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Truth from his lips prevail'd with double sway,
The Deserted Village. Line 179.
Line 183. As some tall cliff that lifts its awful form, Swells from the vale, and midway leaves the storm, Though round its breast the rolling clouds are spread, Eternal sunshine settles on its head.
Line 189. Well had the boding tremblers learn’d to trace The day's disasters in his morning face; Full well they laugh'd with counterfeited glee At all his jokes, for many a joke had he;
Full well the busy whisper circling round
Yet was he kind, or if severe in aught,
1 See Dryden, page 269.
2 A cap by night, a stocking all the day – GOLDSMITH: A Description of an Author's Bed-Chamber.
The twelve good rules, the royal game of goose.
The Deserted Village. Line 232.
The Haunch of Venison.
The Captivity. Act i.
On hope the wretch relies;
1 The twelve good rules were ascribed to King Charles I.: 1. Urge no healths. 2. Profane no divine ordinances. 3. Touch no state matters. 4. Reveal no secrets. 5. Pick no quarrels. 6. Make no comparisons. 7. Maintain no ill opinions. 8. Keep no bad company. 9. Encourage no vice. 10. Make no long meals. 11. Repeat no grievances. 12. Lay no wagers.
2 See Tom Brown, page 286. 8 See Bacon, page 165.
4 The wretch condemn'd with life to part
Still, still on hope relies;
Hope, like the gleaming taper's light,
Adorns and cheers our way;1
Emits a brighter ray. The Captivity. Act ii.
Retaliation. Line 11. Who mix'd reason with pleasure, and wisdom with mirth : If he had any faults, he has left us in doubt. Line 24. Who, born for the universe, narrow'd his mind, And to party gave up what was meant for mankind ; Though fraught with all learning, yet straining his throat To persuade Tommy Townshend to lend him a vote. Who too deep for his hearers still went on refining, And thought of convincing while they thought of dining: Though equal to all things, for all things unfit; Too nice for a statesman, too proud for a wit. Line 31. His conduct still right, with his argument wrong.
Line 46. A flattering painter, who made it his care To draw men as they ought to be, not as they are.
Line 63. Here lies David Garrick, describe me who can, An abridgment of all that was pleasant in man. Line 93. As a wit, if not first, in the very first line. Line 96. On the stage he was natural, simple, affecting; 'T was only that when he was off he was acting.
Line 101. He cast off his friends as a huntsman his pack, For he knew when he pleas’d he could whistle them back.
Line 107. Who pepper'd the highest was surest to please. Line 112.
1 Hope, like the taper's gleamy light,
When they talk'd of their Raphaels, Correggios, and stuff, He shifted his trumpet and only took snuff.
Retaliation. Line 145. The best-humour'd man, with the worst-humour'd Muse."
Lament for Madam Blaize,
Elegy on Mrs. Mary Blaize.3
To comfort friends and foes;
Elegy on the Death of a Mad Dog.
As many dogs there be,
i See Rochester, page 279.
2 Written in imitation of “Chanson sur le fameux La Palisse,” which is attributed to Bernard de la Monnoye :
On dit que dans ses amours
Tant qu'il marcha devant elles (They say that in his love affairs he was petted by beauties, who always fol. lowed him as long as he walked before them).
3 While Fell was reposing himself in the hay,
A reptile concealed bit bis leg as he lay;
LESSING: Paraphrase of a Greek Epigram by Demodocus.
A night-cap deck'd his brows instead of bay,
Description of an Author's Bed-chamber. This same philosophy is a good horse in the stable, but an arrant jade on a journey. The Good-Natured Man. Act i.
All his faults are such that one loves him still the better for them.
Act i. Silence gives consent.
Act ii. Measures, not men, have always been my mark. Ibid.
I love everything that's old: old friends, old times, old manners, old books, old wine.5
She Stoops to Conquer. Act i. The very pink of perfection.
Ibid. The genteel thing is the genteel thing any time, if as be that a gentleman bees in a concatenation accordingly.
I'll be with you in the squeezing of a lemon. Ibid. Ask me no questions, and I'll tell you no fibs. Act iü.
We sometimes had those little rubs which Providence sends to enhance the value of its favours.
Vicar of Wakefield. Chap. i. Handsome is that handsome does.
Ibid. The premises being thus settled, I proceed to observe that the concatenation of self-existence, proceeding in a reciprocal duplicate ratio, naturally produces a problematical dialogism, which in some measure proves that the
i See page 397.
2 Philosophy triumphs easily over past evils and future evils, but present evils triumph over it. — ROCHEFOUCAULD : Maxim 22.
8 RAY: Proverbs. FULLER: Wise Sentences. AUTO 8è tò olyar ómodo. yoûvtos éoti gov. — EURIPIDES: Iph. Aul., 1142.
4 Measures, not men. – CHESTERFIELD: Letter, Mar. 6, 1742. Not men, but measures. — BURKE: Present Discontents. 5 See Bacon, page 171.
6 See Chaucer, page 4.