Dramatic and Prose Miscellanies: Lucianus redivivus: or, Dialogues concerning men and manners. A trip to Holland: containing sketches of character, with cursory observations on the manners and customs of the Dutch in 1770. Public prosperity: Letter addressed to the Right Hon. William Pitt, in 1792, for raising six millions sterling, and for employing that sum in loans to necessitous and industrious persons ... 3d ed. Saturnian times; or, A plan for abolishing the national religion in favour of the hero-worship of antiquity, addressed to the enlightened heathens of the British empire (2d ed., 1770)
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Page 178 - But oh ! what art can teach, What human voice can reach The sacred organ's praise ? Notes inspiring holy love, Notes that wing their heavenly ways To mend the choirs above.
Page 20 - Come, and trip it as you go On the light fantastic toe; And in thy right hand lead with thee The mountain nymph, sweet Liberty; And if I give thee honour due, Mirth, admit me of thy crew, To live with her, and live with thee In unreprove'd pleasures free...
Page 283 - The allurements of emendation are scarcely resistible. Conjecture has all the joy and all the pride of invention, and he that has once started a happy change, is too much delighted to consider what objections may rise against it.
Page 130 - Sometimes one prince quarrels with another, for fear the other should quarrel with him. Sometimes a war is entered upon, because the enemy is too strong, and sometimes because he is too weak. Sometimes our...
Page 96 - How science dwindles, and how volumes swell. How commentators each dark passage shun, And hold their farthing candle to the Sun.
Page 285 - I did not understand them, will perhaps hereafter be explained, having, I hope, illustrated some, which others have neglected or mistaken, sometimes by short remarks, or marginal directions, such as every editor has added at his will, and often by comments more laborious than the matter will seem to deserve ; but that which is most difficult is not always most important, and to an editor nothing is a trifle by which his author is obscured.
Page 23 - ... aut componere opes norant aut parcere parto, sed rami atque asper victu venatus alebat. primus ab aetherio venit Saturnus Olympo arma lovis fugiens et regnis exsul ademptis. 320 is genus indocile ac dispersum montibus altis composuit legesque dedit, Latiumque vocari maluit, his quoniam latuisset tutus in oris.
Page 50 - Ah little think the gay licentious proud, Whom pleasure, power, and affluence surround; They, who their thoughtless hours in giddy mirth, And wanton, often cruel, riot waste; Ah little think they, while they dance along, How many feel, this very moment, death And all the sad variety of pain.