Love of fame, the universal passion. In 7 satires [by E. Young].

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Page 39 - I'm nearer death in this verse than the last : What then is to be done ? be wise with speed : A fool at forty is a fool indeed. And what so foolish as the chase of fame ? How vain the prize ? how impotent our aim ? For what are men who grasp at praise sublime, But bubbles on the rapid stream of time, That rise, and fall, that swell, and are no more, Born and forgot, ten thousand in an hour ? LOVE OF FAME, Va SATIRE III.
Page 53 - tis glorious to offend, And godlike an attempt the world to mend; The world, where lucky throws to blockheads fall, Knaves know the game, and honest men pay all.
Page 105 - Who would not think that Abra was a maid ?" Some ladies are too beauteous to be wed ; For where's the man that's worthy of their bed ? If no disease reduce her pride before, Lavinia will be ravish'd at threescore.
Page 133 - One to destroy, is murder by the law ; And gibbets keep the lifted hand in awe : To murder thousands, takes a specious name, " War's glorious art,
Page 79 - Man's rich with little, were his judgment true; Nature is frugal, and her wants are few; Those few wants answer'd, bring sincere delights, But fools create themselves new appetites.
Page 139 - O blest ambition ! which can ne'er be vain. From one fam'd Alpine hill, which props the...
Page 21 - The man who builds, and wants wherewith to pay, Provides a home from which to run away.
Page 103 - tis to speak ; Through dreadful silence the pent heart might break ; Untaught to bear it, women talk away To God himself, and fondly think they pray. But sweet their accent, and their air...
Page 26 - And fewer shocks a statesman gives his friend. Is there a man of an eternal vein, "Who lulls the town in winter with his strain, At Bath, in summer, chants the reigning...
Page 9 - It is this conduct that justly makes a wit a term of reproach: which puts me in mind of Plato's fable of the birth of Love, one of the prettiest fables of all antiquity ; which will hold likewise with regard to modern poetry.

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