The Works of Alexander Pope, Esq; With Notes and Illustrations Volume 10

The Works of Alexander Pope, Esq; With Notes and Illustrations Volume 10

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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. 1824 edition. Excerpt: ...is in a manner perpetual to me, ought rather to be remembered as a good man gone, than breathed after as one living. You are taken from us here to be laid up in a more blessed state, with spirits of a higher kind: such I reckon his Grace and her Grace since their banishment from an earthly court to a heavenly one, in each other and their friends; for, I conclude, none but true friends will consort or associate with them-afterwards. I cannot but look upon myself (so unworthy as a man of Twit'nam seems, to be ranked with such rectified and sublimated beingsas you) as a separated spirit too from--courts and courtly fopperies; but, I own, not altogether so divested of terrene matter, not altogether so spiritualized, as to be worthy of admission to your depths of retirement and contentment. I am tugged back to the world and its regards too often; and no wonder, when my retreat is but ten miles from the capital. I am within ear-shot of reports, within the vortex of lies and censures. I hear sometimes of the lampooners of beauty, the calumniators of virtue, the jokers at reason and religion. I presume these are creatures and things as unknown to you, as we of this dirty orb are to the inhabitants of the planet Jupiter; except a few fervent prayers reach you on the wings of the post, from two or three of your zeal-_ ous votaries at this distance; as one Mrs. H. who lifts up-her heart now and then to you, from the midst of the colluvies and sink of human greatness at W---r; one Mrs. B. that fancies you may remember her while you lived in your mortal and tootransitory state at Petersham; one Lord B., who admired the Duchess 'before she grew a goddess; and a few others. ' " To descend now to tell you what are our wants, our...show more

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  • Paperback | 138 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 259g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236855477
  • 9781236855473