The Works of the English Poets; With Prefaces, Biographical and Critical Volume 7, P. 2
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: ..."Nor Ver. 103, 204. These two lines are here inserted in a disferent and better place than they were in the shorter verse, where they made a sort of parenthesis, j and the two following lines are also omitted: Like slames of sire, as others guesit, That shine i' th' mouths of furnaces. " Nor little stories gain belief among Our criticallest judges, ' right or wrong: " Nor mail our new-invented chariots draw -fj The boys to course us in them without law.;-" Make chips of elms produce the largest trees, Or sowing saw-dust furnish nurseries: No more our heading darts (a swinging one!)." With butter only harden'd in the sun; 11 "Or men that use to whistle loud enough-- To be heard by others plainly sive miles off," "'Cause all the rest, we own and have avow'd, To be believ'd as desperately loud." Nor shall our future speculations, whether 25 An elder-stick will render all the leather Of schoolboys' breeches proof against the rod, Make all we undertake appear as odd. This one discovery will prove enough To take all past and suture scandals off: .-5o But, since the world is so incredulous Of all our usual scrutinies and us, And with a constant prejudice prevents Our best as well as worst experiments, -.As if they were all destin'd to miscarry, S J5 As well in concert try'd as solitary; And Ver. 41 5. In this latter part of the speech, Butler 'makes a considerable variation, by adding, omitting, and altering; which it would be both tedious and unnecessary minutely to point out, as the reader may so easily compare the two Poems. 3 And that th' assembly is uncertain when Such great discoveries will occur again; 'Tis reasonable we should, at least, contrive To draw iip as exact a Narrative j+8, Of that...
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