Scribbleomania: Or, The Printer's Devil's Polichronicon. A Sublime Poem

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Sherwood, Neely and Jones, 1815 - 341 Seiten
Collection of satirical--even scurrilous in some cases-- commentaries in verse form on writers of the period by William Henry Ireland, the audacious late 18th-century forger of numerous manuscripts purported to have been written by Shakespeare, including four plays, two of them previously unknown. There are chapters on authors such as Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Lord Byron, Robert Southey, Robert Burns, Walter Scott, and Clio Rickman, as well as sections on classes of writers such as "Novelists", "Dramatists," "Topographers," "Travellers and Tourists," "Catalogue Makers," and "Commentators on ancient lore."
 

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Seite 213 - The man that hath no music in himself, Nor is not moved with concord of sweet sounds, Is fit for treasons, stratagems, and spoils ; The motions of his spirit are dull as night, And his affections dark as Erebus : Let no such man be trusted.
Seite 110 - Biron they call him; but a merrier man, Within the limit of becoming mirth, I never spent an hour's talk withal: His eye begets occasion for his wit; For every object that the one doth catch, The other turns to a mirth-moving jest; Which his fair tongue (conceit's expositor) Delivers in such apt and gracious words, That aged ears play truant at his tales, And younger hearings are quite ravished; So sweet and voluble is his discourse.
Seite 257 - Holy Scriptures ; and am of opinion,• that this volume, independently of its divine origin, contains more true sublimity, more exquisite beauty, more pure morality, more important history, and finer strains both of poetry and eloquence, than can be collected from all other books, in whatever age or language they may have been composed.
Seite 240 - If her temper be bad, want of breeding makes her worse, and she grows haughty, insolent, and loud. If she be passionate, want of manners makes her termagant and a scold, which is much at one with lunatic. If she be proud, want of discretion (which still is breeding) makes her conceited, fantastic, and ridiculous. And from these she degenerates to be turbulent, clamorous, noisy, nasty, and the devil.
Seite 257 - The two parts, of which the Scriptures consist, are connected by a chain of compositions, which bear no resemblance, in form or style, to any that can be produced from the stores of Grecian, Indian, Persian, or even Arabian learning. The antiquity of those...
Seite 269 - Sixth, to preach in any place of his Majesty's dominions, though he was a layman ; and he is said to have preached before the King at court, wearing a velvet bonnet, or round cap, a damask gown, and gold chain about his neck..
Seite 332 - THE LIFE OF THE MOST NOBLE ARTHUR, DUKE OF WELLINGTON, from the Period of his first Achievements in India, down to his Invasion of France, and the Peace of Paris in 1814.
Seite 270 - Arriving at the mount of St. Mary's in the stony stage where I now stand, I have brought you. some fine biscuits, baked in the oven of charity, and carefully conserved for the chickens of the church, the sparrows of the Spirit, and the sweet swallows of salvation...
Seite 292 - The law against witches does not prove there be any ; but it punishes the malice of those people, that use such means to take away men's lives : if one should profess that by turning his hat thrice, and crying buz, he could take away a man's life, though in truth he could do no such thing : yet this were a just law made by the state, that whosoever should turn his hat thrice, and cry buz, with an intention to take away a man's life, shall be put to death.
Seite 239 - ... comparison: her society is the emblem of sublimer enjoyments; her person is angelic, and her conversation heavenly; she is all softness and sweetness, peace, love, wit, and delight; she is every way suitable to the sublimest wish; and...

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