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" Pope, as harmony itself exact, In verse well disciplined, complete, compact, Gave virtue and morality a grace, That, quite eclipsing pleasure's painted face, Levied a tax of wonder and applause, Even on the fools that trampled on their laws. But he (his... "
The Life, and Posthumous Writings, of William Cowper, Esqr - Strona 168
autor: William Hayley - 1805
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1730-1784

Charles Wells Moulton - 1902
...painted face, Levied a tax of wonder and applause, E'en on the fools that trampled on their laws. But he (his musical finesse was such, So nice his ear,...And every warbler has his tune by heart. — COWPER, WILLIAM, 1782, Table Talk. Pope's works are superabundant with superfluous and unmeaning verbage ;...
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Charlotte Brontë, George Eliot, Jane Austen: Studies in Their Works

Henry Houston Bonnell - 1902 - Liczba stron: 475
...to criticise Pope (in whom was gathered up the quintessence of the formal) on the ground that he — Made poetry a mere mechanic art, And every warbler has his tune by heart. Guided by the same standard of judgment as Addison, Pope thought Dryden the greatest because the smoothest...
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The English Poets: Addison to Blake

Thomas Humphry Ward - 1903
...painted face, Levied a tax of wonder and applause, Even on the fools that trampled on their laws. But he (his musical finesse was such, So nice his ear,...mechanic art, And every warbler has his tune by heart. Nature imparting her satiric gift, Her serious mirth, to Arbuthnot and Swift, With droll sobriety they...
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Lives of the English Poets: Swift-Lyttelton

Samuel Johnson - 1905
...sifflements aigres de la trompette anglaise aux sons doux de la flflte.' VOLTAIRE, (Euvres, xxiv. 134. ' But he (his musical finesse was such, So nice his ear,...And every warbler has his tune by heart.' COWPER, Works, viii. 141. In a letter Cowper says : — ' Unless we could imitate Pope in the closeness and...
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The Poems of William Cowper

William Cowper - 1905 - Liczba stron: 741
...a grace That, quite eclipsing pleasure's painted face, Levied a tax of wonder and applause, 650 But he (his musical finesse was such, So nice his ear,...mechanic art, And every warbler has his tune by heart. Nature imparting her satiric gift, Her serious mirth, to Arbuthnot and Swift, With droll sobriety they...
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A HISTORY OF ENGLISH POETRY

W. J. COURTHOPE - 1905
...FALCONER COWPER, describing the influence of Pope on English Poetry, says of him, in his Table Talk, that He (his musical finesse was such, So nice his ear,...poetry a mere mechanic art, And every warbler has the tune by heart. How wide of the mark this judgment is may be inferred from the names of the five...
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The Complete Poetical Works of William Cowper

William Cowper - 1905 - Liczba stron: 672
...painted face, Levied a tax of wonder and applause, CDO Ev'n on the fools that trampled on their laws. But he (his musical finesse was such, So nice his ear,...delicate his touch) Made poetry a mere mechanic art ; And ev'ry warbler has his tune by heai't. Nature imparting her satiric gift, Her serious mirth, to Arbuthnot...
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The English Poets: Selections with Critical Introductions by Various ..., Tom 3

Thomas Humphry Ward - 1906
...painted face, Levied a tax of wonder and applause, Even on the fools that trampled on their laws. But he (his musical finesse was such, So nice his ear,...mechanic art, And every warbler has his tune by heart. Nature imparting her satiric gift, Her serious mirth, to Arbuthnot and Swift, With droll sobriety they...
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A History of English Prosody from the Twelfth Century to the Present Day, Tom 2

George Saintsbury - 1908
...shoots him to the goal. (Note the Alexandrine.) 2 Agreed. But would you sell or slay your horse ? But he (his musical finesse was such, So nice his ear,...mechanic art, And every warbler has his tune by heart ; which may be almost called the " notice to quit " of the couplet in this form. But he who lodged...
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English Poems: The restoration and the eighteenth century (1660-1800)

Walter Cochrane Bronson - 1908
...painted face, 40 Levied a tax of wonder and applause, Ev'n on the fools that trampled on their laws. But he (his musical finesse was such — So nice his ear,...delicate his touch) Made poetry a mere mechanic art, 45 And ev'ry warbler has his tune by heart. 1780. • 1782. FROM TRUTH Yon ancient prude, whose withered...
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