The Spleen: An Epistle Inscribed to His Particular Friend Mr. C.J.

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Printed: and sold by A. Dodd, 1737 - 46 pages

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Page 35 - Two hundred pounds, half-yearly paid, Annuity securely made, A farm some twenty miles from town, Small, tight, salubrious, and my own: Two maids, that never saw the town, A serving-man not quite a clown, A boy to help to tread the mow...
Page 36 - Behind, a green, like velvet neat, Soft to the eye and to the feet ; Where od'rous plants in evening fair Breathe all around ambrosial air...
Page 6 - To cure the mind's wrong bias, Spleen, Some recommend the bowling-green ; Some, hilly walks ; all, exercise ; Fling but a stone, the giant dies. Laugh and be well. Monkeys have been Extreme good doctors for the Spleen ; And kitten, if the humour hit, Has harlequin'd away the fit.
Page 2 - Who only with the moderns deal \ This were attempting to put on Raiment from naked bodies won : They...
Page 10 - I dress my face with studious looks, And shorten tedious hours with books. But if dull fogs invade the head, That...
Page 37 - And woods, impervious to the breeze, Thick phalanx of embodied trees, From hills through plains in dusk array Extended far, repel the day.
Page 17 - By th' magi, who law-fortunes tell, I shun ; nor let it breed within Anxiety, and that the Spleen ; Law, grown a forest, where perplex The mazes, and the brambles vex ; Where its twelve verd'rers every day Are changing still the public way : Yet, if we miss...
Page 15 - You show so plain, you strive to kill. ' In love the artless catch the game, And they scarce miss who never aim.
Page 12 - With speech so sweet, so sweet a mien You excommunicate the Spleen, Which fiendlike flies the magic ring You form with sound, when pleased to sing; Whate'er you say, howe'er you move, We look, we listen, and approve.
Page 26 - At lofs of things, that never were. When I lean politicians mark Grazing on...

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