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" The teeming mother anxious for her race, Begs for each birth the fortune of a face: Yet Vane could tell what ills from beauty spring; And Sedley curs'd the form that pleas'da king. "
Boswell's Life of Johnson: Tour to the Hebrides (1773) and Journey into ... - Stran 43
avtor: James Boswell - 1887
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1709-March 18, 1776

James Boswell - 1907
...danger attending on female beauty is mentioned, has very generally, I believe, been misunderstood : " Yet VANE could tell what ills from beauty spring. And Sedley curs'd the form that pleas'da king." The lady mentioned in the first of these verses was not the celebrated Lady...
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Selections from the Works of Samuel Johnson

Samuel Johnson - 1909 - 479 strani
...of dotage flow, )( And Swift expires a driv'ler and a show. The teeming mother anxious for her racev Yet Vane could tell what ills from beauty spring; And Sedley curs'd the form that pleas'da king, nymphs of rosy lips and radiant eyes, Pleasure keeps too busy to be wise;...
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Suggestions: Literary Essays

Ernest Edward Kellett - 1923 - 212 strani
...two and two make five. Yet no one is shocked by reading in the Vanity of Human Wishes (line 3 19): The teeming mother, anxious for her race, Begs for each birth the fortune of a face \ a wish which, to Elizabethans, would have appeared not only vain, but directed to a ridiculously...
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English Satire and Satirists

Hugh Walker - 1925 - 325 strani
...flow. And Swift expires a driv'ler and a show." The mother prays for beauty for her daughters : — " Yet Vane could tell what ills from beauty spring, And Sedley curs'd the form that pleas'da king." This great moral piece contains less than four hundred lines. How many poems...
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The Copeland Reader: An Anthology of English Poetry and Prose, Količina 1

Charles Townsend Copeland - 1926 - 1687 strani
...wise? From Marlb'rough's eyes the streams of dotage flow, And Swift expires a driv'ler and a show. to be form that pleas'da king. Ye nymphs of rosy lips and radiant eyes, Whom Pleasure keeps too busy to be...
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The Columbia Anthology of British Poetry

Carl R. Woodring, James Shapiro - 1995 - 891 strani
...wise! From Marlborough's eyes the streams of dotage flow, And Swift expires a driveler and a show. The teeming mother, anxious for her race, Begs for each birth the fortune of a face: 320 Yet Vane could tell what ills from beauty spring; And Sedley cursed the form that pleased a king....
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The AP English Language and Composition

Pauline Beard, Robert Liftig, James S. Malek - 2003 - 353 strani
...retire to peace. But few there are whom hours like these await, Who set unclouded in the gulfs of Fate. The teeming mother, anxious for her race, Begs for each birth the fortune of a face: 45 Ye nymphs of rosy lips and radiant eyes, Whom Pleasure keeps too busy to be wise, Whom Joys with...
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Some Old Scots Judges: Anecdotes and Impressions

William Forbes Gray - 2005 - 317 strani
...that the author was mistaken in giving Vane and Sedley as examples of " unfortunate fair ones," in the following passage : The teeming mother, anxious...beauty spring ; And Sedley curs'd the charms which pleas 'da king. But whether the Doctor took up the challenge, or bowed to the superior wisdom of the...
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