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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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A Poem to the Memory of William Congreve, Volume 9, Issue 2

James Thomson - 1843 - 32 pages
...to be Let. XVI illustrative of the personal character of a great poet, whose greatest praise is : " Not one immoral, one corrupted thought, One line, which dying he could wish to blot." not the exaggerated praise he has bestowed upon Pope, " For though not sweeter his own...
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Cyclopædia of English Literature: A History, Critical and ..., Volume 2

Robert Chambers - 1844
...laws ; For his chaste muse employed her heaven-taught lyre None but the noblest passions to inspire ; Chambers wish to blot. 0 may to-night your favourable doom Another laurel add to grace his tomb : Whilst he,...
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Conduct of Life: a Series of Essays ...

George Long - 1845 - 250 pages
...found of a decidedly immoral tendency. It was justly said of Thomson, that his writings contained " Not one immoral, one corrupted thought, One line which dying he could wish to blot." The same praise may be justly given to Mr. Wordsworth ; and perhaps a few (it is to...
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First Impressions of England and Its People

Hugh Miller - 1847 - 411 pages
...place among the British poets, and which contain, as he himself has characterized those of Thomson,— "Not one immoral, one corrupted thought,— One line which, dying, he could wish to blot." The younger Lyttleton wrote verses also ; but his, though not quite without merit, had...
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Dictionary of Dates, and Universal Reference, Relating to All Ages and ...

Joseph Haydn - 1851 - 673 pages
...has been inscribed the high and glowing eulogy so merited by the tendency of all he wrote : — • " Not one immoral, one corrupted thought, One line which, dying, he could wish LÜ blot." RIALTO, AT VENICE. This renowned bridge is mentioned by Shakspeare in his " Merchant...
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FIRST IMPRESSIONS OF ENGLAND AND ITS PEOPLE

HUGH MILLER - 1851
...among the British poets, and which contain, as he himself has characterized those of Thomson, — <c Not one immoral, one corrupted thought, — One line which, dying, he could wish to blot." The younger Lyttelton wrote verses also ; but his, though not quite without merit, had...
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The Literature and the Literary Men of Great Britain and Ireland, Volume 2

Abraham Mills - 1851
...laws ; For his chaste muse employed her heaven-taught lyre None but the noblest passions to inspire ; Not one immoral, one corrupted thought, One line which, dying, he could wish to blot. 0 may to-night your favourable doom Another laurel add to grace his tomb : Whilst he,...
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The Southern literary messenger, Volume 18

1852
...the purity of writings, throughout the whole of which we can, at this time, point out to the author Not one immoral, one corrupted thought, One line which, dying, he could wish to blot. Very especially do we admire that rare .artistic skill with which he so cunningly elaborates...
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The Poetical Works of James Thomson, Volume 1

James Thomson - 1854
...noblest passions to inspire, Not one immoral, one corrupted thought, One line, which dying he could wish to blot. Oh, may to-night your favourable doom Another laurel add to grace his tomb : Whilst he, superior now to praise or blame, Hears not the feeble voice of human fame. Yet...
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Sämmtliche Schriften, Volume 4

Gotthold Ephraim Lessing - 1854
...^at. — His chaste Muse employ'd her heav'iitaught lyre None but the noblest passions to inspire, Not one immoral, one corrupted thought, One line, which, dying, he could wish to blot. bt ©eine (е^фе SOÎufe Ьгаиф1е iljre ^tmmlifфe Se^er ju и{ф1в, als ju ©inflöffung...
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