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Página 33 - Shakspeare exhibits the same object : ' The wretched animal heaved forth such groans, That their discharge did stretch his leathern coat Almost to bursting ; and the big round tears Coursed one another down his innocent nose In piteous chase.
Página 181 - bail and surety that he is no idiot or seducer ; it cannot be but a dishonour and derogation to the author, to the book, to the privilege and dignity of learning.' The reader may now follow the stream in the great original ; I must, however, preserve one image of exquisite sarcasm.
Página 171 - like his last will and testament, and the public are the legitimate heirs of an author's opinions. The whole process of these expurgatory Indexes, that ' rakes through the entrails of many an old good author, with a violation worse than any could be offered to his tomb,' as Milton says, must inevitably draw
Página 180 - little facts, casually preserved, of the ineptitude of such an officer. ' He who is made judge to sit upon the birth or death of books, whether they may be wafted into this world or not, had need to be a man above the common measure, both studious, learned, and judicious; there may be else no
Página 27 - mots épouvantables, Son ombre vers mon lit a paru se baisser, Et moi, je lui tendois, les mains pour l'embrasser, Mais je n'ai plus trouvé qu'un horrible melange D'os et de chair meurtris, et trainee dans la fange, Des lambeaux pleins de sang et des membres
Página 250 - actress on our stage, has humorously touched on this gross absurdity. ' Our women are defective, and so sized, You'd think they were some of the guard disguised ; For to speak truth, men act, that are between Forty and fifty, wenches of fifteen ; With brows so large, and nerve so uncompliant, When you call
Página 22 - on Shakspeare. Sir Philip Sidney, in his ' Defence of Poesie,' has the same image. He writes, ' Tragedy openeth the greatest wounds, and showeth forth the ulcers that are covered with tissue.' The same appropriation of thought will attach to the following lines of Tickell :
Página 76 - old and plain,' chanted by ' The spinsters and the knitters in the sun, And the free maids that weave their threads with bones.