The Rolliad, in Two Parts: Probationary Odes for the Laureatship : and Political Eclogues and Miscellanies : with Criticisms and Illustrations

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Ridgway, 1812 - Great Britain - 535 pages

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Page 116 - The rugged Thurlow, who, with sullen scowl. In surly mood, at friend and foe will growl; Of proud prerogative the stern support, Defends the entrance of great George's Court 'Gainst factious Whigs, lest they who stole the Seal The sacred diadem itself should steal : So have I seen near village butcher's stall ' (If things so great may be compar'd with small) A mastiff guarding on a market-day With snarling vigilance his master's tray.
Page 451 - Fillet of a fenny snake, In the cauldron boil and bake : Eye of newt, and toe of frog, Wool of bat, and tongue of dog, Adder's fork, and blind-worm's sting, Lizard's leg, and owlet's wing, For a charm of powerful trouble, Like a hell-broth boil and bubble. All. Double, double toil and trouble, Fire burn, and cauldron bubble. 3 Witch. Scale of dragon, tooth of wolf : Witches...
Page 338 - This is the cat That killed the rat That ate the malt That lay in the house that Jack built.
Page 391 - If thou meet thine enemy's ox or his ass going astray, thou shalt surely bring it back to him again. If thou see the ass of him that hateth thee lying under his burden, and wouldest forbear to help him, thou shalt surely help with him.
Page 301 - High fhe hangs the hero's fpear ; And there, with all the palms of peace combin'd, Her unpolluted hands the milder trophy rear. To Kings like thefe, her genuine theme, The Mufe a blamelefs homage pays ; To GEORGE, of kings like thefe fupreme.
Page 145 - ... despectus tibi sum, nee qui sim quaeris, Alexi, quam dives pecoris, nivei quam lactis abundans. 20 mille meae Siculis errant in montibus agnae, lac mihi non aestate novum, non frigore defit. canto quae solitus, si quando armenta vocabat, Amphion Dircaeus in Actaeo Aracyntho. nee sum adeo informis: nuper me in litore vidi, 25 cum placidum ventis staret mare...
Page 53 - To speak; whereat their doubled ranks they bend From wing to wing, and half enclose him round With all his peers: Attention held them mute. Thrice he assay'd, and thrice, in spite of scorn, Tears, such as Angels weep, burst forth: at last Words, interwove with sighs, found out their way.
Page 14 - Hesperian fruit, of use Thy lungs to cherish with balsamic juice. With this thy parch'd roof moisten ; nor consume Thy hours and guineas in the eating-room, Till, full of claret, down with wild uproar You reel, and stretch'd along the gallery, snore.
Page 327 - A double portion of my patriot zeal, " Active to spread the fire it dar'd to feel " Through raptur'd Senates, and with awful power " From the full fountain of the tongue "To roll the rapid tide along, " Till a whole nation caught the flame. " So on thy Sire shall Heav'n bestow " A blessing TULLY fail'd to know, " And redolent in thee diffuse thy Father's fame.
Page 326 - The Poem of CARACTACUS was read in MS. by the late Earl of CHATHAM, who honoured it with an approbation which the Author is here proud to record.

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