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Page 178 - Or spite or smut or rhymes or blasphemies ; His wit all seesaw between that and this, Now high, now low, now master up, now miss, And he himself one vile antithesis. Amphibious thing ! that acting either part, The trifling head, or the corrupted heart; Fop at the toilet, flatterer at the board, Now trips a lady, and now struts a lord. Eve's tempter thus the rabbins have express'd, A cherub's face, a reptile all the rest; Beauty that shocks you, parts that none will trust, Wit that can creep, and...
Page 367 - Sir, that the small part of the campaign, which remains, shall be employed (as far as I am able) for the honour of his Majesty, and the interest of the nation, in which I am sure of being well seconded by the admiral, and by the generals.
Page 207 - Excise ; though, in my private opinion, I still think it was a scheme that would have tended very much to the interest of the nation.
Page 341 - The two great rivals London might content, If what he values most to each she sent ; 111 was the franchise coupled with the box ; Give Pitt the freedom, and the gold to Fox.
Page 64 - Our royal master saw, with heedful eyes, The wants of his two universities : Troops he to Oxford sent, as knowing why That learned body wanted loyalty: But books to Cambridge gave, as, well discerning, That that right loyal body wanted learning.
Page 21 - That the Earl of Halifax was one of the first to favour me; of whom it is hard to say whether the advancement of the polite arts is more owing to his generosity or his example...
Page 42 - I love to pour out all myself, as plain As downright Shippen, or as old Montaigne: In them, as certain to be lov'd as seen, The soul stood forth, nor kept a thought within; In me what spots (for spots I have) appear, Will prove at least the medium must be clear.
Page 367 - In this situation, there is such a choice of difficulties that I own myself at a loss how to determine. The affairs of Great Britain, I know, require the most vigorous measures ; but then the courage of a handful of brave men should be exerted only where there is some hope of a favourable event.
Page 233 - As, tho' the pride of Middleton and Bland, All boys may read, and girls may understand ! Then might I sing, without the least offence, And all I sung should be the nation's sense : Or teach the melancholy muse to mourn, Hang the sad verse on Carolina's urn, And hail her passage to the realms of rest, All parts perform'd, and all her children blest ! So — Satire is no more — I feel it die — No Gazetteer more innocent than I.