Memoirs of the Life and Writings (prose and Verse) of R-ch--d G-rd-n-r, Esq: Alias Dick Merry-Fellow, ... Author of The History of Pudica; ...

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G. Kearsly; and M. Booth, Norwich. January 1, 1782 - 264 pages

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Page 48 - Tis an old maxim in the schools, That flattery's the food of fools; Yet now and then your men of wit Will condescend to take a bit.
Page 60 - Inspir'd repuls'd battalions to engage, And taught the doubtful battle where to rage. So when an angel by divine command With rising tempests shakes a guilty land, Such as of late o'er pale Britannia past, Calm and serene he drives the furious blast ; And, pleas'd th' Almighty's orders to perform, Rides in the whirlwind, and directs the storm.
Page 147 - On foreign mountains may the fun refine The grape's foft juice, and mellow it to wine, With citron groves adorn a diftant foil, And the fat olive fwell with floods of oil ; We envy not the warmer clime, that lies In ten degrees of more indulgent fkies, Nor at the coarfenefs of our heav'n repine,
Page 214 - When noble and ignoble herd Are govern'd by a fingle word ; Though, like the royal German dames, It bears an hundred Chriftian names ; As Genius, Fancy, Judgment, Gout, Whim, Caprice, Je-ne-fcai-quoi, Virtu : Which appellations all defcribe TASTE, and the modern tafteful tribe.
Page 213 - Till England fee her thronging fenators Meet all at Weftminfter, in boots and fpurs ; See the whole Houfe, with mutual frenzy mad, Her patriots all in leathern breeches clad : Of bets, not taxes, learnedly debate, iss And guide with equal reins a fteed or ftate. How would a virtuous Houhnhy.m neigh difdain, To fee his brethren brook th
Page 249 - And that which was before come after. But thofe that write in rhyme ftill make The one verfe for the other's fake; For one for fenfe, and one for thyme, I think's fufficient at one time.
Page 242 - Whoe'er offends, at fome unlucky time Slides into verfe, and hitches in a rhyme, Sacred to Ridicule his whole life long, And the fad burthen of fome merry fong.
Page 215 - Not sharp revenge, not hell itself, can find A fiercer torment than a guilty mind. Which day and night doth dreadfully accuse, Condemns the wretch, and still the charge renews.
Page 242 - Slander or Poifon dread from Delia's rage, Hard words or hanging, if your Judge be Page. From furious Sappho fcarce a milder fate, Px'd by her love, or libell'd by her hate.
Page 134 - By a place I cant mention, not knowing its name, At the head of his company Dilberry came, And the drums to the window call every eye To see the defence of the nation pajs by.

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