The Poetical Works of Sir Samuel Garth; With the Life of the Author

The Poetical Works of Sir Samuel Garth; With the Life of the Author

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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. 1791 edition. Excerpt: ...he had observed some spring arising amongst woods and rocks where echoes were beara, and someflower bending over the stream and by consequence reflcSiedfrom it. After reading the story in the third Book of ihe Metamorphoses, it is obvious to object (as an ingenious friend has already done J that the renewing the charms of a nymph, of which Ovid had dispossessed her t--vox tantum atque ossa supeftunt, is too great a violation of pottical authority. 2 dare say the gentleman who is mean!-Mould have been well pleased to have found no faults, There are not many authors on; can say the same of. Experience shows us every day that there are writers who cannot bear a brother should succeed; and the only refuge from their indignation is by being in' considerable upon which reftcRion this thing ought to have r a pretence to their favour. They who would be more informed ef what relates to tbeancient Britons, and the Drnids their priests, may be directed by the quotations to the authors that have mentioned them' What frenzy has of late possess'd the brain? Tho' few can write, yet fewer can refrain. So rank our soil, our bards rise in such store, Their rich retaining patrons scarce are more: The last indulge the fault the first commit, 5 And take off still the offal of their wit. So shameless, so abandon'd, are their ways, They poche Parnassus, and lay snares for praise. None ever can without admirers live Who have a pension or a place to give. 1e Great ministers ne'er fail of great deserts; The herald gives them blood, the poet parts. Sense is of course annexM to wealth and pow'r; No Muse is proof against a golden show'r. Let but his Lordship write some poor lampoon, 1J He's Horac'd up in doggrel like his own; Or if to rant in tragic rage he yields, False fame..show more

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  • Paperback | 50 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236619498
  • 9781236619495