Fugitive Pieces On Various Subjects (volume 1);  A Dialogue On Beauty by Robert Dodsley

Fugitive Pieces On Various Subjects (volume 1); A Dialogue On Beauty

byRobert Dodsley

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1771 Excerpt: ... MODEST DEFENCE, OF G 'A MI N G. k.F aU the zealous Efforts that have been' made by the Reformers of this. Christian Age to check the Progress of Vice and Immorality, the Clamour against Gaming hath met with the greatest Number of Voices to support it: the Journalist worries it from the Press: the Preacher curses it most devoutly from the Pulpit; and tor crown afl, the Tragedian thunders against it from the Stage. This last courageous Author, in the Murry of his Valour, disdaining the Precaution of most Heroes, who have usually entered upon these Adventures, eased in Poetry, and armed at aft Points with Rhyme and Metaphor, sallies out with no earthly Weapon, but honest blunt Prose, upon the old Scheme of fighting Giants, and taming Monsters. But first he sends out his little Dwarf of of a a Prologue, to challenge the Hydra from hef Den, and to desire (he would come out and be tamed: they meet; and after a Fight of three Hours, the Monster having received some secret Wound, ilobody knows where, salls down and expires. So Moore of Moore-Hall With nothing at all Hath fiain the Dragon of Want ley. But, in the Name of Fortune, what has the Society of Game/lers done to provoke all this Violence? If the Zeal of Gentlemen lies upon their Handsj let them however employ it upon its proper Objects. There are Vices at least as epidemic as Gaming, and far more pernicious, that may employ all the Wit and Genius any modern Author has to sbare. Hath Extortion been baniflied from the Seat of Trade; Perjury from the Courts of Justice or hath Covent Garden been destroyed by Fire from Heaven? What Wisdom is it to connive at these Enormities, and vent our Spleen upon an innocent Diversion, which, if an Infirmity, is surely the Infirmity of Noble Minds? That this Cause should hi...

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Title:Fugitive Pieces On Various Subjects (volume 1); A Dialogue On BeautyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:78 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.16 inPublished:February 7, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217821006

ISBN - 13:9780217821001

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