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The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets, 2: With Critical ..., Volum 1
Visualització completa - 1839
The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets, 1: With Critical ..., Volum 1
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Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets, with Critical Observations ..., Volum 1
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Pàgina 195 - Looking tranquillity ! It strikes an awe And terror on my aching sight; the tombs And monumental caves of death look cold, And shoot a dullness to my trembling heart.
Pàgina 132 - Plato, thou reason'st well ! — Else whence this pleasing hope, this fond desire, This longing after immortality ? Or whence this secret dread, and inward horror, Of falling into nought ? why shrinks the soul Back on herself, and startles at destruction...
Pàgina 320 - But this is only an instance of that partiality which almost every man indulges with regard to himself: the liberty of the press is a blessing when we are inclined to write against others, and a calamity when we find ourselves overborne by the multitude of our assailants...
Pàgina 309 - She discovered him before he could enter her chamber, alarmed the family with the most distressful outcries, and, when she had by her screams gathered them about her, ordered them to drive out of the house that villain, who had forced himself in upon her, and endeavoured to murder her. Savage, who had attempted with the most submissive tenderness to soften her rage, hearing her utter so detestable an accusation, thought it prudent to retire ; and, I believe, never attempted afterward to speak to...
Pàgina 126 - Thou shalt have Juba's dress and Juba's guards: The doors will open, when Numidia's prince Seems to appear before the slaves that watch them.
Pàgina 125 - Sempronius lead us in our flight, We'll force the gate, where Marcus keeps his guard, And hew down all that would oppose our passage ; A day will bring us into Caesar's camp. ' Semp. Confusion ! I have fail'd of half my purpose ; Marcia, the charming Marcia's left behind.
Pàgina 194 - Of his plays I cannot speak distinctly ; for, since I inspected them many years have passed ; but what remains upon my memory is, that his characters are commonly fictitious and artificial, with very little of nature, and not much of life.
Pàgina 247 - There is something in the poetical Arcadia so remote from known reality and speculative possibility, that we can never support its representation through a long work. A Pastoral of an hundred lines may be endured ; but who will hear of sheep and goats, and myrtle bowers, and purling rivulets, through five acts?
Pàgina 307 - Gentlemen of the jury, you are to consider that Mr. Savage is a very great man, a much greater man than you or I, gentlemen of the jury ; that he wears very fine clothes, much finer clothes than you or I, gentlemen of the jury...