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Absalom and Achitophel Achitophel ALBION AND ALBANIUS AMYNTAs Arcite arms beauty behold betwixt blessing blood bold bore breast call'd Chanticleer Church coursers court crime crowd crown crown'd dame dare death design'd divine Dryden eyes fair faith fame fate father fear fight fire flames foes fool force fortune grace hand happy hast heart Heaven honour hope Jebusites JOHN DRYDEN kind king KING ARTHUR knew knight land laws live look'd lord mighty mind monarch muse ne'er never noble numbers o'er once Ovid pain Palamon Panther pass'd peace Pirithous plain play poem poet praise prey pride prince queen race reign rest Reynard royal sacred satire scarce seem'd Shadwell sight soul sovereign stood sweet Thebes thee Theseus thou thought throne true turn'd Twas verse virtue Whig wind wise youth
Página 73 - He sought the storms ; but, for a calm unfit, Would steer too nigh the sands to boast his wit. Great wits are sure to madness near allied And thin partitions do their bounds divide; Else, why should he, with wealth and honour blest, Refuse his age the needful hours of rest?
Página 497 - Flushed with a purple grace He shows his honest face: Now give the hautboys breath; he comes, he comes. Bacchus, ever fair and young, Drinking joys did first ordain; Bacchus...
Página 138 - DIM as the borrowed beams of moon and stars | To lonely, weary, wandering travellers,* ' Is reason to the soul : and as, on high, Those rolling fires discover but the sky, Not light us here ; so reason's glimmering ray Was lent, not to assure our doubtful way, But guide us upward to a better day. And as those nightly tapers disappear, When day's bright lord ascends our hemisphere ; So pale grows reason at religion's sight, ~ So dies, and so dissolves in supernatural light.
Página 500 - And glittering temples of their hostile gods. — The princes applaud with a furious joy : And the king seized a flambeau with zeal to destroy ; Thais led the way To light him to his prey, And like another Helen, fired another Troy...
Página 502 - Jubal struck the chorded shell, His listening brethren stood around, And, wondering, on their faces fell To worship that celestial sound. Less than a God they thought there could not dwell Within the hollow of that shell, That spoke so sweetly and so well.
Página 82 - 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.
Página 148 - Shadwell alone my perfect image bears, Mature in dulness from his tender years ; Shadwell alone of all my sons is he Who stands confirmed in full stupidity. The rest to some faint meaning make pretence, But Shadwell never deviates into sense.
Página 82 - He laughed himself from court; then sought relief By forming parties, but could ne'er be chief; For, spite of him, the weight of business fell On Absalom, and wise Achitophel ; Thus, wicked but in will, of means bereft, He left not faction, but of that was left.