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For I in person will my people head;
For the divine deliverer
And needs the aid of no confed’rate power. Under the article of the Confounding, we rank
1. The MIXTURE OF FIGURES, which raises so many images, as to give you no image at all. But its principal beauty is when it gives an idea just opposite to what it seemed meant to describe. Thus an ingenious artist painting the Spring, talks of a Snow of Blossoms, and thereby raises an unexpected picture of Winter. Of this sort is the following:
The gaping clouds pour lakes of sulpbar down,
Whose livid flashes fckning sunbeams drown. What a noble Confusion ? clouds, lakes, brimstone, flames, sun-beams, gaping, pouring, fickning, drowning ! all in two lines.
2. The JARGON, ? Thy bead shall rife, tho’ buried in the dust,
And’midst the clouds his glittering turrets thrust, Quære, What are the glittering tarrets of a man's head? · Upon the flore, as frequent as the fand,
To meet the Prince, the glad Dimetians fiand. p Pr. Arthur, p. 37. Job, p. 107. P. Arthur, p. 157.
Qu?, Where these Dimetians stood ? and of what tize they were ? Add also to the Fargon fuch as the following. • Diftruction's en: oire fall no longer l.z/?,
And Desolativn: lye for ever waste. "Hire Nicbe, ful mother makes her moan,
And feems converted to a fione in siune. But for Variegation, nothing is more useful than
3. The PAPANOMASIA, or Pun, where a Word, like the tongue of a jackdaw, speaks twice as much by being split : As this of Mr. Dennis",
Bullets that wound, like l'arthians, as th y fiv; or this excellent one of Mr. Welfted,
Beluid the Virgin lye
Neked, and only cover'd by the Sky
To fic her beauties no man needs to fico,
4. The ANTITHESIS, or SEF-SAW, whereby Contraries and Oppositions are ballanced in such a way, as to cause a reader to remain sufpended between them, to his exceeding delight and recreation. Such are these, on a lady who
• Job, p. 89. "T. Cook, pocms, - Pucnis : 693, p. 13. Welited, Pocms, Acun and Lasin.
IN Poetry. 233 made herself appear out of size, by hiding a young princess under her cloaths. , Wbile the kind nymph changing her faultless shape Becomes unhandsome, handsomely to scape.
On the Maids of Honour in mourning :
His eyes so bright
The · Fairies and their Queen
The sea food still to see the mountains rock.
| C H A P. XI. The Figures continued: Of the Magni
fying and Diminishing Figures. A Genuine Writer of the Profund will take M care never to magnify any object without cluding it at the same time : His Thought will appear in a true mist, and very unlike what is in nature. It must always be remember'd that Dark
= Steel on Queen Mary. Quarles.
Phil. Palt. - Black. Job, p. 176.
stess is an essential quality of the Profund, or, if there chance to be a glimmering, it must be as Milton expresses it,
No light, but rather darkness visible.
For instance of a Lion;
Of a Lady at Dinner.
Of the fame.
Of a Bull-baiting
Of a Scene of Mifery: * Pelcld a ficne of mifery and tige!
Hire Argus soon right wrop himfill quite blind,
• Vet. Aut.
' Theob. Double Fallhood.
And that modest request of two absent lovers :
Ye Gods! annihilate but Space and Time,
And makes two lovers happy. 2. The PERIPHRASIS, which the Moderns call the Circumbendibus, whereof we have given examples in the ninth chapter, and shall again in the twelfth. . .
To the same class of the Magnifying may be referred the following, which are so excellently modern, that we have yet no name for them. In describing a country prospect,
I'd call them mountains, but can't call them so,
That even humble feems a term too high. III. The third Class remains, of the Diminishing Figures : And 1. the ANTICLIMAX, where the second line drops quite short of the first, than which nothing 'creates greater surprize.
On the extent of the British Arms. * Under the Tropicks is our language spoke, And part of Flanders hath receiv'd our Yoke.
On a Warrior. ! And thou Dalhousfy the great God of War, Lieutenant Colonel to the Earl of Mar.