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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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Dictionary of Quotations from Ancient and Modern English and Foreign Sources ...

1893 - 658 pages
...2. For his chaste Muse employed her heaventaught lyre / None but the noblest passions to inspire, / s complaining, and dies disappointed. Sir W. Temple. Man always worships wish to blot. Littflton on rhftnson. For hope is but the dreani of those that wake. Prior. 5 For I...
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The Poet's Praise: From Homer to Swinburne

Estelle Davenport Adams - 1894 - 407 pages
...laws ; For his chaste 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. GEORGE, LORD LYTTELTON : Prologtie to Thomson's ' Coriolanus' Tho' Thomson, sweet descriptive...
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The Classic and the Beautiful from the Literature of Three ..., Volume 4

Henry Coppée - 1894
...to you then, will you hear or know ' ALGERNON CHAKLKS SWISBUKNE. PROLOGUE TO THOMSON'S "CORIOLANUS." NOT one immoral, one corrupted thought, One line which, dying, he could wish to blot. THE BRIDE OF THE DEAD. SHE has lighted her lamp and crowned it with flowers — The sweetest...
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James Thomson: sa vie et ses œuveres

Léon Alexandre Morel - 1895 - 678 pages
...know : For his chaste Muse employ'd her heaven-taught lyre Nonc but thé noblest passions lo inspire, Not one immoral, one corrupted thought, One line, which dying he could \\isti to blot. Les vers étaient beaux, parce que la douleur qu'ils exprimaient était sincère. L'acteur...
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Poetical Quotations from Chaucer to Tennyson: With Copious ..., Volume 1873

Samuel Austin Allibone - 1896 - 772 pages
...LYTTELTON. Fur his chaste Muse employ'd her heaventaught lyre None but the noblest passions to inspire ; N'ot 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 honour'd...
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Dictionary of National Biography, Volume 56

Leslie Stephen - 1898
...The actor is said to have broken down in repeating Lyttelton's prologue when he came to the lines : Not one immoral, one corrupted thought, One line, which dying, he could wish to blot. The proceeds were sent to Thomson's sisters. ' Coriolanus ' having been produced and...
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Chambers's Cyclopaedia of English Literature: A History Critical and ...

Robert Chambers - 1902
...laws ; For his chaste muse employed her heaven-taught lyre None but the noblest passions to inspire ; so easy my chain, That freedom is tasteless, and roving a pain. Through wish to blot. O may to-night your favourable doom Another laurel add to grace his tomb : Whilst he,...
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Chamber's Cyclopædia of English Literature, Volume 2

Robert Chambers - 1902
...laws ; For his chaste muse employed her heaven-taught lyre None but the noblest passions to inspire ; ps ; Wher wish to blot. О may to-night your favourable doom Another laurel add to grace his tomb : Whilst he,...
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Familiar Quotations: A Collection of Passages, Phrases, and Proverbs Traced ...

1903 - 1158 pages
...1709-1773. For his chaste Muse employ'd her heaven -tanght 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't Coriolanut. Women, like princes, find few real friends. Advice...
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Beginnings of Faith and Science

Ezra Morgan Wood - 1903 - 221 pages
...write Finis, it will be an eternal benediction to the soul to know that in all the volume there is "Not one immoral, one corrupted thought, One line which dying, he could wish to blot." But what of the Future? Is life a disappointment to most people? Many think so. To some...
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