The Marlborough magazine, ed. by Amicus Amico

Amicus amico (pseud)

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第20页 - Presently my soul grew stronger ; hesitating then no longer, "Sir," said I, "or Madam, truly your forgiveness I implore ; But the fact is I was napping, and so gently you came rapping, And so faintly you came tapping, tapping at my chamber door, That I scarce was sure I heard you.
第20页 - Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary, Over many a quaint and. curious volume of forgotten lore — While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping, As of some one gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door. " "Tis some visitor," I muttered, "tapping at my chamber door — Only this and nothing more.
第27页 - And the sweetest Bliss of blisses, Breathing from thy balmy kisses, Happy thrice, and thrice again, Happiest he of happy men...
第66页 - We have no City-Poet now: that is an office which has gone into disuse. The last was Elkanah Settle. There is something in names which one cannot help feeling. Now Elkanah Settle sounds so queer, who can expect much from that name? We should have no hesitation to give it for John Dryden, in preference to Elkanah Settle, from the names only, without knowing their different merits.
第19页 - What do you think of that, my cat? What do you think of that, my dog?
第65页 - couple common faculties, such as our own, with the other faculties that astonish us, and are so far out of our sight. Therefore it is, that we give such savage form to demons ; and who does not give Tamerlane great eyebrows, wide nostrils, a dreadful face, and a prodigious stature, according to the imagination he has conceived in us, by the report of his name ?" Here is the motive which accounts for much apparent extravagance. As closely allied to the foregoing, may we not...