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" This day, black Omens threat the brightest Fair, That e'er deserv'da watchful spirit's care; Some dire disaster, or by force, or slight; But what, or where, the fates have wrapt in night. Whether the nymph shall break Diana's law, Or some frail China... "
Common Courtesy in Eighteenth-century English Literature - Page 45
by William Bowman Piper - 1997 - 200 pages
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The Works of Mr. Alexander Pope

Alexander Pope - Criticism - 1717 - 408 pages
...a flaw, Or (lain her honour, or her new Brocade, Forget her pray'rs, or mifs a mafquerade, Or lofe her heart, or necklace, at a Ball ; . Or whether heav'n has doom'd that Shock muft fall. Hafte then ye fpirits ! to your charge repair ; The flutt'ring fan be Zephyretta's care...
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The Works of Alexander Pope, Esq. ...: Juvenile poems

Alexander Pope - 1751
...flaw ; Or ftain her honour, or her new brocade ; Forget her pray'rs, or mifs a mafquerade ; Or lofe her heart, or necklace at a ball ; Or whether Heav'n has doom'd that Shock muft fall. no Hafte then, ye fpirits ! to your charge repair : Theflutt'ringfan be Zephyretta's care;...
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Juvenile poems

Alexander Pope - 1757
...flaw; Or ftain her honour, or her new brocade ; Forget her pray'rs, or mifs a mafquerade ! Or lofe her heart, or necklace, at a ball ; Or whether Heav'n has doom'd that Shock muft fall. NOTES. He intended it for ameer piece of raillery ; fuch as he more openly purfues on another...
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Elements of Criticism, Volume 2

Lord Henry Home Kames - Criticism - 1762
...flaw ; Or ftain her honour, or her new brocade ; Forget her pray'rs, or mifs a mafquerade ; Or lofe her heart, or necklace, at a ball ; Or whether Heav'n has doom'd that Shock muft fall. Rape of the Lock, can toil. 101. One fpeaks the q]ory of the Britifh Queen, And one defcribes...
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The Beauties of English Poesy, Volume 1

Oliver Goldsmith - English poetry - 1767
...flaw ; Or ftain her honour, or her new brocade ; Forget her pray'rs, or mifs a mafquerade ; Or lofe her heart or necklace at a ball ; Or whether heav'n has doom'd that Shock muft fall. Hafte then, ye fpirits ! to your charge repair : The flutt'ring fan be Zephyretta's care...
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The Life of Alexander Pope, Esq: Compiled from Original Manuscripts; with a ...

Owen Ruffhead - 1769 - 578 pages
...; " Or ftain her honour, or her new brocade; " Forget her pray'rs, or mifs a mafquerade ; " Or lofe her heart, or necklace, at a ball ; " Or whether Heav'n has doom'd that Shock " muft Fall;" But our poet no where difplays more poetical fancy, than where he aflighs to thefe fpirita...
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The Life of Alexander Pope, Esq: Comp. from Original Manuscripts; with a ...

Owen Ruffhead - Poets, English - 1769 - 578 pages
...Or ftain her honour, or her new brocade ; " Forget her pray 'rs, or mifs a mafquerade ; *' Or lofe her 'heart, or necklace, at a ball ; " Or whether Heav'n has doom'd that Shock "muftfalli1" . But our poet no where difplays niore poetical fancy, than where he affigns to thefe...
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The works of Alexander Pope. With his last corrections, additions ..., Volume 1

Alexander Pope - 1770
...flaw : Orftain her honour, or her new brocade; Forget her pray'rs, or mil's a mafquerade ; Or lofe her heart, or necklace at a ball ; ?Or whether Heav'n has doom'd that Shock mufl fall. Hafte then, yefpirits ! to yoor charge repair : ;n The flutt'ring fan be Zephyretta's care...
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A Course of Lectures on Oratory and Criticism

Joseph Priestley - Criticism - 1777 - 313 pages
...a flaw; Or ftain her honour, or her new brocade ; Forget her prayers, or mifs a mafquerade; Or lofe her heart, or necklace at a ball ; . . Or whether heav'n has doom'd that Shock muft fall ? RAPE OF THE LOCK, Canto II. The oppofition of ideas is equally. ftrong and pointed in both...
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Bell's Edition, Volumes 75-76

John Bell - English poetry - 1796
...Or some frail china-jar receive a flaw; Orstainlier honour, or her new brocade; Forget herpray'rs, or miss a masquerade; Or lose her heart, or necklace, at a ball; Orwhether Heav'n has doorn'tl that Shock must fall, Haste then, ye Spiiits ! to your charge repair:...
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