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" Nothing reserved or sullen was to see; But sweet regards, and pleasing sanctity: Mild was his accent, and his action free. With eloquence innate his tongue was arm'd; Though harsh the precept, yet the preacher charm'd. For letting down the golden chain... "
The Works of John Dryden: In Verse and Prose, with a Life - Page 247
by John Dryden - 1837
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Fables antient and modern: translated into verse from Homer, Ovid, Boccace ...

John Dryden, Ovid, Geoffrey Chaucer, Giovanni Boccaccio - 1713 - 550 pages
...Sanctity: Mild was his Accent, and his Adion free. "With Eloquence innate his Tongue was arm'd; Tho'harfh the Precept, yet the Preacher charm'd. For, letting...from high, He drew his Audience upward to the Sky: And oft, with holy Hymns, he charm'd their Ears : (A Mufick more melodious than the Spheres.) For "David...
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The Miscellaneous Works: Containing All His Original Poems, Tales ..., Volume 3

John Dryden - English poetry - 1760
...his action free. With eloquence innate his tongue was arra'd ; Tho harm the precept, yet the people charm'd, For letting down the golden chain from high, He drew his audience upward to the fky : And oft with holy hymns, he charm'd their ears : (A mu(ic more melodious than the fpheres.) For...
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The Miscellaneous Works of John Dryden, Esq: Containing All His Original ...

John Dryden - English poetry - 1767
...his a&ion free. j With eloquence innate his tongue was arm'd ; Tho' harm the precept, yet the people charm'd. For letting down the golden chain from high, He drew his audience upward to the fky : And oft with holy hymns, he charm'd their earss (A mufic more melodious than the fpheres.) For...
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The Works of the English Poets: With Prefaces, Biographical and ..., Volume 15

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1779
...prmnis'd him fincere. Nothing referv'd or fallen was to fee : But fweet regards, and pleafing fanility : Mild was his accent, and his action free. With eloquence innate his tongue was arm'd ; Though harlh the precept, yet the people charm'd. For, letting down the golden chain from high, He drew his...
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The Works of the English Poets: With Prefaces, Biographical and ..., Volume 15

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1779
...his ailion free. With eloquence innate his tongue was arm'd; Though harm the precept, yet the people charm'd. For, letting down the golden chain from high, He drew his audience upward to the flcy: And oft with holy hymns he charm'd their ear* (A mufic more melodious than the fpheres): I For...
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Fables ancient and modern, tr. into verse: with original poems

John Dryden - 1781
...: Mild wa< his aceent, and his sftiyn free. With eloquence innate his tongue was arm'd ; Tho' har(h the precept, yet the preacher charm'd. For, letting...chain from high, He drew his audience upward to the (ky : And oft, with holy hymns, he charm'd their ears: (A mufic more melodious than the fpheres.) For...
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The works of the English poets. With prefaces, biographical and critical, by ...

English poets - 1790
...pleafing fanctity: \ With eloquence innate his tongue was arm'd; Though harfh. the precept, yet the people charm'd. For, letting down the golden chain from high, He drew his audience upward to the fky: And oft with holy hymns he charm'd their ears For David left him, when he went to reft, His lyre;...
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A Complete Edition of the Poets of Great Britain..: Dryden. Rochester ...

1793
...aion free. j AViti, eloquence innaie his tongue was arm'd ; Though hatih the precept, yet the people charm'd, For, letting down the golden chain from high, He drew his audience upward to the Iky : And oft with hcly hymns he charm'd their cart (A mufic more melodious than the fjihcre : For...
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The Canterbury Tales of Chaucer: Completed in a Modern Version ...

Geoffrey Chaucer, William Lipscomb, Thomas Tyrwhitt - 1795
...Mild was his accent, atid his action free. With eloquence innate his tongue was arm'd ; Tho' harfh the precept, yet the preacher charm'd For letting...chain from high, He drew his audience upward to the fky : And oft with holy hymns he charm'd their ears : (A mufic more melodious than the fpheres) 1 For...
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The Works of the British Poets: With Prefaces, Biographical and ..., Volume 6

English poetry - 1795
...promis'd him flncere. Nothing referv'd or fullen was to fee : But fwtet regards, and pleafing fanctity : Mild was his accent, and his action free. "With eloquence innate his tongue was arm'd ; Though harfh the precept, yet the people charmM. For, letting down the golden chain from high, He drew his...
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