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Página 135 - About ten at night, the gentlemen met in the chamber, in which the girl, supposed to be disturbed by a spirit, had, with proper caution, been put to bed by several ladies. They sat rather more than an hour...
Página 11 - Creeps labouring through the veins ; whose heart ne'er glows With fancy-kindled heat ; — a servile race, Who, in mere want of fault all merit place ; Who blind obedience pay to ancient schools, Bigots to Greece, and slaves to musty rules...
Página 136 - Clerkenwell, where the body is deposited, and give a token of her presence there, by a knock upon her coffin ; it was therefore determined to make this trial of the existence or veracity of the supposed spirit.
Página 18 - He twists, he twines, he tortures ev'ry limb, Plays to the eye with a mere monkey's art, And leaves to sense the conquest of the heart. We laugh indeed, but on reflection's birth We wonder at ourselves, and curse our mirth. His walk of parts he fatally...
Página 84 - Who boast no merit but mere knack of rhyme, Short gleams of sense, and satire out of time; Who cannot follow where trim fancy leads, By prattling streams...
Página 33 - In person graceful, and in sense refin'd ; Her art as much as Nature's friend became, Her voice as free from blemish as her fame, Who knows so well in majesty to please, Attemper'd with the graceful charms of ease ? When Congreve's favour'd pantomime to grace...
Página 50 - And, knowing nothing, ev'ry thing believe ! But why repine we, that these Puny Elves Shoot into Giants ? — We may thank ourselves...
Página 44 - If thorough knowledge of the human heart; If powers of acting vast and unconfined ; If fewest faults with greatest beauties join'd ; If strong expression, and strange powers which lie "Within the magic circle of the eye ; If feelings which few hearts, like his, can know, And which no face so well as his can show, Deserve the preference ; — Garrick ! take the chair ; Nor quit it — till thou place an equal there.
Página 36 - Rais'd by the breath of popular acclaim, They mounted to the pinnacle of Fame ; There the weak brain, made giddy with the height, Spurr'd on the rival chiefs to mortal fight.
Página 88 - Or by vaft debts of higher import bound, Are always humble, always grateful found. If they, directed by PAUL'S holy pen, Become difcreetly all things to all men, That all men may become all things to them. Envy may hate, but juftice can't condemn. *' Into our places, ftates, and beds they creep:" They've fenfe to get, what we want fenfe to keep.

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