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Mahol , th ' inferior world ' s fantastic face , Thro ' all the turns of matter ' s maze
did trace ; Great Nature ' s well - set clock in pieces took ; On all the springs and
smallest wheels did look Of life and motion ; and with equal art Made up again
Levity of thought naturally produced familiarity of language , and the familiar part
of language continues long the same : the dialogue of comedy , when it is
transcribed from popular manners and real life , is read from age to age with
... a numerous and well - fitted quire , All hand in hand do decently advance , And
to my song with smooth and equal measure dance ; While the dance lasts , how
long foe ' er it be , My musick ' s voice shall bear it company ; Till all gentle notes ...
Milton of Satan , His spear , to equal which the tallest pine Hewn on Norwegian
hills , to be the mast Of some great admiral , were but a wand , He walk ' d with .
His diction was in his own time censured as negligent . He seems not to have ...
But , not to defraud him of his due praise , he has given one example of
representative versification , which perhaps no other English line can equal :
Begin , be bold , and venture to be wise . He who defers this work from day to day
, Does on a ...
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