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Pagina 147 - Stiff in opinions, always in the wrong, Was everything by starts, and nothing long, But, in the course of one revolving moon, Was chemist, fiddler, statesman, and buffoon, Then all for women, painting, rhyming, drinking, Besides ten thousand freaks that died in thinking.
Pagina 146 - Some of their chiefs were princes of the land ; In the first rank of these did Zimri ' stand, A man so various that he seemed to be Not one, but all mankind's epitome : Stiff in opinions, always in the wrong, Was everything by starts and nothing long ; But in the course of one revolving moon Was...
Pagina 132 - A daring pilot in extremity, Pleased with the danger, when the waves went high, He sought the storms ; but, for a calm unfit, Would steer too nigh the sands to boast his wit.
Pagina xliv - I'll tell you, now, what I do. If I am to write familiar things, as sonnets to Armida, and the like, I make use of stewed prunes only; but, when I have a grand design in hand, I ever take physic, and let blood, for, when you would have pure swiftness of thought and fiery flights of fancy, you must have a care of the pensive part. In fine, you must purge the belly.
Pagina 128 - Their gods disgraced, and burnt like common wood. This set the heathen priesthood in a flame ; For priests of all religions are the same. Of whatsoe'er descent their godhead be, Stock, stone, or other homely pedigree, In his defence his servants are as bold, As if he had been born of beaten gold.
Pagina 145 - The next for interest sought to embroil the state, To sell their duty at a dearer rate, And make their Jewish markets of the throne ; Pretending public good to serve their own. Others thought kings an useless heavy load, Who cost too much, and did too little good. These were for laying honest David by, On principles of pure good husbandry.
Pagina 17 - As they who first proportion understand, With easy practice reach a master's hand. Well might the ancient poets then confer On Night the honour'd name of Counsellor, Since struck with rays of prosperous fortune blind, We light alone in dark afflictions find.
Pagina 156 - With chariots, horsemen, and a numerous train; 730 From east to west his glories he displays, And like the sun the promis'd land surveys. Fame runs before him, as the morning star, And shouts of joy salute him from afar; Each house receives him as a guardian god And consecrates the place of his abode; But hospitable treats did most commend Wise Issachar, his wealthy western friend.