The Works of Alexander Pope, Esq. ...: With His Last Corrections, Additions, and Improvements; as They Were Delivered to the Editor a Little Before His Death: Together with the Commmentaries and Notes of R. Warbuton

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J. and P. Knapton, 1751
 

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Page 396 - The audience was generally composed of the meaner sort of people; and therefore the images of life were to be drawn from those of their own rank. Accordingly we find that not our author's only but almost all the old comedies have their scene among tradesmen and mechanics; and even their historical plays strictly follow the common old stories or vulgar traditions of that kind of people.
Page 296 - Jerusalem with iniquity: the heads thereof judge for reward, and the priests thereof teach for hire, and the prophets thereof divine for money: yet will they lean upon the Lord, and say, "Is not the Lord among us? none evil can come upon us.
Page 332 - However it be, I do not know, I say, why this prejudice, well improved and carried as far as it would go, might not be made to conduce to the preservation of many innocent creatures, which are now exposed to all the wantonness of an ignorant barbarity.
Page 92 - Who knew no Wish but what the world might hear : Of softest manners, unaffected mind, Lover of peace, and friend of human kind : Go live ! for Heav'n's Eternal year is thine, Go, and exalt thy Moral to Divine.
Page 362 - Every one has something so singularly his own, that no painter could have distinguished them more by their features, than the poet has by their manners.
Page 398 - Another cause (and no less strong than the former) may be deduced from our author's being a player, and forming himself first upon the judgments of that body of men whereof he was a member.
Page 206 - But all that lies between thefe, as Corn, Flower, Fruits...
Page 406 - ... till after his death. The whole number of genuine plays, which we have been able to find printed in his lifetime, amounts but to eleven.
Page 388 - ... with Virgil above all the ancients, and with Milton above all the moderns. Next...
Page 398 - ... upon the judgments of that body of men whereof he was a member. They have ever had a standard to themselves, upon other principles than those of Aristotle.

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