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The polite companion: containing essays illustrated with passages from the poets, orators [T202654] [Vol.2]

DMI number:
981
Publication Date:
1749
Volume Number:
2 of 2
ESTC number:
T202654
EEBO/ECCO link:
CB3331064149
Shelfmark:
BOD 2699 f.37
Full Title:
THE | Polite Companion: | CONTAINING | ESSAYS | ON | VARIOUS SUBJECTS; | Illustrated with | PASSAGES | FROM THE | Most famous POETS, ORATORS, PHILO- | SOPHERS, and HISTORIANS. | [rule] | [epigraph] | [rule] | VOL. II. | [rule] | BIRMINGHAM: | Printed by THO. ARIS. | M.DCC.XLIX.
Epigraph:
Quicquid agunt homines nostri farrago libelli -- | --- Invenies dissecti membra poetae. HOR.
Place of Publication:
Birmingham
Genres:
Collection including prose
Format:
Duodecimo
Comments:
CONTENTS: Title-page; 'Eliza: a Novel' [pp.3- 25]; prose essays containing verse: 'Of the Vicissitude of Things' [pp.26-91], 'Of Fortitude' [pp.92-113], 'Of Retirement' [p.114-144], 'Of the Manner of Instruction among the Antients' [pp.145-198], 'Of Commerce' [p.199-217], 'Of Poetry' [pp.218-320], 'Moral Characters' [pp.321-349]; Index [11] Latin verse on p.137.
Other matter:
Prefatory Matter: None End Matter: Index to the two volumes [11p.]
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Title:
The polite companion: containing essays illustrated with passages from the poets, orators [T202654] [Vol.1]
Publication Date:
1749
ESTC No:
T202654
Volume:
2 of 1
Relationship:
Volume from the same edition
Comments:
Related People
Printer:
Thomas Aris
Confidence:
Absolute
Comments:
Content/Publication
First Line:
And yet the wholesome herb neglected dies
Page No:
pp.28-30
Poem Title:
[no title]
Attribution:
Thompson's Spring. [p.30]
Attributed To:
James Thomson
First Line:
All change but nothing finally decays
Page No:
pp.28-39
Poem Title:
Attribution:
[no title]
Attributed To:
First Line:
There lived as authors tell in days of yore
Page No:
pp.40-65
Poem Title:
The Cock and the Fox: Or, The Tale of the Nun's Priest.
Attribution:
Mr. Dryden [p.39]
Attributed To:
John Dryden
First Line:
Think on the slippery state of human things
Page No:
pp.76-77
Poem Title:
[no title]
Attribution:
Dryden. [p.77]
Attributed To:
John Dryden
First Line:
Suffice it now the Esquilian mount to reach
Page No:
pp.77-78
Poem Title:
[no title]
Attribution:
'from the same poem' [i.e., Dyer's 'Ruins of Rome'] p.78.
Attributed To:
First Line:
So revolves the scene
Page No:
pp.77-78
Poem Title:
[no title]
Attribution:
'Ruins of Rome' [i.e., John Dyer], p.78.
Attributed To:
First Line:
When first the frame of this vast ball was made
Page No:
pp.79-80
Poem Title:
[no title]
Attribution:
Mr. Congreve. [p.79]
Attributed To:
William Congreve
First Line:
Ah no tis all in vain believe me tis
Page No:
pp.93-94
Poem Title:
[no title]
Attribution:
Horace [p.93]
Attributed To:
Horace
First Line:
What has this bugbear death to frighten man
Page No:
pp.94-105
Poem Title:
[no title]
Attribution:
Attributed To:
First Line:
Though plunged in ills and exercised in care
Page No:
p.113
Poem Title:
[no title]
Attribution:
Attributed To:
First Line:
O happy if he knew his happy state
Page No:
p.[114]
Poem Title:
[no title]
Attribution:
'the prince of poets', [p.114]] Dryden's translation [p.118]
Attributed To:
John Dryden
First Line:
Me may the muses whose vowed priest I am
Page No:
pp.115-117
Poem Title:
[no title]
Attribution:
Thus translated by Dr. Trapp. [p.115]
Attributed To:
Joseph Trapp
First Line:
Hence vain deluding joys
Page No:
pp.118-123
Poem Title:
[no title]
Attribution:
Milton [p.118]
Attributed To:
John Milton
First Line:
And thou great father of the British floods
Page No:
pp.124-136
Poem Title:
[no title]
Attribution:
Mr. Pope [p.124]
Attributed To:
Alexander Pope
First Line:
Others lext luxury and pomp allure
Page No:
p.124
Poem Title:
[no title]
Attribution:
Attributed To:
First Line:
Let me be grateful but let far from me
