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book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not
illustrated. 1751 edition. Excerpt: ...And fpeak in public with
fome fort of grace. I fcarce can think him fuch a worthlefs thing,
Unlefs he praife fome Monfter of a King; 210 Notes. uit filiquts tt
pane fecundo has a relation to his Epicurifm; Qj tenerum pueri, is
ridicule: The nobler office of a Poet follows, Torque al
objcoenis---Mox etiam peftus--Refte fafta refert, etc. which the
Imitator has appty'd where he thinks it more due than to himfelf.
He hopes to be pardoned, if, as he is fincerely inclined to praife
what deferves to be praifed, he arraigns what deferves to be
arraigned, in the 210, 211, and 212th Verfes. P Torquet w ab
obfaenis jam nunc fermonibus aurem;, i- Mox etiam pe&us
praeccptis format amicis, jffpcritatisy et invldiae corrector et
irae; Re te facia refert; orientia tempora notis Inftruit
cxemplis;? inopem folatur ct aegrum. Caftis cum pueris ignara
puelia mirki Notes. Ver. 226. the Idiot and the Poor. A foundation
for the maintenance of Idiots, and a fund toraflifting the Poor, by
lending fmall fums of money on demand. P. Ver. 229. Nof but there
ar.e, etc. Nothing can be more truly humourous or witcy than all
that follows to if 240. Yet the noble fobriety of the original, or,
at lead, the appearance of fobriety, which is the fame thing here,
is of a tafie vaAJy fuperior to it. Or Virtue, or Religion turn to
fport, To pleafe a lewd, or unbelieving Court. Unhappy Dryden --In
all Charles's days, Rofcommon only boafts unfpotted bays And in our
own (excufe fome Courtly flairis) 215 No whiter page than Addifon
remains. He, Vr' from the tafte obfcene reclaims our youth, And
fets the Paffions on the fide of Truth, Forms the foft bofom with
the gentleft art, And pours each human Virtue in the heart. 220 Let
Ireland tell, how Wit upheld her caufe, Her..
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