The Miscellaneous Works of John Dryden, Esq;: Containing All His Original Poems, Tales, and Translations. Now First Collected and Published Together in Four Volumes. With Explanatory Notes and Observations. Also an Account of His Life and Writings ...
J. and R. Tonson, in the Strand., 1760
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Pàgina 308 - Look round the habitable world, how few Know their own good, or knowing it pursue.
Pàgina 79 - ... poesie is of so subtle a spirit, that in pouring out of one language into another, it will all evaporate ; and if a new spirit be not added in the transfusion, there will remain nothing but a caput mortuum...
Pàgina 8 - As well he may compare the day with night. Night is indeed the province of his reign: Yet all his dark exploits no more contain, Than a spy taken, and a sleeper slain...
Pàgina 215 - The character of Zimri in my Absalom is, in my opinion, worth the whole poem: it is not bloody, but it is ridiculous enough; and he, for whom it was intended, was too witty to resent it as an injury.
Pàgina 67 - em twinkling up in air. Take not away the life you cannot give, For all things have an equal right to live. Kill noxious creatures, where 'tis sin to save ; This only just prerogative we have: But nourish life with vegetable food, And shun the sacrilegious taste of blood.
Pàgina 288 - Where the Rank Matrons, Dancing to the Pipe, Gig with their Bums, and are for Action ripe...
Pàgina 230 - 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.
Pàgina 78 - I take imitation of an author, in their sense, to be an endeavour of a later poet to write like one who has written before him, on the same subject : that is, not to translate his words, or to be confined to his sense, but only to set him as a pattern, and to write, as he supposes that author would have done, had he lived in our age, and in our country.
Pàgina 73 - ... equally judges, when we are concerned in the representation of them. Now I will appeal to any man who has read this poet, whether he finds not the natural emotion of the same passion in himself, which the poet describes in his feigned persons ? His thoughts, which are the pictures and results of those passions, are generally such as naturally arise from those disorderly motions of our spirits.