Warburton and his quarrels; including an illustration of his literary character. Pope and his miscellaneous quarrels. A narrative of the extraordinary transactions respecting the publication of Pope's letters. Pope and Cibber; containing a vindication of the comic writer. Pope and Addison. Bolingbroke's and Mallet's posthumous quarrel with Pope. Lintot's book of accounts. Pope and Settle. The Royal society. Sir John Hill, with the Royal society, Fielding, Smart, &c. Boyle and Bentley

Eastburn, Kirk & Company, 1814

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Seite 5 - Why, man, he doth bestride the narrow world, Like a Colossus ; and we petty men Walk under his huge legs, and peep about To find ourselves dishonourable graves.
Seite 136 - Damn with faint praise, assent with civil leer, And without sneering, teach the rest to sneer; Willing to wound, and yet afraid to strike, Just hint a fault and hesitate dislike...
Seite 264 - ... ribs; so was this pair of friends transfixed, till down they fell, joined in their lives, joined in their deaths; so closely joined that Charon would mistake them both for one, and waft them over Styx, for half his fare.
Seite 80 - Pope,' insinuating that I was whipped in Ham Walks on Thursday last : — -This is to give notice, that I did not stir out of my house at Twickenham on that day ; and the same is a malicious and ill-founded report. — AP...
Seite 98 - EC required an answer : AP having never had, nor intending to have, any private correspondence with the said EC, gives it him in this manner. That he knows no such person as PT ; that he believes he hath no such collection ; and that he thinks the whole a forgery, and shall not trouble himself at all about it.
Seite 9 - Colonel Harrison was the son of a butcher, and had been bred up in the place of a clerk, under a lawyer of good account in those parts ; which kind of education introduces men into the language and practice of business ; and if it be not resisted by the great ingenuity of the person, inclines young men to more pride than any other kind of breeding, and disposes them to be pragmatical and insolent.
Seite 181 - Suppose two pails of water were fixed in two different scales that were equally poised, and which weighed equally alike, and that two live bream, or small fish, were put into either of these pails, he wanted to know the reason why that pail, with such addition, should not weigh more than the other pail which stood against it.
Seite 100 - Lords for breach of privilege ; and attended himself to stimulate the resentment of his friends. Curll appeared at the bar, and, knowing himself in no great danger, spoke of Pope with very little reverence : " He has," said Curll, " a knack at versifying ; but in prose I think myself a match for him.
Seite 56 - The Socrates of Aristophanes is as truly ridiculous a character as ever was drawn: — true; but it is not the character of Socrates, the divine moralist and father of ancient wisdom. What then? did the ridicule of the poet hinder the philosopher from detecting and disclaiming those foreign...

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