Stowe: a Description of the Magnificent House and Gardens of the Right Honourable Richard Grenville Temple, Earl Temple, Viscount and Baron Cobham: One of His Majesty's Most Honourable Privy Council, and Knight of the Most Noble Order of the Garter. Embellished with a General Plan of the Gardens, and Also a Separate Plan of Each Building, with Perspective Views of the Same
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Page 22 - Alexander Pope: who, uniting the correctness of judgment to the fire of genius, by the melody and power of his numbers, gave sweetness to sense, and grace to philosophy. He employed the pointed brilliancy of wit, to chastise the vices, and the eloquence of poetry, to exalt the virtues of human nature ; and, being without a rival in his own age, imitated and translated, with a spirit equal to the originals, the best poets of antiquity.
Page 23 - John Milton : whose sublime and unbounded genius equalled a subject that carried him beyond the limits of the world. 'William Shakespeare: whose excellent genius opened to him the whole heart of man, all the mines of fancy, all the stores of Nature ; and gave him power, beyond all other writers, to move, astonish, and delight mankind.
Page 26 - SIR WALTER RALEIGH, a valiant Soldier, and an able Statefman ; who endeavouring to roufe the Spirit of his Matter, for the Honour of his Country, againft the Ambition of Spain, fell a Sacrifice to the Influence of that Court, whofe arms he had vanquished, and whofe Defigns he oppofed.
Page 22 - ALEXANDER POPE, Who uniting the correctness of judgment to the fire of Genius, by the melody and power of his numbers, gave sweetness to sense, and grace to philosophy. He employed the pointed brilliancy of wit to chastise the vices, and the eloquence of poetry to exalt the virtues...
Page 22 - SIDNEY, nurs'd in Learning's arms, For nobler war forsook her peaceful charms ; Like him, possess'd of every pleasing art. The secret wish of every virgin's heart ; Like him, cut off in youthful glory's pride, He, unrepining, for his country dy'd.
Page 26 - JOHN HAMPDEN, who with great Spirit and confummate Abilities, begun a noble Oppofition to an arbitrary Court, in Defence of the Liberties of his Country ; fupported them in Parliament, and died for them in the Field.
Page 26 - ... the strength of his country, by reducing the interest of the national debt; which he proposed to the House of Commons in the year 1737, and, with the assistance of Government, carried into effect in the year 1750, on terms of equal justice to Particulars and to the State; notwithstanding all the impediments which private interest could oppose to public spirit.
Page 31 - Comedy is the Imitation of Life, and the Mirror of Fafhion. The Poet's Effigies lies in a carelefs Pofture...