Hypercriticism exposed; in a letter addressed to the readers of 'The Quarterly review', respecting an article [by O.G. Gilchrist] professing to be an examen of S. Jones's edition of the 'Biographia dramatica'. By a friend to candour and truth [S. Jones].
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Página 37 - There are a sort of men, whose visages Do cream and mantle like a standing pond; And do a wilful stillness entertain, With purpose to be dress'd in an opinion Of wisdom, gravity, profound conceit; As who should say, ' I am Sir Oracle, And, when I ope my lips, let no dog bark!
Página 33 - So much they scorn the crowd, that if the throng By chance go right, they purposely go wrong; So schismatics the plain believers quit, And are but damn'd for having too much wit.
Página 4 - And own stale nonsense which they ne'er invent. Some judge of authors' names, not works, and then Nor praise nor blame the writings, but the men. Of all this servile herd the worst is he That in proud dulness joins with Quality.
Página 21 - ... bought at a high price, and each single piece treasured up by its purchaser, as a precious memorial of the planter, after the feller of it had been driven out of the town. The following is a list of our author's plays, specifying the years in which they are severally supposed to have been written.
Página 5 - Shiell's, or, as it is more commonly called, Gibber's lives of the poets, 1753, — and here -we cannot but express our surprise at the silence with which this collection is passed over by Baker and Reed, in the volumes before us. It could not arise from any conviction of the unworthiness' of the publication; for notwithstanding all that has subsequently been contributed to this department of literature, it may yet be read with pleasure, and referred to with advantage. In an account of the first...
Página 14 - At every trifle scorn to take offence, That always shows great pride, or little sense; Those heads, as stomachs, are not sure the best, Which nauseate all, and nothing can digest. Yet let not each gay turn thy rapture move...