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COWARDICE - FEAR.
There's nothing like maneuvering in season,
Ye parents, who have daughters to dispose of,
To think in maidenhood their lives will doze off,
Of their young hearts to tender wishes stirr'd, As hand seeks hand, and meeting glances tell The unutter'd tale of love too sweetly well.
Mrs. A. B. WELBY,
His hand did quake,
SPENSER's Fairy Queen. Thereat he smitten was, with great affright,
And trembling terror did his heart appal, Nor wist he what to think of that same sight, Nor what to say, nor what to do at all.
SPENSER's Fairy Queen. Cowards die many times before their death ; T'he valiant never taste of death but once.
SHAKSPEARE. And extreme fear can neither fight nor fly, But, coward-like, with trembling terror die.
COWARDICE - FEAR.
And, though he posted e'er so fast,
CREDULITY - DOUBT.
As mongrels bay the lion in a cage.
This cocking of a pistol, when you know
Byron's Don Juan.
BYRON's Childe Harold.
Byron's Bride of Abydos.
Hope, fear, and love,
CREDULITY — DOUBT.
Our doubts are traitors,
Lest men suspect your
Pope's Essay on Man.
Young's Night Thoughts.
Byron's English Bards, &c.
CRITICISM — STYLE - TASTE.
Who shall dispute what the Reviewers say !
CRITICISM -STYLE- TASTE.
Critics to plays for the same end resort
DEAN SWIFT. Hot, noisy, envious, proud, the scribbling fry Burn, hiss and bounce, waste paper, ink, and die.
YOUNG. Let such teach others, who themselves excel, And censure freely, who have written well.
Pope's Essay on Criticism. Some have at first for wits, then poets pass'd ; Turn'd critics next, and prov'd plain fools at last. Some neither can for wits nor critics pass, As heavy mules are neither horse nor ass.
Pope's Essay on Criticism. A perfect judge will read each work of wit With the same spirit that its author writ ; Survey the whole, nor seek slight faults to find, Where nature moves, and rapture charms the mind.
Pope's Essay on Criticism. Neglect the rule each verbal critic lays, For not to know some trifles is a praise ; And men of breeding, sometimes men of wit, T'avoid grea: errors, must the less commit.
Pope's Essay on Criticism. Some to conceit alone their taste confine, And curious thcughts struck out at ev'ry linePleas’d with a work where nothing's just or fit, One glaring chaos, and wild heap of wit.
Pope's Essay on Criticism.