Poems by George Butt. In Two Volumes. Vol. I. [-II.].

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Page 53 - In which methodical course, it is so supposed they must proceed by the steady pace of learning onward, as at convenient times for memory's sake to retire back into the middle ward, and sometimes into the rear of what they have been taught, until they have confirmed and solidly united the whole body of their perfected knowledge, like the last embattling of a Roman legion.
Page 53 - These are the studies wherein our noble and our gentle youth ought to bestow their time in a disciplinary way from twelve to one and twenty; unless they rely more upon their ancestors dead than upon themselves living.
Page 189 - Kneller, by Heaven, and not a master, taught, Whose art was nature, and whose pictures thought; Now for two ages, having snatch'd from fate Whate'er was beauteous, or whate'er was great, lies crown'd with Princes honours, Poets...
Page 153 - Tis Winter, cold and rude, Heap, heap the warming wood ! The wild wind hums his sullen song to-night, Oh, hear that pattering shower! Haste, boy ! — this gloomy hour Demands relief; the cheerful tapers light. Though now my home...
Page 98 - Commons, that he became considerable, and was much trusted all the while the King was at Oxford. He stayed beyond sea following the King's fortune till the Restoration; and was now an absolute favourite, and the chief or the only Minister, but with too magisterial a way. He was always pressing the King to mind his affairs, but in vain. He was a good Chancellour, only a little too rough, but very impartial in the administration of justice.
Page 225 - Poems, published in 1793, are these lines : " We teach old maxims, neither less or more, Than Locke, or humble Hooker taught before. Those fograms, quizzes, treats, and bores, and gigs, Were held in some account with ancient prigs,
Page 178 - Thine is the fairest form of female worth, The gentlest grace of virtue, which the mind Of moralizing poet ever drew — Drew from his fancy, seldom found on earth, But now on earth he may the model find, Prepare his tints again, and paint from YOU.
Page 24 - ... Dr. George Butt, Vicar of Kidderminster, after a visit to Abberley Lodge (the seat of Robert Bromley, grandson of Walsh's sister Ann) composed a poetic "Epithalamium, " in which Addison is depicted as having enjoyed the hospitality of this country seat. To his work the poetic Butt added the note : " It is more than probable, that it was in this fitting seat of the Muses, where this amiable writer planned his Worcestershire papers, and saw the original Sir Roger de Coverley.
Page 98 - ... and did not always observe the decorum of his post. He was high, and was apt to reject those who addressed themselves to him with too much contempt. He had such a regard to the King, that when places were disposed of, even otherwise than as he advised, yet he would justify what the King did, and disparage the pretensions of others, not without much scorn; which created him many enemies. He was indefatigable in business, tho...

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