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The Shade of Alexander Pope on the Banks of the Thames: A Satirical Poem ...
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The Shade of Alexander Pope on the Banks of the Thames
Thomas James Mathias
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Address Answer appear argument arms arte attention Behold bold Britain calls cause character Charles Christian Cicero Citizens City Commons conduct considered Constitution contempt continued dignity doctrines Dublin England equality erudition expect falling fancy fear female freedom Gallick genius Godwin Grattan hand head Hibernian honour hope human important indignation institutions intention Ireland Jacobin justice King kingdoms land language laws learned liberty liceat light London manner Mark Memoirs MICHIGAN mind moral Muse nature never NOTES o'er object observe once opinions original Panurge Parliament perhaps Philosopher Pitt Plato POEM Poet political Pope Preface present principles publick published reason Reform religion remarkable rise scenes Society sound speak spirit stand term Thames thee things Thomas thought TRANSLATION true truth Twitnam understanding views voice whole wisdom writings wrongs young κακοι
Page 12 - The indignation raised by cruelty and injustice, and the desire of having it punished, which persons unconcerned would feel, is by no means malice. No; it is resentment against vice and wickedness: it is one of the common "bonds by which society is held together; a fellow-feeling which each individual has in behalf of the whole species, as well as of himself.
Page 65 - See an admirable piece of ridicule on the German nonsense of the day, by a man of parts and wit, in a pamphlet entitled, 'My Night-gown and Slippers; or, Tales in Verse, written in an Elbow-chair, by George Colman the younger." (Printed for Cadell, 1797.) It is called, The Maid of the Moor; or, the Water-Fiend, concerning Lord Hoppergollop's Country House. But I would refer with still greater pleasure, and with the most decided approbation, to 'The Rovers, or the Double Arrangement...
Page 21 - ScribkriinF is a work of great fancy, just composition, and poetical elegance ; but above all, of mature judgment conspicuous throughout, It should be read as well for instruction, at amusement ; and the preface is entitled to much attention.
Page 75 - A gulf profound as that Serbonian bog Betwixt Damiata and mount Casius old, Where armies whole have sunk : the parching air Burns frore, and cold performs the effect of fire.
Page 4 - ... the courage, the impetuosity, the indignation, and the thunder of an orator, feeling for the wrongs of his country, and the horror of rebellion, against a Man, whose political conduct and character have ranked him among the domestic enemies of Ireland. Againft a man, who appears to have imposed himself upon his credulous country, under the pretence of brilliant talents and rhetorical exertions. Against a man who boasts that in the hour of distress, HE EXTORTED from the timid and feeble Minister...
Page 20 - tis no holy calm that breathes around : Some warning voice invites to yonder ground, Where once with impulse bold, and manly fire, I rous'd to notes of war my patriot lyre ; While Thames with every gale, or bland or strong, Sigh'd through my grotto, anddiffus'd my song.
Page 5 - In Mr. Grattan's Address we find, as I think, false facts, even of the day, false history, false reasoning, false premises, and false conclusions. There is inanity of sound, and shallowncss of argument.
Page 66 - The modern productions of the German stage, which silly men and women are daily translating, have one general. tendency to Jacobinism. Improbable plots, and dull scenes, bombastick and languid prose alternately, are their least defects. They are too often the licensed vehicles of immorality and...
Page 11 - Upon this consideration, if Satire should exalt herself, and if her language should become bold and of ancient potency, it is unjust to attribute it to ill-nature, or to malignity. It is the deliberate, keen sensation of a mind feeling for the human nature and the human character, for the ruin, the degradation, the confusion, or the disturbance of a well-ordered state, and of that morality, and of those principles which can alone Uphold it. It must then be regarded...