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The Grave, dread thing !
Oft in the lone church-yard at night I've seen,
Friendship! mysterious cement of the soul!
Lines 88, 89.
Of joys departed, Not to return, how painful the remembrance !
Lines J09, 110.
If death were nothing, and nought after death ;
Self-murder ! name it not; our island's shame ;
Lines 403, 404
The good he scorn’d,
*“ Like angel-visits, few and far between.” Quotations from Campbell.
No scandal about Queen Elizabeth 1 hope.
The Critic. Act 11.
Where they do agree on the stage,
Ibid. Act 11.
You are not like Cerberus, three gentlemen at once, are you?
The Rivals. Act iv.
The quarrel is a very pretty quarrel as it stands.
Ibid. Act iv.
My valour is certainly going ! it is sneaking off! I feel it oozing out, as it were, at the palms of my hands.
Ibid. Act V.
I own the soft impeachment.
When you shall see them on a beautiful quarto page, where a neat rivulet of text shall meander through a meadow of margin.
School for Scandal. Act i.
I'm called away by particular business, but I leave my character behind me.
Ibid. Act II.
Here's to the maiden of bashful fifteen;
Here's to the widow of fifty;
Let the to: pass;
Drink to the lass ;
Ibid. Act III.
No longer shall the boddice aptly laced,
Henry and Emma. Lines 427-430.
Variety alone gives joy,
The Turtle and Sparrow. Lines 232, 233.
Be to her virtues
kind, Be to her faults a little blind.
An English Padlock. Concluding Lines.
* This line is, in most cases where it is used, given wrongly thus
“Small by degrees and beautifully less." Pope has a somewhat similar line in Moral Essays, Epistle ii., line 43—
"Fine by defect, and delicately weak.”