The English Metropolis: Or, London in the Year 1820. Containing Satirical Strictures on Public Manners, Morals, and Amusements; a Young Gentleman's Adventures; and Characteristic Anecdotes of Several Eminent Individuals ...

Barnard and Farley, 1820 - 320 Seiten

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Seite 132 - Be not too tame neither, but let your own discretion be your tutor : suit the action to the word, and the word to the action...
Seite 132 - A little learning is a dangerous thing; Drink deep, or taste not the Pierian spring: There shallow draughts intoxicate the brain, And drinking largely sobers us again.
Seite 286 - To wake the soul by tender strokes of art, To raise the genius, and to mend the heart, To make mankind, in conscious virtue bold, Live o'er each scene, and be what they behold...
Seite 298 - The praise of Bacchus then the sweet musician sung, Of Bacchus ever fair and ever young: The jolly god in triumph comes; Sound the trumpets, beat the drums...
Seite 123 - And frequent cups prolong the rich repast, Straight hover round the fair her airy band; Some, as she...
Seite 8 - London (a); a place not dignified with the name of a colony, but the chief residence of merchants, and the great mart of trade and commerce.
Seite 308 - Some say that Signer Bononcini Compared to Handel is a ninny ; Others aver that to him Handel Is scarcely fit to hold a candle. Strange that such difference should be 'Twixt tweedledum and tweedledee.
Seite 290 - If men of wit, who think fit to write for the stage, instead of this pitiful way of giving delight, would turn their thoughts upon raising it from such good natural impulses as are in the audience, but are choked up by vice and luxury, they would not only please, but befriend us at the same time.
Seite 20 - Is not th' exactness of peculiar parts ; Tis not a lip, or eye, we beauty call, But the joint force and full result of all. Thus when we view some well-proportion'd dome, (The world's just wonder, and even thine, O Rome !) No single parts unequally surprise, All comes united to th' admiring eyes ; 250 No monstrous height, or breadth, or length appear ; The whole at once is bold, and regular.
Seite 235 - O most pernicious woman! 0 villain, villain, smiling, damned villain! My tables, — meet it is I set it down, That one may smile, and smile, and be a villain; At least I'm sure it may be so in Denmark. — [Writing. So, uncle, there you are. — Now to my word; It is "Adieu, adieu! remember me,

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