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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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Chats on Writers and Books, Volume 1

John N. Crawford - 1903
...Lyttleton : 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. Dr. Johnson, whose life of the poet is not very friendly, his dislike being probably...
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The Ridpath Library of Universal Literature: A Biographical and ..., Volume 16

John Clark Ridpath - 1903
...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. Oh, may to-night your favorable doom Another laurel add to grace his tomb ; Whilst he,...
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The Mystic Spring: And Other Tales of Western Life

David Williams Higgins - 1904 - 407 pages
...NOVELIST. " 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." — Lyttleton. IT was at the close of a beautiful day in the month of April, 1868, that...
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The World's Best Poetry ...

John Vance Cheney, Sir Charles George Douglas Roberts, Charles Francis Richardson, Francis Hovey Stoddard, John Raymond Howard - 1904
...BRYANT. From 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. LORD LYTTELTON. I can no more believe old Homer blind,...
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Lives of the English Poets: Swift-Lyttelton

Samuel Johnson - 1905
...first edition this Life ends here. The ' Prologue to Sophonisba, by Pope and Mallet ' followed. 3 ' Not one immoral, one corrupted thought, One line which dying he could wish to blot.' Prologue to Coriolanus, Works, iv. 182. ' M. Despre"aux [Boileau] s'applaudissait fort...
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Pennsylvania School Journal, Volume 55

1906
...his thought pure, and his language chaste. It may be said of Dickens, as Lyttleton sang of Thomson : Not one immoral, one corrupted thought, One line, which dying he could wish to blot. Dean Farrar thinks Dickens was a truly religious man. At all events, he had a loyal belief...
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1730-1784

Charles Wells Moulton - 1910
...laws; 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. — LYTTELTON, GEORGE LORD, 1749, Prologue to Thomson's "Coriolanus." Thomson was blessed...
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HOYT'S NEW CYCLOPEDIA OF PRACTICAL QUOTATIONS

KATE LOUISE ROBERTS - 1922
...SPENSER) ID For his chaste Muse employed her heaventaught lyre None but the noblest passions to inspire, d ground? Has earth a clod Its Maker mean'd wish to blot. LORD LYTTLETON — Prologue to Thomson's Coriolanus. 17 (See also SWIFT) Non scribit,...
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The Most Disreputable Trade: Publishing the Classics of English Poetry 1765-1810

Thomas F. Bonnell - 2008 - 408 pages
...tender woe :— For his cliafte Mufe employ'il her heaven-taught lyre, Nons but the nobleft paffions to infpire : Not one immoral, one corrupted thought, One line which, dying, liecould'wifh to blot.— PROL. TO VOL. I. LONDON; PRINTED FOB JOSEPH WENMAN, No. 14$, FLEET-STREET....
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The Monthly Review, Or, Literary Journal, Volume 26

1762
...Thomfon's Coriolanus : . For Ms chafte Mufe cnnploy'd her heav'n-tanght lyre None bpt the ncbldt pafiions to infpire. Not one immoral, one corrupted thought, One line, which dying, he could wilh to blot. But to cprne to Mr. Murdoch's Narrative. Mr. Thomfon was. born at Ednam, in the fliire...
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