Page No:
pp.126-129
Poem Title:
[no title]
Attribution:
Mr Philips [p.126]
Attributed To:
John Philips
First Line:
Thus thus and this deserved great Virgil's praise
Page No:
pp.130-132
Poem Title:
[no title]
Attribution:
Cowley [p.130]
Attributed To:
Abraham Cowley
First Line:
Hail old patrician trees so great and good
Page No:
pp.132-134
Poem Title:
[no title]
Attribution:
Cowley. [p.132]
Attributed To:
Abraham Cowley
First Line:
If ever ambition did my fancy cheat
Page No:
p.136
Poem Title:
[no title]
Attribution:
Cowley. [p.136]
Attributed To:
Abraham Cowley
First Line:
Though grief and fondness in my breast rebel
Page No:
pp.137-144
Poem Title:
[no title]
Attribution:
Mr. Johnson [p.137]
Attributed To:
Samuel Johnson
First Line:
I had hope
Page No:
pp.199-200
Poem Title:
[no title]
Attribution:
Milton [p.199]
Attributed To:
John Milton
First Line:
Hail sacred peace hail long expected days
Page No:
pp.201-203
Poem Title:
[no title]
Attribution:
in Windsor Forest, Pope. [p.201]
Attributed To:
Alexander Pope
First Line:
The unaltered will
Page No:
pp.205-208
Poem Title:
[no title]
Attribution:
Attributed To:
First Line:
Heavens what a goodly prospect spreads around
Page No:
pp.215-216
Poem Title:
[no title]
Attribution:
Thompson's Season. [p.215]
Attributed To:
James Thomson
First Line:
Number and rhyme and that harmonious sound
Page No:
p.240
Poem Title:
[no title]
Attribution:
Duke of Buckingham. [p.240]
Attributed To:
John Sheffield
First Line:
Still green with bays each ancient alter stands
Page No:
p.241
Poem Title:
[no title]
Attribution:
Pope. [p.241]
Attributed To:
Alexander Pope
First Line:
Me from the womb the midwife muse did take
Page No:
pp.241-242
Poem Title:
[no title]
Attribution:
Cowley. [p.241]
Attributed To:
Abraham Cowley
First Line:
Inhuman Sacharissa not to love
Page No:
pp.243-244
Poem Title:
Written on Mr. Waller.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
First Line:
Verse comes from heaven like inward light
Page No:
pp.246
Poem Title:
[no title]
Attribution:
Prior. [p.245]
Attributed To:
Matthew Prior
First Line:
Zephyr with Aurora playing
Page No:
p.247
Poem Title:
[no title]
Attribution:
Milton [p.248]
Attributed To:
John Milton
First Line:
Behold slow settling over the lurid grove
Page No:
pp.248-253
Poem Title:
[no title]
Attribution:
Thompson's Seasons. [p.248]
Attributed To:
James Thomson
First Line:
Thus raged the goddess and with fury fraught
Page No:
pp.254-257
Poem Title:
[no title]
Attribution:
Mr. Dryden's Translation.
Attributed To:
John Dryden
First Line:
Now from the sight of land our galleys move
Page No:
pp.257-258
Poem Title:
[no title]
Attribution:
Mr. Dryden's Translation. [p.254]
Attributed To:
John Dryden
First Line:
Thus spake the Aeolian fair whose sorrows move
Page No:
pp.258-263
Poem Title:
[no title]
Attribution:
Attributed To:
First Line:
A gloomy tempest rising from the main
Page No:
pp.263-264
Poem Title:
[no title]
Attribution:
'written by a boy of thirteen years of age, then at a grammar school in the North', p.263.
Attributed To:
First Line:
But when the swinging signs your ears offend
Page No:
pp.264-268
Poem Title:
[no title]
Attribution:
Mr. Gay, in his Trivia
Attributed To:
John Gay
First Line:
Near the Cimmerians lies a cavern deep
Page No:
pp.268-270
Poem Title:
[no title]
Attribution:
Attributed To:
First Line:
Beneath the gloomy covert of an yew
Page No:
pp.271-272
Poem Title:
[no title]
Attribution:
Attributed To:
First Line:
Mean time at distance from the scene of blood
Page No:
pp.272-274
Poem Title:
[no title]
Attribution:
II. XVIII. Pope's Trans. [p.272]
Attributed To:
Alexander Pope
First Line:
Then to the tent his hasty court he sped
Page No:
pp.274-278
Poem Title:
[no title]
Attribution:
Mr Pitt's Version. [.274]
Attributed To:
Christopher Pitt
First Line:
But he who found not whom his soul desired
Page No:
pp.278-283
Poem Title:
[no title]
Attribution:
Pope's Homer B. VI.
