|John Bartlett (18201905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.|
|Oliver Goldsmith. (1730?1774) (continued)|
| Hope, like the gleaming tapers light,|
Adorns and cheers our way; 1
And still, as darker grows the night,
Emits a brighter ray.
| The Captivity. Act ii.|
| Our Garrick s a salad; for in him we see|
Oil, vinegar, sugar, and saltness agree!
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| Who mixd reason with pleasure, and wisdom with mirth:|
If he had any faults, he has left us in doubt.
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| Who, born for the universe, narrowd his mind,|
And to party gave up what was meant for mankind;
Though fraught with all learning, yet straining his throat
To persuade Tommy Townshend to lend him a vote.
Who too deep for his hearers still went on refining,
And thought of convincing while they thought of dining:
Though equal to all things, for all things unfit;
Too nice for a statesman, too proud for a wit.
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| His conduct still right, with his argument wrong.|
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| A flattering painter, who made it his care|
To draw men as they ought to be, not as they are.
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| Here lies David Garrick, describe me who can,|
An abridgment of all that was pleasant in man.
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| As a wit, if not first, in the very first line.|
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| On the stage he was natural, simple, affecting;|
T was only that when he was off he was acting.
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| He cast off his friends as a huntsman his pack,|
For he knew when he pleasd he could whistle them back.
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| Who pepperd the highest was surest to please.|
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Hope, like the tapers gleamy light,
Adorns the wretchs way.
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