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PHILOSOPHERS and CRITICKS.
Xenophon. Plutarch. Lucian. Longinus. Tully. Quintilian. Petronius. Horace. Lilius Giraldus. Scaliger. Voflius. Boslu. Rapin. *D'acier. St Evremond. Vavafos. Sir Philip Sidney. Dryden. Sir William Temple. Tatler. Spectator. Lord Roscomon. Duke of Bucks. Dennis.
Sophocles. Euripides. Menander. Aristophanes. Theocritus, Virgil. Lucan. Plautus. Terence. Corneille. Racine. Boileau. Taflo. Petrarch. Chaucer. Spencer. Shakespear. Fletcher. B. Johnson. Milton. Cowley. Wycherley. Otway. Waller, Lee, Addison. Congreve. Garth. Blackmore. Rowe, Philips, os
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With daily Pray'rs and nightly Watchings faint:
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Absence is Hell, whence all true Joys are driven;
Love reckons Hours for Months, and Days for Years, And ev'ry little Absence is an Age. Dryd. Amphit.
The tedious Hours move heavily away, And each long Minute feems a lazy Day. Ot. Cai. Mar.
For thee the bubling Springs appear'd to mourn, And whispring Pines made Vows for thy Return.
(Dryd. Virg. When thy lov'd Sight shall bless my Eyes again, Then will I own I ought not to complain, Since that sweet Hour is worth whole Years of Pain
(Rowe's Tamerl. I charge thee, loiter not, but haste to bless me ; Think with what eager Hopes, what Rage I burn, For ev'ry tedious Minute how I mourn: Think how I call thee cruel for thy Stay, And break my Heart with Grief for thy unkind Delay.
(Rowe's Ulys: Fly swift, ye Hours, you measure Time for me in 'Till you bring back Leonidas again :
(vain, Be Swifter now, and to redeem that Wrong, When he and I are met, be twice as long.
(Dryd. Mar. A-la-mode. While in divine Panthea's charming Eyes I view the naked Boy that basking lies I grow a God ! fo bleft, so blest am I, With sacred Rapture and immortal Joy !
But, absent, if she fines no more,
The Gods themselves cannot be more!