The Censor

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Page 143 - He causeth the grass to grow for the cattle, and herb for the service of man: that he may bring forth food out of the earth...
Page 145 - That our garners may be full and plenteous with all manner of store : that our sheep may bring forth thousands and ten thousands in our streets. 14 That our oxen may be strong to labour, that there be no decay : no leading into captivity, and no complaining in our streets.
Page 145 - Let it be our constant aim and end, " that our sons may grow up as the young plants, and our daughters as the polished corners of the temple...
Page 40 - Shakespear, a Play most faulty and irregular in many Points, but Excellent in one particular. For the Crimes and Misfortunes of the Moor are owing to an impetuous Desire of having his Doubts clear'd, and a Jealousie and Rage, native to him, which he cannot controul and which push him on to Revenge. He is otherwise in his Character brave and open; generous and full of Love for Desdemona; but stung with the subtle Suggestions of...
Page 19 - ... a Hill in Tipperary, for his Parnassus, and a Puddle in some Bog, for his Hippocrene. But because it may be said, that this is only Talking, I will prove all this from the very Lines, which Censor...
Page 129 - ... in the right place neither. He never is among those whom he appears to be with. He calls his footman very seriously, Sir, and his friend, Robin. He says your Reverence to a prince of the blood, and your Highness to a Jesuit. When he is at mass, if the priest sneezes, he cries out,
Page 67 - The old Spark, fo unfortunate in his Amours, was cur'd at length by reflect.ing on his Age, and the Character of the Perfon to whom he made his Addrefles.
Page 60 - XII, 300:308. of eighteenth-century 'virtues', admired and bespoken everywhere. 'I must confess', wrote Lewis Theobald in the Censor (No. 39, Saturday, 19 January 1717), 'I have a particular Veneration for Candour in all Compositions, it is a Quality which recommends our other virtues to the World, and extenuates our Failings. I have often been pleas'd with this Mitigation when I have heard a Man tax'd of some Faults, that yet — He's a very...
Page 152 - Virtue, and we call it Humility. Man naturally thinks proudly and haughtily of himfelf, and thinks thus of no body but himfelf: Modefty only tends to qualify this...
Page 41 - Suggestions of lago, and impatient of a Wrong done to his Love and Honour, Passion at once o'erbears his Reason, and gives him up to Thoughts of bloody Reparation: Yet after he has determin'd to murther his Wife, his Sentiments of her stipposed Injury, and his Misfortunes are so pathetic, that we cannot but forget his barbarous Resolution, and pity the Agonies which he so strongly seems to feel.

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