A Collection of Scarce, Curious and Valuable Pieces: Both in Verse and Prose

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W. Ruddiman, 1773 - 412 oldal

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81. oldal - What's not destroyed by time's devouring hand? Where's Troy, and where's the maypole in the Strand?
221. oldal - Now near approach, and now far diftant fly, Now meet in the fame order they begun, And then the great celeftial dance is done. Where can the Mor'lift find a jufter plan Of the vain labours, and the life of man ? • A while thro...
400. oldal - POE T's PRAYER. TF e'er in thy fight I found favour* Apollo, •*• Defend me from all the difafters which follow : From the knaves and the fools, and the fops of the time, From the drudges in profe, and the triflers in rhyme: From the patch-work and toils of the royal fack-bibbcr, Thofe dead birth-day odes, and the farces of GIBBER : From fervile attendance on men in high places, Their worfliips, and honours, and lordfhips, and graces: VOL.
218. oldal - While others love the more fubftantial fair. •But let not outward charms your judgments fway, Your reafon rather than your eyes obey, And in the dance, as in the marriage noofe, Rather for merit, than for beauty, choofe : Be her your choice, who knows with perfect...
146. oldal - Sol. Harding, a famous cook, may have left behind him at Oxford. He fays, he finds among his executors feveral admirable...
168. oldal - Africk ; that experience fliews us they may be kept in cages, fed with Beef or Wether Mutton, Figs, Grapes, and minced Filberds, being dainties not unworthy the care of fuch as would...
208. oldal - Say from what caufe it firft deriv'd its birth, How form'd in heav'n, how thence deduc'd to earth. Once in Arcadia, that fam'd feat of love, There liv'da nymph, the pride of all the grove, A lovely nymph, adorn'd with...
399. oldal - Turn players all, and take your 'fquires degrees. Boaft not your incomes now, as heretofore, Ye book-learn'd feats ! the theatres have more : Ye ftiff-rump'd heads of colleges be dumb ; A fingle eunuch gets a larger fum.
398. oldal - And chufe a female doftor for the gout. Thus would I live, with no dull pedants curs'd, Sure, of all blockheads, fcholars are the worft. Back to your univerfities, ye fools, And dangle arguments on firings in fchools : Thofe fchools which Univerfities they call, 'Twere well for England were there none at all. With eafe that lofs the nation might fuftain, Supply'd by Goodman's fields and Drury-lane.
402. oldal - To write fecond parts, let who will write the firft: From all pious patriots, who would to their beft, Put on a new tax, and take off an old...

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