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" Thus o'er the dying lamp th' unsteady flame Hangs quivering on a point, leaps off by fits, And falls again, as loth to quit its hold. — Thou must not go, my soul still hovers o'er thee, And can't get loose. "
The Miscellaneous Works: In Verse and Prose, of the Right Honourable Joseph ... - Page 125
by Joseph Addison - 1773
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The Miscellaneous Works of Joseph Addison, 2. köide

Joseph Addison - 1830
...farewell, Oh, how shall I repeat the word — for ever ! PORTIUS. Thus o'er the dying lamp th' unsteady flame Hangs quivering on a point, leaps off by fits,...And falls again, as loth to quit its hold. — Thou must not go, my soul still hovers o'er thee, And can't get loose. LUCIA. If the firm Portius shake...
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Elements of Criticism

Lord Henry Home Kames - 1830
...farewell : Oh, how shall I repeat the word,/or-*r€r / Portius. Thus o'er the dying lamp lh' unsteady flame Hangs quivering on a point, leaps off by fits, And falls again as loth to quit its bold.* Thou must not fo ; my soul still hovers o'erthee, And can't get loose. — Cato, ad 3. sc. 2....
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An Abridgment of Elements of Criticism

Lord Henry Home Kames - 1831 - 300 lehte
...farewell : Oh, how shall I repeat the word,ybr ever ! Portius. Thus o'er the dying lamp th' unsteady flame Hangs quivering on a point, leaps off by fits, And falls again, as loath to quit its hold. Thou must not go; my soul still hovers o'er thee, And can't get loose. . CATO....
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Lectures on Rhetoric and Belles Lettres: Chiefly from the Kectures of Dr. Blair

Hugh Blair, Abraham Mills - 1832 - 360 lehte
...himself in a studied and affected comparison. Thus o'er the dying lamp th' unsteady flame Hangs quiv'ring on a point, leaps off by fits, And falls again, as loth to quit its hold. Thou must not go ; my soul still hovers o'er thee, And can't get loose. Every one must be sensible, that...
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Lectures on Rhetoric and Belles Lettres ...: To which are Added, Copious ...

Hugh Blair - 1833 - 549 lehte
...reply in a studied and affected comparison: Thus o'er the dying lamp th' unsteady flame Hangs quiv'ring on a point, leaps off by fits, And falls again, as loth to quit its hold. Thou must not go; my soul still hovers o'er dice, And can't get loose. However, as comparison is not the...
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A treatise on happiness [by J. Flamank].

James Flamank - 1833
...brightens, as Shakspeare says : — " Thus o'er the dying lamp th' unsteady flame Hangs quiv'ring to a point ; leaps off by fits, And falls again, as loth to quit its hold." In order to avoid this disadvantage, it will be necessary to go to bed at a regular time ; to rise...
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Hudibras, 1. köide

Samuel Butler - 1835
...has furnished Mr. Addison with a beautiful simile in his Cato : Thus o'er the dying lamp th' unsteady flame Hangs quivering on a point, leaps off by fits, And falls again, as loth to quit its hold. And Mr. Butler, Part iii. Cant. ii. L. 349, says, Prolong the snuff of life in pain, And from the grave...
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Hudibras; with notes by T.R. Nash, 1. köide

Samuel Butler - 1835
...has furnished Mr. Addison with a beautiful simile in his Cato : Thus o'er the dying lamp th' unsteady flame Hangs quivering on a point, leaps off by fits, And falls again, as loth to quit its hold. And Mr. Butler, Part iii. Cant. ii. L. 349, says, Prolong the snuff of life in pain, And from the grave...
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Lectures on the Philosophy of the Human Mind, 1. köide

Thomas Brown - 1835
...Portius, hanging over her in despair, immediately replies/— " Thus o'er the dying lamp, the unsteady flame Hangs quivering on a point, leaps off by fits, And falls again as loth to quit its holdi Thou must not go ! My soul still hovers o'er thee, And can't get loose."* The speech, it may...
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A Practical System of Rhetoric; or the principles and rules of style ...

Samuel Phillips Newman - 1837
...16.—Portius, hanging over the dying Lucia, thus addresses her, " Thus o'er the dying lamp, the unsteady flame Hangs quivering on a point, leaps off by fits, And falls again as loth to quit its hold. Thou must not go ! my soul still hovers o'er thee And can't get loose." Addison's Cato. EXAMPLE 17.—"...
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