The Works of Alexander Pope, Esq. ...: Juvenile poems

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J. and P. Knapton, 1751

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Page lvi - There motley Images her fancy strike, Figures ill pair'd, and Similies unlike. She sees a Mob of Metaphors advance, Pleas'd with the madness of the mazy dance: How Tragedy and Comedy embrace; How Farce and Epic get a jumbled race; How Time himself stands still at her command, Realms shift their place, and Ocean turns to land.
Page 180 - Furthermore, it drove out of England (for that season) the Italian Opera, which had carried all before it for ten years.
Page 202 - When Reason doubtful, like the Samian letter, Points him two ways, the narrower is the better. Plac'd at the door of Learning, youth to guide, We never suffer it to stand too wide.
Page 64 - Blasphem'd his gods, the dice, and damn'd his fate ; Then gnaw'd his pen, then dash'd it on the ground, Sinking from thought to thought, a vast profound ! Plung'd for his sense, but found no bottom there, Yet wrote and flounder'd on in mere despair.
Page 266 - ... all the great characters of the age; and this with impunity, their own persons and names being utterly secret and obscure.
Page 254 - Lost was the Nation's Sense, nor could be found, While the long solemn Unison went round: Wide, and more wide, it spread o'er all the realm; Ev'n Palinurus nodded at the Helm: The Vapour mild o'er each Committee crept; Unfinish'd Treaties in each Office slept; And Chiefless Armies doz'd out the Campaign; And, Navies yawn'd for Orders on the Main.
Page 266 - ... would not find their account in employing them, or the men themfelves, when difcovered, want courage to proceed in fo unlawful an occupation. This it was that gave birth to The Dunciad, and he thought it an happinefs, that by the late flood of flander on himfelf, he had acquired fuch a peculiar right over their names, as was neceflary to this defign.