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Page xxix - I am just again going to the Lords to finish Pope. I desire you to send me the sheets to perfect the first fifty books, and likewise the remaining three hundred books; and pray be at the Standard Tavern this evening, and I will pay you twenty pounds more. My defence is right ; I only told the lords I did not know from whence the books came, and that my wife received them. This was strict truth, and prevented all further inquiry.
Page 40 - Majesty this clear account, that there is a deadness and want of spirit in the nation, universally so, as not at all to be disposed to the thought of entering into a new war, and that they seem to be tired out with taxes to a degree beyond what was discerned, till it appeared upon the...
Page 145 - Live well, and fear no sudden fate : When God calls Virtue to the grave, Alike 'tis justice, soon or late, Mercy alike to kill or save. Virtue unmov'd can hear the call, And face the flash that melts the ball.
Page 15 - Mr. Addison desired me to tell you that he wholly disapproves the manner of treating Mr. Dennis in a little pamphlet by way of Dr. Norris's account. When he thinks fit to take notice of Mr. Dennis's objections to his writings, he will do it in a way Mr. Dennis shall have no just reason to complain of. But when the papers above mentioned were offered to be communicated to him,' he said he could not, either in honour or conscience, be privy to such a treatment, and was sorry to hear of it.
Page 34 - Grace does not portend you any good. " And now, Sir, believe me, when I assure you, I never did, nor ever will, on any pretence whatsoever, take more than the stated and customary fees of my office. I might keep the contrary practice concealed from the world, were I capable of it, but I could not from myself; and I hope I shall always fear the reproaches of my own heart more than those of all mankind.
Page xi - Oh ! while along the stream of Time thy name Expanded flies, and gathers all its fame, Say, shall my little bark attendant sail, Pursue the triumph, and partake the gale...
Page 75 - WHEN Poets print their works, the scribbling crew Stick the Bard o'er with Bays, like Christmas pew ; Can meagre Poetry such fame deserve ? Can Poetry ; that only writes to starve ? And shall no laurel deck that famous head, In which the Senate's annual law is bred ? That hoary head, which greater glory fires, By nobler ways and means true fame acquires. O had I Virgil's force to sing the man, Whose learned lines can millions raise per ann.
Page 127 - By the warm transports and entrancing languors, By the soft fannings of the wafting sheets, By the dear tremblings of the bed of bliss ; By all these tender adjurations tell me, • Am I not fit to write a tragedy ? And would not...
Page 27 - Bishop Atterbury asserts, on the other hand, that the lively and piercing eye did not belong to Sir Isaac during the last twenty years of his life. " Indeed," says he, " in the whole air of his face and make there was nothing of that penetrating sagacity which appears in his compositions. He had something rather languid in his look and manner, which did not raise any great expectation in those who did not know him.