The Life of Joseph Addison, Nide 1

Longman, Brown, Green and Longmans, 1843

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Sivu 172 - Inspired repulsed battalions to engage, And taught the doubtful battle where to rage. So when an angel by divine command With rising tempests shakes a guilty land, Such as of late o'er pale Britannia...
Sivu 119 - For wheresoe'er I turn my ravish'd eyes, gay gilded scenes and shining prospects rise, poetic fields encompass me around, and still I seem to tread on classic ground...
Sivu 120 - With all the gifts that heav'n and earth impart, The smiles of nature, and the charms of art, While proud oppression in her valleys reigns, And tyranny usurps her happy plains...
Sivu 38 - Long had our dull fore-fathers slept supine, Nor felt the raptures of the tuneful Nine; Till Chaucer first, a merry bard, arose, And many a story told in rhyme and prose. But age has rusted what the poet writ, Worn out his language, and obscur'd his wit: In vain he jests in his unpolish'd strain, And tries to make his readers laugh in vain.
Sivu 58 - am called,' he said, ' an enemy of the Church. But I will never ' do it any other injury than keeping Mr Addison out of it.
Sivu 217 - Qualis populea moerens Philomela sub umbra Amissos queritur foetus, quos durus arator Observans nido implumes detraxit ; at ilia Flet noctem, ramoque sedens, miserabile carmen Integral, et moestis late loca questibus implet.
Sivu 177 - To Dr. Jonathan Swift, the most agreeable companion, the truest friend, and the greatest genius of his age.
Sivu 180 - above all men in that talent called humour, and enjoyed it in such perfection, that I have often reflected, after a night ' spent with him apart from all the world, that I had...
Sivu 50 - It is certain that this Chancellor was a most excellent lawyer, very learned in all polite literature, a superior pen, master of a handsome style, and of easy conversation; but he is said to make too much haste to be rich, as his predecessor, and most in place in this age did, to a more prodigious excess than was ever known.
Sivu 114 - There is nothing in this city so extraordinary as the cathedral, which a man may view with pleasure after he has seen St. Peter's, though it is quite of another make, and can only be looked upon as one of the master-pieces of gothic architecture.

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