The Works of the English Poets; Pope

The Works of the English Poets; Pope

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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. 1779 edition. Excerpt: ...o'er thee like a lake. Next plung'd a feeble, but a desperate pack, 305 With each a sickly brother at his back: Sons of a Day! just buoyant on the flood, Then number'd with the puppies in the mud. A&. ye their names? I could as soon disclose The names of these blind puppies as of those. 310 Fast by, like Niobe (her children gone) Sits Mother Olborne, stupify'd to stone! And VARIATION. Ver. 305--314. Not in former Ed. REMARKS. dead scurrilities in the British and London Journals, and in a paper called the Speculatist. In a pamphlet, called a Supplement to the Profound, he dealt very unfairly with our Poet, not only frequently imputing to him Mr. Broome's verses (for which he might indeed seem in some degree accountable, having corrected what that gentleman did) but those of the duke of Buckingham, and others: To this rare piece somebody humourously caused him to take for his motto, "De profundis cla"mavi." He was since a hired Scribler in'the Daily Courant, where he poured forth much Billingsgate against the lord Bolingbroke, and others; after which this man was surprisingly promoted to administer Justice and Law in Jamaica. Ver. 306, 307. With each a sickly brother at his back: --Sons of a day, &c-l Theie were daily Papers, a number of which, to lessen the expence, were printed one on the back of another And Monumental Brass this record hears, "These are, --ah no! these were the Gazetteers!" Ver. 31. Osborhe A nameassumed by the eldest and gravest of these writers, who at last, being ashamed of his Pupils, gave his paper over, and in his age remained silent. Ver. 314. Gazetteers We ought not to suppose that a modern Critic here taxeth the Poet with an Anachronism, affirming these Gazetteers not to have lived within...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
  • 1236648870
  • 9781236648877