Poems by George Butt. In Two Volumes. Vol. I. [-II.].


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Pàgina 184 - which his admirers celebrate in him, " owing to this, that he has continued all his days an infant, but one* " that unhappily has been taught to read and write? That childish " nation, the French, have given him vogue and fashion, and we, as " usual, have learned from them to admire him at second hand.
Pàgina 198 - Chopping logic in the pulpit, " as our divines have done ever since the revolution, is " not the thing; but that imagination and warmth of " expression, are in their place there, as much as on the " stage; moderated however, and chastised a little by " the purity and severity of religion.
Pàgina 184 - capable of the same thing, without any study at all. Is not that " naivete and good-humour, which his admirers celebrate in him, " owing to this, that he has continued all his days an infant, but one*
Pàgina 184 - very deep. A professed sceptic can be guided by nothing but " his present passions (if he has any) and interests; and to be masters " of his philosophy, we need not his books or advice, for every child
Pàgina 184 - I have always thought David Hume a pernicious writer, " and believe he has done as much mischief here as he has in his own " country. A turbid and shallow stream often appears to our
Pàgina 145 - Nuper divitiae avaritiam, et abundantes voluptates desiderium, per luxum atque libidinem pereundi perdendique omnia, invexere.
Pàgina 64 - call him the great boy, but, take my word for it, he will one
Pàgina 64 - he was ever welcome. The children in the family, perhaps offended with the rudeness of his behaviour, would frequently
Pàgina 177 - are proper to benefit society, as well as to gain that ascendency in it, to which we pretend. It is the spring, indeed, of every commendable emulation, puts in act. all our better and nobler faculties, and gives nerves to that labour and industry, by which every worthy accomplishment is attained.
Pàgina 47 - thy mercy turn'd the storm aside, Deign'd to becalm the raging seas, Deign'd to diffuse the swelling breeze. And to the port of peace our vessel guide;— Our pilot

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