The Poetical Works of Richard Savage

The Poetical Works of Richard Savage

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1780 edition. Excerpt: ...controverfy became popular, he never wanted fome reafon for engaging in it withr great ardour, and appearing at the head of the party which he had chofen. As he was never celebrated for his prudence, he had no fooner taken Ms side, and informed himfelf of the chief topics of the difpute than he took all opportunities of asserting and pro- pagating his principles, without much regard to hi9 own interest, or any other visible design than that of drawing upon himfelf the attention of mankind. The difpute between the Bifhop of London and the Chancellor is well known to have been for fome time the chief topic of political converfation, and therefore Mr. Savage, in purfuance of his character, endeavoured to become confpicuous among the controvertists with which every cosseehoufe was silled on that occasion. He was an indefatigable oppofer of all the claims of ecclesiastical power, though he did not know on what they were founded, and was therefore no friend to the Bishop of London. But he had another reafon for appearing as a warm advocate for Dr. Rundle, for he was the friend of Mr. Foster and Mr. Thomfon, who were the friends of Mr. Savage. Thus remote washisinterest in the qucstion, which, however, as he imagined, concerned him fo nearly, that it was not fussicient to harangue and difpute, but necessary likewife to write upon it. Vthtmc I. H He therefore engaged with great ardour in a new poem, called by him The Progrefs of a Divine, in which he conducts a profligate priest, by all the gradations of wickednefs, from a poor curacy in the country to the highest preferments of the church, ancs defcribes, with that humour which was natural to him, and that knowledge which was extended to all the diversities of human life, his behaviour in..show more

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  • Paperback | 42 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236568419
  • 9781236568410