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Pàgina 447 - For as in the days that were before the Flood, they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the Ark, &c.
Pàgina 350 - and obfcurity in books. To this open difplay of unadulterated nature it mull be afcribed that Homer has fewer paflages of doubtful meaning than any other poet either in the learned or in modern languages. I have read of a man, who being, by his ignorance of Greek, compelled to gratify
Pàgina 101 - production of Addifon's genius. Of a work fo much read, it is difficult to fay any thing new. About things on which the Public thinks long, it commonly attains to think right ; and of Cato it has been not
Pàgina 354 - the flights of Dryden therefore are higher, Pope continues longer on the wing." If of Dryden's fire the blaze is brighter, of Pope's the heat is more regular and
Pàgina 355 - mind full, though he learns nothing; and when he meets it in its new array, no longer knows the talk of his mother and his nurfe. When thefe wonder-working founds fink into fenfe, and the doctrine of the
Pàgina 287 - are of no fervice to you ; for the poverty of your own language prevents their affimilating ; fo that they lie on the furface like lumps of marl on a barren moor, encumbering what it is not in their power to fertilize !— • Sir Fretful,
Pàgina 104 - might have loft fomewhat of its genuine Anglicifm. What he attempted, he performed ; he is never feeble, and he did not wifh to be energetic ; he is never rapid, and he never
Pàgina 353 - .part with indefatigable diligence, till he had left nothing to be forgiven. ' Integrity of underftanding, and nicety of difcernment, were not allotted in a lefs proportion to Dryden than to Pope. The rectitude of