universal acknowledgment of man's free agency ? To me it is as evident...
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The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope: In Four Volumes. Collated with the ...

Alexander Pope, Thomas Park - 1808 - 388 pages
...to judge, how wretched I ! Who can't be silent, and who will not lie. To laugh were want of goodness and of grace, And to be grave exceeds all power of .face. With honest anguish and an aching head, And drop at last, but in unwilling ears, This saving counsel,...
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