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" I am as free as Nature first made man, ^) Ere the base laws of servitude began, > When wild in woods the noble savage ran. "
Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets: With Critical Observations on Their ... - Page 380
by Samuel Johnson - 1854
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Poetical Miscellanies: Consisting of Original Poems and Translations

Sir Richard Steele - English poetry - 1714 - 318 pages
...Shock of Death we dare not ftand, By Thought fcarce meafurM, and too fwift for Sand : 'Tis but becaufe the living Death ne'er knew, They fear to prove it, as a Thing that's new. Dr. Tyr. Love. Tis better once to die, than ftill to fear. Dryd. Conq. of Gran. pi What...
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A Short and Easie Method with the Deists: Wherein the Certainty of the ...

Charles Leslie - Apologetics - 1723 - 132 pages
...Daniel de Foe, who certainly knew his own Scheme. To be as- free as Nature flrfl made Man, E'er the bate Laws of Servitude began. When wild in Woods the noble Savage ran. This is their wild Notion of an indefendent State of Nature. But the Vanity and Falfehood of this brutal...
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The Dramatick Works of John Dryden, Esq: Secret love: or, The maiden queen ...

John Dryden - 1725
...(hock of Death we dare not (land, By Thought fcarce meafur'd, and too fwift for Sand: 'Tis but becaufe the Living Death ne'er knew, They fear to prove it as a thing that's new. Let me th'Experiment before you try, Г1! flio w you full how Ťalle 'tis to die. МЛХ....
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The Works of the English Poets: With Prefaces, Biographical and ..., Volume 61

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1772
...Ere the bafe laws of fervitude began, When wild in woods the noble favage ran. — 'Tis but becaufe the Living death ne'er knew, • They fear to prove it as a thing that's new : .Let me th' experiment before you try, I'll fhow you firft how eafy 'tis to die. u 3 —There...
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Prefaces, Biographical and Critical, to the Works of the English Poets, Volume 3

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1779
...the bale laws of fervitude began, When wild in woods the noble favage, ] ran. — 'Tis .but becaule the .Living death ne'er knew, They fear to prove it as a thing that's new : Let me th' experiment before you try, I'll fhow you firft how eafy 'tis to die. —There...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson.LL.D..: The lives of the English poets

Samuel Johnson - 1792
...free as Nature firft made man, •% When wild in woods the noble favage ran. J —'Tis but becaufe the Living death ne'er knew, They fear to prove it as a thing that's new; Let me th' experiment before you try, I'll mew you firft how eafy 'tis to die. —There...
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The Lives of the English Poets: and a Criticism of Their Work

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1795 - 536 pages
...the bafe laws of fervitude began, 5 When wild in woods the noble favage f ran. J — 'Tis but becaufe the Living death ne'er knew, They fear to prove it as a thing that's new; Let me th' experiment before you try, I'll fhow you firft how eafy 'tis to die. • —...
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Lives

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1800
...• Ere the base laws of servitude began, When wild ia woods the noble savapje ran. —Tis 1-. ' . Tis but because the Living death ne'er knew, They fear to prove it as a thing that's new : Let me th' experiment before you try, I[ll shew you first how easy 'tis to die. . —...
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Lives of English poets

Samuel Johnson - 1801
...the bafe laws of fervitude began, v When wild in woods the noble lavage ran. * —'Tis but becaufe the Living death ne'er knew, They fear to prove it as a thing that's new : Let me th' experiment before you try, I'll fhew you firft how eafy 'tis to die. —There...
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The works of the poets of Great Britain and Ireland. With prefaces ..., Volume 1

Great Britain - 1804
...first made man, Ere the base laws of servitude began, When wild ia woods the noble savage ran. — Tis but because the Living death ne'er knew, They fear to prove it as a thing that's new : Let me th' experiment before you try, I'll shew you first how easy 'tis to die. . —There...
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