The poetical works of Richard Savage, with the life of the author, by doctor Johnson. Cooke's ed. Cooke's ed

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Страница 60 - ... nothing will supply the want of prudence; and that negligence and irregularity, long continued, will make knowledge useless, wit ridiculous, and genius contemptible.
Страница 22 - Should Dennis publish, you had stabb'd your Brother, Lampoon'd your Monarch, or debauch'd your Mother ; Say, what revenge on Dennis can be had ? Too dull for laughter, for reply too mad : On one so poor you cannot take the law; On one so old your sword you scorn to draw : Uncag'd then let the harmless monster rage, Secure in dulness, madness, want, and age.
Страница 10 - They soon sat down to the work. Sir Richard dictated, and Savage wrote, till the dinner that had been ordered was put upon the table. Savage was surprised at the meanness of the entertainment, and after some hesitation ventured to ask for wine, which Sir Richard, not without reluctance, ordered to be brought.
Страница 39 - WANDERER, the man of exalted sentiments, extensive views, and curious observations ; the man whose remarks on life might have assisted the statesman, whose ideas of virtue might have enlightened the moralist, whose eloquence might have influenced senates, and whose delicacy might have polished courts.
Страница 60 - This relation will not be wholly without its use if those who languish under any part of his sufferings shall be enabled to fortify their patience by reflecting that they feel only those afflictions from which the abilities of Savage did not exempt him ; or...
Страница 111 - He weeps, ftamps wild, and to and fro now flies; Now wrings his hands, and fends unmanly cries, 430 Arraigns his judge, affirms unjuft he bleeds, And uow recants, and now for mercy pleads ; Now blames affociates, raves with inward rtrife, Upbraids himfelf ; then thinks alone on life.
Страница 191 - As nefts of martins are compil'd of mud. Peace be with Curll — with him I wave all ftrife, Who pens each felon's, and each actor's life ; Biography that cooks the devil's martyrs, 55 And lards with lufcious rapes the cheats of Chartres.
Страница 191 - Some ring or letter now reveals th' intrigue : Queens, with their minions, work unfeemly things, And boys grow dukes, when catamites to kings. Does a prince die ? What pcifons they furinife ! No royal mortal fure by nature dies.
Страница 202 - The lurking seeds of every rank device? Let foreign youths to thy indentures run ! Each, each will prove, in thy adopted son, Proud, pert, and dull — though brilliant once from schools, Will scorn all learning's as all virtue's rules ; And, though by nature friendly, honest, brave, Turn a sly, selfish, simpering, sharping knave.
Страница 153 - Shall mines obedient, aid no artifts care, Nor give the martial fword and peaceful fliare ? Ah ! fliall they never precious ore unfold, To fmile in filver, or to flame in gold ? Shall here the vegetable world alone, For joys, for various virtues, reft unknown ? While food and...