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" Not one immoral, one corrupted thought, One line, which dying he could wish to blot. "
Notes and Queries - Page 220
1856
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Third period - From Dryden to Cowper

George Gilfillan - English poetry - 1860
...of him, ' His chaste muse employed her heaven-taught lyre None but the noblest passions to inspire : Not one immoral, one corrupted thought, One line which dying he could wish to blot.' Lyttelton himself died August 22, 1773, aged sixty-four. His History is now little read. It took him,...
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An index to familiar quotations selected principally from British authors ...

John Cooper Grocott - 1863
...or forgot, The last and greatest art, the art to blot. POPE. — To Augustus, Epistle I. Line 280. Not one immoral, one corrupted thought, One line, which dying he could wish to blot. LTTTLE-N. — Prologue to Thomson's Coriolanng, Line 23. No song Of mine, from youth to age, has left...
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Familiar Quotations: Being an Attempt to Trace to Their Source Passages and ...

John Bartlett - Quotations - 1865 - 480 pages
...1709-1773. For his chaste Muse employed her heaven-taught lyre None but the noblest passions to inspire, Not one immoral, one corrupted thought, One line, which dying he could wish to blot. Prologue to Thon^on's Coriolanus. None without hope e'er loved the brightest fair, But love can hope...
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"Their Majesties' Servants.": Annals of the English Stage, from ..., Volume 1

Actors - 1865
...of a poet, whose " Muse employ'd her heaven-taught lyre, None but the noblest passions to inspire ; Not one immoral, one corrupted thought, One line, which, dying, he could wish to blot." The last night Quin played as an engaged actor, was at Covent Garden, on the 15th of May, 1751 ; the...
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The Dublin University Magazine: A Literary and Political Journal

1865
...life of Thomson, the accomplished author of the Seasons, who, as Lyttleton pithily observed, left " Not one immoral, one corrupted thought, One line which, dying, he could wish to blot." The erudition displayed in his exquisite poems would justify his being ranked amongst the most industrious...
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"Their Majesties' Servants.": Annals of the English Stage, from ..., Volume 1

Actors - 1865
...of a poet, whose " Muse employ'd her heaven-taught lyre, None but the noblest passions to inspire ; Not one immoral, one corrupted thought, One line, which, dying, he could wish to blot." The last night Quin played as an engaged actor, was at Covent Garden, on the 15th of May, 1751 ; the...
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Charlie Villars at Cambridge, Volume 2

George Loftus Tottenham - 1868
...that — ' His chaste muse employed her heaven-taught lyre None but the noblest passions to inspire, Not one immoral, one corrupted thought, One line which dying he could wish to blot.' ' He's very young,' said Drummond, handing Townsend a box of cigarets ; ' he may improve. It's to be...
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Treasury of choice quotations

1869
...1709-1773. FOR his chaste Muse employed her heaven-taught lyre None but the noblest passions to inspire, Not one immoral, one corrupted thought, One line, which dying he could wish to blot. Prologue to Thomsoris Coriolanns. None without hope e'er loved the brightest fair, But love can hope...
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The New Monthly Magazine, Volume 146

1870
...poet long departed, the reader will find in this full volume of thoughtful verse — Not one 'mmoral, one corrupted thought, One line which, dying, he could wish to blot. This is no small praise in the present day of the abased muses, and will, we should hope, carry a book,...
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English Literature: Considered as an Interpreter of English History

Henry Coppée - English literature - 1873 - 476 pages
...he says: " His chaste Muse employed her heaven-taught lyre None but the noblest passions to inspire, Not one immoral, one corrupted thought, One line which, dying, he could wish to blot." The praise accorded him in this much-quoted line is justly his due : it is greater praise that he was...
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