An Essay on the Genius and Writings of Pope. by J. Warton

An Essay on the Genius and Writings of Pope. by J. Warton

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1806 edition. Excerpt: ... for a minister of this country: Our ministers like gladiators live; 'Tis half their business blows to ward, or give; The good their virtue would effect, or sense, Dies between exigents and self-defence. Yet he appears sometimes to have forgotten this candid reflection. SECTION SECTION XL OF THE EPISTLE TO DR. ARBUTHNOT. J'OHUT, shut the door, good John, (fatigu'd, I said;) Tie up the knocker; say I'm sick, I'm dead! The dog-star rages! nay, 'tis past a doubt, All Bedlam or Parnassus is let out: Fire in each eye, and papers in each hand, They rave, recite, and madden round the land. This abrupt exordium is animated and dramatic. Our poet, wearied with the impertinence and slander of a multitude of mean scribblers that attacked him, suddenly breaks out with this spirited complaint of the ill usage he had sustained. This piece was published f in the year year 1734, in the form of an epistle to Dr. Arbuthnot; it is now given as a Dialogue, in which a very small share indeed is allotted to his friend. Arbuthnot was a man of consummate probity, integrity, and sweetness of temper: he had infinitely more learning than Pope or Swift, and as much wit and humour as either of them. He was an excellent mathematician and physician, of which his letter on the usefulness of mathematical learning, and his treatise on air and aliment, are sufficient proofs. His tables of ancient coins, weights, and measures, f are the work of a man intimately acquainted with ancient history and literature, and are enlivened with many curious and interesting particulars of the manners and ways of living of the ancients. The History of John Bull, the best parts of the Memoirs of Scriblerus, the Art of Political Lying, Vol. It. P the the Freeholder Catechism, It cannot rain but it...show more

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  • Paperback | 84 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 168g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236508726
  • 9781236508720