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" Bacchus' blessings are a treasure, Drinking is the soldier's pleasure: Rich the treasure, Sweet the pleasure, Sweet is pleasure after pain. Soothed with the sound, the king grew vain; Fought all his battles o'er again, And thrice he routed all his foes,... "
The Beauties of English Poesy - Página 120
por Oliver Goldsmith - 1767
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The Sacred Wood and Major Early Essays

T. S. Eliot - 1997 - 130 páginas
...magnificence, as in "Alexander's Feast": — Sooth 'd with the sound the king grew vain; Fought all his hattles o'er again; And thrice he routed all his foes, and thrice he slew the slain. The great advantage of Dryden over Milton is that while the former is always in control...
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Patriotism and Poetry in Eighteenth-Century Britain

Dustin Griffin - 2005 - 328 páginas
...heroics. Like Dryden's Alexander, who under the influence of drink and song "Fought all his Ban ails o'er again" ("And thrice He routed all his Foes; and thrice he slew the slain"),12 Goldsmith's homefront combatants "bravely become votaries for their country, and...
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The Major Works

John Dryden - 2003 - 967 páginas
...Sweet is pleasure after pain. IV Soothed with the sound, the king grew vain: Fought all his batiks o'er again; And thrice he routed all his foes, and thrice he slew the slain. The master saw the madness rise,0 His glowing cheeks, his ardent eyes;0 70 And while...
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The Annotated Waste Land with Eliot's Contemporary Prose

T. S. Eliot - 2006 - 270 páginas
...flavour to the magnificence, as in "Alexander's Feast": Sooth'd with the sound the king grew vain; Fought all his battles o'er again; And thrice he routed all his foes, and thrice he slew the slain.23 elected a perch from which he cannot afford to fall, and from which he is in danger...
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