The Works of the English Poets: Dryden's Virgil

H. Hughs, 1779

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Sida 293 - Intrust thy fortune to the Powers above. Leave them to manage for thee, and to grant What their unerring wisdom sees thee want: In goodness as in greatness they excel; Ah that we lov'd ourselves but half so well!
Sida 275 - Look round the habitable world, how few Know their own good, or knowing it pursue.
Sida 222 - What age so large a crop of vices bore, Or when was avarice extended more ? When were the dice with more profusion thrown ? DKYDEN.
Sida 215 - For (to speak sincerely) the manners of nations and ages are not to be confounded; we should either make them English or leave them Roman.
Sida 126 - I had intended to have put in practice, (though far unable for the attempt of such a poem,) and to have left the stage, to which my genius never much inclined me, for a work which would have taken up my life in the performance of it. This too I had intended chiefly for the honour of my native country, to which a poet is particularly obliged.
Sida 230 - Follow'd the prizes through each paltry town, By trumpet-cheeks and bloated faces known. But now, grown rich, on drunken holidays, 6s At their own costs exhibit public plays ; Where influenc'd by the rabble's bloody will, With thumbs bent back, they popularly kill.
Sida 184 - His thoughts are sharper, his indignation against vice is more vehement ; his spirit has more of the commonwealth genius ; he treats tyranny, and all the vices attending it, as they deserve, with the utmost...
Sida 26 - Freed from his keepers, thus, with broken reins, The wanton courser prances o'er the plains, Or in the pride of youth o'erleaps the mounds, And snuffs the females in forbidden grounds.
Sida 111 - For great contemporaries whet and cultivate each other ; and mutual borrowing, and commerce, makes the common riches of learning, as it does of the civil government.
Sida 279 - Formed in the forge, the pliant brass is laid } On anvils ; and of head and limbs are made, > Pans, cans, and...

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