The Rape Of The Lock, With The Epistle To Dr. Arbuthnot; With Introductory And Explanatory Notes…

Paperback | October 12, 2012

byAlexander Pope

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1885 edition. Excerpt: ...(While Hampton's echoes "Wretched maid!" re-plied,) "Was it for this you took such constant care 560 The bodkin, comb, and essence to prepare? For this your locks in paper durance bound? For this with tort'ring irons wreath'd around? For this with fillets strain'd your tender head, And bravely bore the double loads of lead? 565 Gods! shall the ravisher display your hair, While the fops envy, and the ladies stare? Honor forbid! at whose unrivall'd shrine Ease, pleasure, virtue, all our sex resign. Methinks already I your tears survey, 570 Already hear the horrid things they say, Already see you a degraded toast, And all your honor in a whisper lost! How shall I then your helpless fame defend? 'Twill then be infamy to seem your friend! 575 And shall this prize, th' inestimable prize, Expos'd through crystal to the gazing eyes, And heighten'd by the diamond's circling rays, On that rapacious hand for ever blaze? Sooner shall grass in Hyde-park Circus grow, 580 And wits take lodgings in the sound of Bow; 555. Vent is generally a smf.U opening, but not necessarily so. Furies used generally, not specifically, as in Lycidas, 75. 661. Bodkin. Bee above, 1. T, I. 664. Fillet--headband, snood, 565. Curl-papers fastened with lead. 567. Fops. "Fop" and "fopling" and "beau" were the special words at this time for what at other times has been called "buck." "dandy." 677. What word in this line would our present usage omit? 574 Circling--encircling. So pates for "impales." 580. Hyde-Park Circus. See above, 1. 44. 681. In the sound of Bow, 1. e. amongst the "cits," or in any sort of neighborhood to Grub Street. The city was but one large butt for the Jests of the...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1885 edition. Excerpt: ...(While Hampton's echoes "Wretched maid!" re-plied,) "Was it for this you took such constant care 560 The bodkin...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:28 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.06 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217850391

ISBN - 13:9780217850391

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