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" The wits of Charles found easier ways to fame, Nor wish'd for Jonson's art, or Shakspeare's flame. Themselves they studied; as they felt, they writ: Intrigue was plot, obscenity was wit. "
The Poetical Works of Samuel Johnson: Collated with the Best Editions - Page 58
by Samuel Johnson - 1811 - 133 pages
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A Collection of Poems: In Four Volumes

Robert Dodsley - English poetry - 1755
...heart ; Cold approbation gave the ling'ring bays, For thofe who durft not cenfure, fcarce cou'd praife. A mortal born, he met the general doom, But left, like Egypt's kings, a lafting tomb. The "The wits of Charles found eafier ways to fame, Nor wifh'd for JOHNSON'S art, or...
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A Collection of Poems

1758
...heart ; Cold approbation gave the ling'ring bays, For thofe who durft not cenfure, fcarce cou'd praife, A mortal born, he met the general doom, But left, like Egypt's kings, a lafling tomb. The wits of Charles found eafier ways to fame, Nor wifh'd for JOHNSON'S art, or SHAKESPEAR'S...
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The History of the Theatres of London and Dublin: From the Year 1730 to the ...

Benjamin Victor - Theater - 1761
...Heart ; Cold Approbation gave the ling'ring Bays, For thofe who durft not cenfure, fcarce could praife. A Mortal born, he met the general Doom, But left, like Egypt's Kings, a lading Tomb. The Wits of Charles found eafier Ways to Fame, Nor wifh'd for Jobnfons Art, or Shakefpeari*...
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A Collection of Poems: In Six Volumes, Volume 1

Robert Dodsley - English poetry - 1765
...heart; Cold approbation gave the ling'ring bays, i For thofe who durft not cenfure, fcarce could praife. A mortal born, he met the general doom, But left, like Egypt's kings, a lafting tomb. The wits of Charles found eafier ways to fame, Norwifh'd for JOHNSON'S art, or SHAKESPEAR'S...
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A Collection of Poems, Volume 1

Robert Dodsley - English poetry - 1766
...heart; Cold approbation gave the ling'ring bays, For thofe who durft not cenfure, fcarce could praife. A mortal born, he met the general doom, But left, like Egypt's kings, a lafting tomb. The wit» of Charles found eafier ways to fame, Nor wifh'd for JOHNSON'S art, or SHAKESPEAR'S...
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Miscellaneous and Fugitive Pieces, Volume 2

Samuel Johnson - English literature - 1774
...Heart: Cold Approbation gave the ling'ring Bays For thofe who durft not cenfure, fcarce could praife. A Mortal born, he met the general Doom, But left, like Egypt's Kings, a lafting Tomb. The Wits of Charles found eafier Ways to Fame, Nor wifh'd for Jenforfa Art, or Skakefpeare't...
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Miscellaneous and Fugitive Pieces, Volume 2

Samuel Johnson - English literature - 1774 - 375 pages
...Heart : Cold Approbation gave the ling'ring Bays Forthofe who durff not cenfure, fcarce could praife. A Mortal born, he met the general Doom, But left, like Egypt's Kings, a lafting Tomb. The Wits of Charles found eafier Ways to Fame, Norwifli'd {orjwjin's Art, or Sbakeffearis...
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Memoirs of the life of David Garrick, Volume 1

Thomas Davies - 1780
...heart; Cold approbation gave the ling'ring bays, For thofe who dyrft not ccnfure, fcarce could praife,' A mortal born, he met the general doom, But left, like Egypt's kings, a lading tomb. The wits of Charles found eafief ways to fame, Nor wifli'd for Johnfon's art, or Shakefpeare's...
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The Theatrical Bouquet: Containing an Alphabetical Arrangement of the ...

Prologues and epilogues - 1780 - 337 pages
...hearty Cold approbation gave the lingering bays, For thofe who durft not ccnfure, fcarce could praifev A mortal born, he met the general doom,. But left like Egypt's kings, a lafting tomb. The wits of Charles found eafier ways to fame, Nor wifh'd for Jo'infon's art, or Shakefpear's...
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Memoirs of the Life of David Garrick, Esq: Interspersed with ..., Volume 1

Thomas Davies - Actors - 1781
...heart : Cold approbation gave the ling'ring bays, For thofe who durft not cenfure, fcarce could praife. A mortal born, he met the general doom, But left, like Egypt's kings, a lafting tomb. The wits of Charles found eafier ways to fame, Nor wifh'd for Jonfon's art, or Shakfpeare's...
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