The Works of the English Poets: With Prefaces, Biographical and Critical, Volume 16

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Samuel Johnson
C. Bathurst, 1779 - English poetry

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Page 297 - Happy the man - and happy he alone He who can call today his own, He who, secure within, can say 'Tomorrow, do thy worst, for I have...
Page 297 - And always in extreme. Now with a noiseless gentle course It keeps within the middle bed.; . Anon it lifts aloft the head, And bears down all before it with impetuous force : And trunks of trees come rolling down...
Page 250 - I have already hinted a word or two concerning it ; that is, the maintaining the character of an author, which distinguishes him from all others, and makes him appear that individual poet whom you would interpret.
Page 297 - Happy the man, and happy he alone, He, who can call to-day his own : He who, secure within, can say, To-morrow do thy worst, for I have lived today.
Page 77 - Immortal offspring of my brother Jove ; My brightest nephew, and whom best I love, Whose hands were join'd with mine, to raise the...
Page 55 - I can fpare, As only decorations of the war : So Mars is arm'd for glory, not for need. 'Tis fomewhat more from Neptune to proceed,.
Page 293 - Let him alone, with what he made, To toss and turn the world below; At his...
Page 131 - em twinkling up in air. Take not away the life you cannot give, For all things have an equal right to live. Kill noxious creatures, where 'tis sin to save ; This only just prerogative we have: But nourish life with vegetable food, And shun the sacrilegious taste of blood.
Page 160 - O you pow'rs above, How rude I am in all the arts of love! My hand is yet untaught to write to men: This is th...
Page 301 - His children and his family, And order all things till he come, Sweaty and...

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