Characters of the Court: A Poem with Notes

Munday and Slatter, 1816 - 24 Seiten

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Seite 19 - His gardens next your admiration call; On every side you look, behold the wall! No pleasing intricacies intervene, No artful wildness to perplex the scene ; Grove nods at grove, each alley has a brother, And half the platform just reflects the other.
Seite 11 - Who counsels best? who whispers, "Be but great, With praise or infamy leave that to fate; Get place and wealth, if possible, with grace; If not, by any means get wealth and place~
Seite 19 - Sydney Smith is to the tribes of Noodledom, with his irony, his jeering, and his felicitous illustrations. It is his pre-eminently to abash those who are case-hardened against grave argument, and to wring the withers of the very numerous and respectable class, who " Safe from the bar, the pulpit, and the throne, Are touched and shamed by ridicule alone.

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