Scribbleomania; Or, The Printer's Devil's Polichronicon: A Sublime Poem

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Sherwood, Neely, and Jones, 1815 - 341 páginas
 

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Página 203 - The Devil knew not what he did when he made man politic; he cross'd himself by't: and I cannot think but, in the end, the villanies of man will set him clear. Then there are witlings who will plod To make for ministers a rod ; Poets that wou'd be politicians, And prove the parliament's physicians
Página 114 - A merrier man, Within the limit of becoming mirth, 1 never spent an hour's talk withal. His eye begets occasion for his wit; For every object that the one doth catch, The other turns to a mirth-moving jest; Which his fair tongue—(conceit's expositor) Delivers in such apt and gracious words, That aged ears play truant at his tales, And younger hearings are quite
Página 114 - expositor) Delivers in such apt and gracious words, That aged ears play truant at his tales, And younger hearings are quite ravish'd, So sweet and voluble is his discourse. Independent of his numerous scenic labours, Mr. G.
Página 295 - iniqua, Tradiderit, regno aut optata luce fruatur, Sed cadat ante diem, mediaque inhumatus arena !" This made the sport terminate in vexation, as much as it had originated in merriment ; the King read the fate which followed him in too many particulars, as time made manifest. He was vexed
Página 247 - enjoyments, her person is angelic, and her conversation heavenly. She is all softness and sweetness, peace, love, wit, and delight; she is every way suitable to the sublimcst wish, and the man that has such a one to his portion has nothing to do but rejoice
Página 248 - haughty, insolent, and loud; if she be passionate, want of manners makes her a termagant and a scold, which is much as one with a lunatic; if she be proud, want of discretion (which is still ill breeding) makes her conceited, fantastic, and ridiculous; and from these she degenerates to be turbulent, clamorous, noisy, nasty, and the devil.
Página 265 - At the end of the Bible which was the property of the late Sir W. Jones, so justly celebrated for his researches into the literature, mythology, and antiquities of Hindostan, appears the following note in his own hand-writing: " I have regularly, and attentively read these Holy Scriptures, and am of opinion, that this volume, independently of
Página 245 - Take fast hold of Instruction; let her not go; keep her, for she is thy life. Proverbs.
Página 294 - I' th' garb and habit of a Dog, That was his tutor, and the Cur Read to th'occult Philosopher, And taught him subtly to maintain All other Sciences are
Página 40 - I only live my sins to mourn; To love my God, I only live. To thee, benign and sacred Power, I consecrate my lengthen'd days; While, mark'd with blessings, every hour Shall speak my co-extended praise.

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