Attributed To:
Alexander Pope
First Line:
The lovely young Lavinia once had friends
Page No:
pp.284-288
Poem Title:
[no title]
Attribution:
Mr. Thompson's incomparable Seasons [p.284]
Attributed To:
James Thomson
First Line:
Mean time the monarch of the watery main
Page No:
pp.288-290
Poem Title:
[no title]
Attribution:
Attributed To:
First Line:
Health to Achilles happy are thy guests
Page No:
pp.291-294
Poem Title:
[no title]
Attribution:
Pope's Homer, B. IX. [p.291]
Attributed To:
Alexander Pope
First Line:
Hence let us go why waste we time in vain
Page No:
p.295
Poem Title:
[no title]
Attribution:
Attributed To:
First Line:
Where would thy fond thy vain enquiry go
Page No:
pp.295-297
Poem Title:
[no title]
Attribution:
Attributed To:
First Line:
Like mortal man great Jove grown fond of change
Page No:
pp.298-302
Poem Title:
[no title]
Attribution:
from Mr. Gay's trivia [p.298]
Attributed To:
John Gay
First Line:
Here as old bards have sung Diana strayed
Page No:
pp.302-304
Poem Title:
[no title]
Attribution:
Mr. Pope's Poem on Windsor Forest. [p.302]
Attributed To:
Alexander Pope
First Line:
As thus with glorious air and proud disdain
Page No:
pp.304-305
Poem Title:
[no title]
Attribution:
Pope's Translation.
Attributed To:
Alexander Pope
First Line:
Mezentius sees him through the squadron ride
Page No:
pp.305-306
Poem Title:
[no title]
Attribution:
Virg. Dryden Transl.
Attributed To:
John Dryden
First Line:
In brazen arms that cast a gleamy ray
Page No:
pp.306-307
Poem Title:
[no title]
Attribution:
Pope. [p.307]
Attributed To:
Alexander Pope
First Line:
As when some peasant in a bushy brake
Page No:
p.306
Poem Title:
[no title]
Attribution:
Dryden.
Attributed To:
First Line:
Freed from his keepers thus with broken reins
Page No:
p.307
Poem Title:
[no title]
Attribution:
Virg. B. XI. [p.307]
Attributed To:
First Line:
As men in slumbers seem with speedy pace
Page No:
p.307
Poem Title:
[no title]
Attribution:
Pope's Homer XXII. [p.307]
Attributed To:
Alexander Pope
First Line:
And as when heavy sleep has closed the sight
Page No:
pp.307-308
Poem Title:
[no title]
Attribution:
Virg. Aen. XII. [p.307]
Attributed To:
First Line:
Surprised with fear he fled along the field
Page No:
p.308
Poem Title:
[no title]
Attribution:
Virg. Dryd. L. XII.
Attributed To:
First Line:
So spake the eternal father and fulfilled
Page No:
p.309
Poem Title:
Attribution:
Milton [p.308]
Attributed To:
John Milton
First Line:
Now to the ascent of that steep savage hill
Page No:
pp.309-310
Poem Title:
[no title]
Attribution:
Milton, B. IV.
Attributed To:
John Milton
First Line:
Then to secure the camp and naval powers
Page No:
p.319
Poem Title:
[no title]
Attribution:
Pope trans. [p.319]
Attributed To:
Alexander Pope
First Line:
Of these the false Achitophel was first
Page No:
pp.328-329
Poem Title:
Character of Achitophel (Lord Shaftsbury, Lord Chancellor in the time of K. Charles the Second.)
Attribution:
Dryden's Absolom and Achitophel.
Attributed To:
John Dryden
First Line:
A man so various that he seemed to be
Page No:
pp.329-330
Poem Title:
Zimri, (D. of Buckingham.)
Attribution:
ibid. [i.e., Dryden's Absalom and Achitophel]
Attributed To:
John Dryden
First Line:
Doeg though without knowing how or why
Page No:
pp.330-332
Poem Title:
Doeg, (Settle)
Attribution:
ibid. [i.e., Dryden's Absalom and Achitophel]
Attributed To:
John Dryden
First Line:
No stop your noses readers all and some
Page No:
pp.332-333
Poem Title:
Og, (Shadwell)
Attribution:
Ibid., [i.e., Dryden's Absalom and Achitophel]
Attributed To:
John Dryden