The Shade of Alexander Pope on the Banks of the Thames: A Satirical Poem. With Notes. Occasioned Chiefly, ... by the Residence of Henry Grattan, ... at Twickenham, in November, 1798. By the Author of The Pursuits of Literature

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T. Becket, 1799 - 82 pages
 

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Page 8 - ... which each individual has in behalf of the whole species, as well as of himself. And it does not appear that this, generally speaking, is at all too high amongst mankind.
Page 30 - The bowery mazes, and surrounding greens ; To Thames's banks, which fragrant breezes fill, Or where ye Muses sport on Cooper's hill. (On Cooper's hill eternal wreaths shall grow, While lasts the mountain, or while Thames shall flow).
Page 8 - 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 22 - Europe, the loss of 130 millions, to lose that-station, to place the crown of England as low in Europe as in America, and to put France at the head of Europe, instead of Great Britain, while her people crouch under a load of debt and taxes, without an empire to console, or a constitution to cover them...
Page 7 - 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...
Page 57 - 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.
Page 45 - Business and ambition take up men's thoughts too much to leave room for philosophy : but if you speak to women in a style and manner proper to approach them, they never fail to improve by your counsels.
Page 58 - Improbable plots, and dull fcenes, bombastic and languid prose alternately, are their least defects. They are too often the licensed vehicles of immorality and licentiousness, particularly in respect to marriage ; and it should be remarked in the strongest manner, that all good characters are chiefly and studiously drawn from the lower orders; while the vicious and profligate are seldom, if ever, represented but among the higher ranks of society, and among...
Page 16 - The Scribleriad" 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, as amusement.
Page 26 - Goliah. He returned riding on the wave of the Atlantic, and his spirit moved on the waters of Europe. The royal ship of France went down ; the British man of war labours; your vessel is affected; throw your people overboard, say your ministers, and ballast with your abuses; throw your abuses overboard, we said, and ballast with your people.

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