The Life of Alexander Pope, Esq: Compiled from Original Manuscripts; with a Critical Essay on His Writings and Genius
C. Bathurst, H. Woodfall, W. Strahan, J. and F. Rivington, W. Johnston, B. White, T. Caslon, T. Longman, B. Law, Johnson and Payne, S. Bladon, T. Cadell, and the executors of A. Millar., 1769 - Biography - 578 pages
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Page 256 - Know then this truth (enough for man to know) 'Virtue alone is happiness below.
Page 192 - Who but must laugh if such a man there be ? Who would not weep if Atticus were he?
Page 123 - In some lone isle, or distant northern land; Where the gilt chariot never marks the way, Where none learn ombre, none e'er taste bohea!
Page 265 - Let not this weak unknowing hand Presume Thy bolts to throw, And deal damnation round the land, On each I judge Thy foe. If I am right, Thy grace impart Still in the right to stay ; If I am wrong, oh, teach my heart To find that better way...
Page 299 - Consult the Genius of the Place in all; That tells the Waters or to rise, or fall; Or helps th...
Page 152 - Oh! happy state! when souls each other draw, When love is liberty, and nature law...
Page 192 - Damn with faint praise, assent with civil leer, And without sneering, teach the rest to sneer; Willing to wound and yet afraid to strike, Just hint a fault and hesitate dislike; Alike...
Page 299 - Or helps th' ambitious Hill the heav'ns to scale, Or scoops in circling theatres the Vale; Calls in the Country, catches op'ning glades, Joins willing Woods, and varies shades from shades; Now breaks, or now directs, th' intending Lines; Paints as you plant, and, as you work, designs.
Page 355 - Me, let the tender office long engage To rock the cradle of reposing age, With lenient arts extend a mother's breath, Make languor smile, and smooth the bed of death; Explore the thought, explain the asking eye, And keep a while one parent from the sky ! On cares like these, if length of days attend, May Heaven, to bless those days, preserve my friend!
Page 264 - What conscience dictates to be done. Or warns me not to do, This teach me more than Hell to shun, That more than Heaven pursue.