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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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"Their Majesties' Servants.": Annals of the English Stage, from ..., Volume 1

Dr. Doran (John) - 1865
...of a poet, whose " Muse employ'd 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." The last night Quin played as an engaged actor, was at Covent Garden, on the 15th of...
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Charlie Villars at Cambridge, Volume 2

George Loftus Tottenham - 1868
...that — ' 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.' ' He's very young,' said Drummond, handing Townsend a box of cigarets ; ' he may improve....
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Treasury of Choice Quotations

Treasury - 1869 - 458 pages
...1709-1773. 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. Prologue to Thomsoris Coriolanns. None without hope e'er loved the brightest fair, But...
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English Literature: Considered as an Interpreter of English History

Henry Coppée - 1873 - 476 pages
...he says: " 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." The praise accorded him in this much-quoted line is justly his due : it is greater praise...
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The American Bibliopolist, Volume 6

1874
...attached. London, 1667. $1.50 COLLECTION OF ENGLISH SONGS. With an Appendix. 8vo, calf. London, 1796. $3.25 "Not one immoral, one corrupted thought ; One line, which dying, he could wish to blot." COLLIEB, JOHN PAYNE. Book of Hoxburghe Ballads. 4», half calf. Scarce. Lon~ don, 1847....
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Familiar Quotations: Being an Attempt to Trace to Their Source Passages and ...

John Bartlett - 1874 - 778 pages
...1709-1773. 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. Prologue to Thomson's Coriolanus. Women, like princes, find few real friends. Adviee...
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Poetical Quotations from Chaucer to Tennyson: With Copious Indexes ...

Samuel Austin Allibone - 1875 - 772 pages
...LYTTELTON. For his chaste Muse employ'd her heaventaught lyre None but the noblest passions to inspire; Not one immoral, one corrupted thought, One line which, dying, he could wish to blot. LORD LYTTELTON : Prologue to Thomson's Coriolanus. What neede my Shakespeare for his...
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Familiar Quotations: Being an Attempt to Trace Their Sources, Passages and ...

John Bartlett - 1875 - 864 pages
...1709-1773. 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 Prologue to Thomson's Coriolanus. Women, like princes, find few real friends. Advice to...
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Carleton's Hand-book of Popular Quotations

G.W. Carleton & Co - 1877 - 340 pages
...Muse. — For his chaste MUSE employed her heaven-taught lyre None but the noblest passious to iuspire, Not one immoral, one corrupted thought. One line which, dying, he could wish to blot. Lord LYTTELTON, ProUigne to Thomton's CorManus. Music. — I am never merry when I hear...
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Essays and Lyrics

Samuel Smiles Jerdan - 1878 - 218 pages
...what is called "the fleshly school" of poetry. In his own writings he " uttered nothing base "— " Not one immoral, one corrupted thought, One line which, dying, he could wish to blot." LITERARY REMAINS. As already remarked, Mr. JERDAN'S prose writings took the ephemeral...
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