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" To bridle a goddess is no very delicate idea; but why must she be bridled? because she longs to launch ? an act which was never hindered by a bridle: and whither will she launch? into a nobler strain. "
Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine - الصفحة 96
1821
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The Lives of the English Poets: cowley. Denham. Milton. Butler. Rochester ...

Samuel Johnson - 1858 - عدد الصفحات: 418
...for King William? Addison, however, never printed the piece. Fir'd with that name — I bridle in my struggling: Muse with pain, That longs to launch into a nobler strain. To bridle a goddess is no very delicate idea; but why must she be bridled? because she longs to launch;...

A manual of English grammar

James Alexander McMullen - 1860 - عدد الصفحات: 170
...a metaphor; as, Her hair was golden threads. Mixed metaphors are very inelegant — I bridle in my struggling muse with pain That longs to launch into a nobler strain. The muse is represented as a goddess, but here in the first line She is bridled; in the next wishes...

Oratory Made Easy. A Guide to the Composition of Speeches ...

Charles Hartley - 1870 - عدد الصفحات: 74
...Dr. Johnson has so justly ridiculed, is another example of similar confusion : — "I bridle in my struggling muse with pain, That longs to launch into a nobler strain." The muse figured by a horse may, as Dr. Blair says, be bridled, but when we speak of launch, we make...

Gentleman's Magazine and Historical Review, المجلد 231

1871 - عدد الصفحات: 910
...would be difficult to match for false writing. This it is — the opening lines : — I bridle in my struggling muse with pain, That longs to launch into a nobler strain. Dr. Johnson's analysis of this figure is at once so concise, so acute, so just, and withal so humorous,...

Autopaedia: Or, Instructions on Personal Education: Designed for Yound Men

James McCrie - 1871 - عدد الصفحات: 652
...the senses of men chase fumes, and the fumes mantle their reason. Addison says, — " I bridle in my struggling muse with pain, That longs to launch into a nobler strain." Thus he Indies a goddess, and then he does this because she longs to launch. He thus hinders a launch...

School-composition: Being Advanced Language-lessons for Grammar Schools

William Swinton - 1874 - عدد الصفحات: 180
...metaphors is combining in one sentence two inconsistent metaphors on the same subject. " I bridle in my struggling muse with pain, That longs to launch into a nobler strain." — ADDISON. Here Addison makes his muse first a steed to be " bridled in," then a ship to be " launched."...

The Science of Rhetoric: An Introduction to the Laws of Effective Discourse

David Jayne Hill - 1877 - عدد الصفحات: 330
...board • and wait the wind That shortly blows us unto worlds unknown. — Young. (81) I bridle in my struggling muse with pain, That longs to launch into a nobler strain. — Addison. (22) I will bury myself in my books, and the Devil may pip« to his own. — Tennyson....

Studies in English Literature: Being Typical Selections of British and ...

William Swinton - 1882 - عدد الصفحات: 686
...be mixed. A familiar example is afforded by the following couplet from Addison : *' I bridle in my struggling Muse with pain, That longs to launch into a nobler strain." Here the Muse, a goddess, is spoken of as being " bridled." Then, after raising the image of a horse,...

A Handbook of Poetics: For Students of English Verse

Francis Barton Gummere - 1885 - عدد الصفحات: 280
...should not "mix" metaphors. The usual example quoted for warning is the couplet:—- " I bridle in my struggling muse with pain, That longs to launch into a nobler strain." This assumes a likeness of the main object to objects that are themselves mutually incongruous. The...

A Practical Rhetoric: For Instruction in English Composition and Revision in ...

J. Scott Clark - 1886 - عدد الصفحات: 410
..."Many a youth launches forth on the journey of life with no fixed end in view." 10. " I bridle in my struggling muse with pain, That longs to launch into a nobler strain." 11. " His thoughts soared up from earth like fire, and winged their flight to distant stars." 12. "...




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