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" Not one immoral, one corrupted thought, One line, which dying he could wish to blot. "
London Magazine: Or, Gentleman's Monthly Intelligencer... - Page 38
1749
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The Lives of the Poets of Great Britain and Ireland, to the Time ..., Volume 5

Robert Shiells - 1753
...Thomfon's Coriolanus, His chafte mufe employ'd her heav'n-taught [lyre . None but the nobleft paffions to infpire, Not one immoral, one corrupted thought, One line, which dying he could wifh to blot. ALEXANDER PoPE, Efq; THIS illuftrious poet was born at London, in 1688, and was defended...
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SEVERAL HANDS - 1762
....• For his challe Mufe employ'd her heav'n-taught lyre N'one but the nobleft pafiions to inlpire. Not one immoral, one corrupted thought, One line, which dying, he could wiih to blot. But to come to Mr. Murdoch's Narrative. Mr. Thomfon was born at Ednam, in the {hire of...
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The Works of James Thomson: With His Last Corrections and Improvements. ...

James Thomson - 1766
...laws; For his chajle muft employtd her heav'n.taught lyff Nont hut the nohlefl paj/iom to infpirc,. Not one immoral; one corrupted thought, One line, which dying he could iaijh to Hot, •Oh, may to.night your favourahle doom Another laurel add to grace his tomh: Whiljl...
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The Works of James Thomson: With His Last Corrections and ..., Volume 4

James Thomson - 1774
...virtue's, pure/I laws; For his chajle Muftt empty d her heav'n-taught lyre None but the noble/1 pa/ions to infpire, Not one immoral, one corrupted thought. One line, -which, dying, he couU wi/Ji to blot. Oh, may to-night your favourable doom Another laurel add to grace his tomb : Whilft...
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Bell's Edition, Volumes 95-96

John Bell - 1782
...10 For his chaste Muse employ'd her heav'n-taught None but the noblest passions to inspire ; [lyre Not one immoral one corrupted thought One line which dying he could wish to blot. Oh ! may to night your favourable doom tg Another laurel add to grace his tomb, Whilst...
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The Works of the English Poets: With Prefaces, Biographical and ..., Volume 56

Samuel Johnson - 1779
...nobleft paffions to infpire, Not one immoral, one corrupted thought, One lme, which dying he could wifli to blot. Oh! may to-night your favourable doom Another laurel add, to grace his tombi Whilft he, fuperior now to praife or blame, . . .. Hears not the feeble voice of human fame....
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Dialogues of the Dead with the Living

Philip Parsons - 1779 - 227 pages
...his noble panegyrift : His chafte Mule employ'd her heaven-taught lyre, None but the nobleft pafllons to infpire, Not one immoral, one corrupted thought, One line which, dying, he might wifli to blot* But I dwell no longer on • the fubject ; I fee conviction and concern in your...
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The Works of the English Poets: Lyttelton; West; Gray

Samuel Johnson - 1779
...Virtue's pureft laws ; For his ch'afte Mufe employ'd her heaven-taught lyre None but the noblcft paffions to infpire, Not one immoral, one corrupted thought, One line, which dying he could wifh to blot. Oh ! may to-night your favourable doom Another laurel add, to grace his tomb i Whilft...
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An Apology for the Life of George Anne Bellamy: Late of Covent-Garden ...

George Anne Bellamy - 1785
...virtue's pureft laws ; For his challe mufe employ'd her heav'n-taught lyre None but the noblcll paffions to infpire ; Not one immoral, one corrupted thought, One line which dying he could wifh to blot. Oh ! may to-night your favourable doom Another laurel add to grace his tomb. \Vhilft...
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Bell's Edition, Volumes 91-92

John Bell - 1787
...with tender woe:— For his chafte Mufe employ'd her heav'n-taught lyre| None but the nobleft paifiona to infpire : Not one immoral, one corrupted thought, One line which, dying, he could wifh to blot. — PROL.TOCORIOL.V 0 L. i. L ON DON: PRIKTSD BY #rg AND ^TouCliman, MOORFIELDS, Anno...
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