Observations on Poetry, Especially the Epic:: Occasioned by the Late Poem Upon Leonidas..
H. Woodfall. Sold by J. Brotherton, in Cornhill; J. Nourse, without Temple-Bar; and R. Dodsley, in Pall-mall., 1738 - 167 sidor
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Observations on Poetry: Especially the Epic : Occasioned by the Late Poem ...
Fragmentarisk förhandsgranskning - 1995
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Sida 81 - With solemn touches troubled thoughts, and chase Anguish and doubt and fear and sorrow and pain From mortal or immortal minds. Thus they, Breathing united force with fixed thought, Moved on in silence to soft pipes that charmed Their painful steps o'er the burnt soil.
Sida 80 - Obscure some glimpse of joy, to have found their chief Not in despair, to have found themselves not lost In loss itself: which on his countenance cast Like doubtful hue : but he, his wonted pride Soon recollecting, with high words, that bore Semblance of worth, not substance, gently raised Their fainting courage, and dispell'd their fears.
Sida 80 - A shout, that tore hell's concave, and beyond Frighted the reign of Chaos and old Night. All in a moment...
Sida 82 - Subjection, but requir'd with gentle sway, And by her yielded, by him best receiv'd, Yielded with coy submission, modest pride, And sweet reluctant amorous delay.
Sida 66 - Sparta ! and demand my life ; My heart, exulting, answers to thy call, And smiles on glorious fate. To live with fame The gods...
Sida 81 - Nor wanting power to mitigate and swage, With solemn touches troubled thoughts, and chase Anguish, and doubt, and fear, and sorrow, and pain, From mortal or immortal minds. Thus they, Breathing united force, with fixed thought...
Sida 82 - Forth ifluing on a fummer's morn to breathe Among the pleafant villages and farms Adjoin'd, from each thing met conceives delight, The fmell of grain, or tedded grafs, or kine...
Sida 81 - Truth, wifdom, fanâitude fevere and pure ; Severe, but in true filial freedom plac'd ; Whence true authority in men : though both Not equal, as their fex not equal feem'd ; For contemplation he and valour form'd, For foftnefs me and fweet attractive grace , He for God only, fhe for God in him.