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The selected word "but" appears 69 times in the following 28 texts (sorted by results):

  1. A Long Story  (9 results)
            20    Can you do nothing but describe?
            24    But rustling in their silks and tissues.
            31    But Cobham had the polish given,
            34    Coarse panegyrics would but tease her.
            56    But bounce into the parlour entered.
            74    But that they left the door ajar,
            80    But left a spell upon the table.
            94    But, with a blush on recollection,
          117    But soon his rhetoric forsook him,

  2. Agrippina, a Tragedy  (8 results)
            11    And would have dropped, but that her pride restrained it?
            49    The mask of prudence; but a heart like mine,
          128    (Slaves from the womb, created but to stare
          134    That anciently appeared, but when, extends
          152    But soft! why do I waste the fruitless hours
          161    But not to Antium— all shall be confessed,
          163    Has spread among the crowd; things that but whispered
          181    Let me not fall alone; but crush his pride,

  3. The Characters of the Christ-Cross Row, By a Critic, To Mrs —  (4 results)
            11    No more, our Esthers now are nought but Hetties,
            20    All, all but Grannam Osborne's Gazetteer.
            23    But why on such mock grandeur should we dwell?
            30    Like Punch he peeps, but soon pops in again.

  4. [Imitated] From Propertius. Lib: 2: Eleg: 1.  (4 results)
            55    But nor Callimachus' enervate strain
            71    But she, the mistress of my faithful breast,
            80    And find a cure for every ill but love.
          100    When the short marble but preserves a name,

  5. The Progress of Poesy. A Pindaric Ode  (4 results)
            72    Mute, but to the voice of anguish?
          101    He saw; but blasted with excess of light,
          111    But ah! 'tis heard no more—
          123    Beneath the Good how far— but far above the Great.

  6. The Candidate  (3 results)
              8    But his nose is a shame and his eyes are so lewd!
            13    But his character, Phyzzy, his morals, his life;
            14    When she died, I can't tell, but he once had a wife.

  7. Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard  (3 results)
            36    The paths of glory lead but to the grave.
            49    But Knowledge to their eyes her ample page
            66    Their growing virtues, but their crimes confined;

  8. [Lines Spoken by the Ghost of John Dennis at the Devil Tavern]  (3 results)
            11    But happy fields and mansions free from pain,
            43    But Mrs. Oldfield is become a nun.
            49    But differ something from the world in fashions.

  9. [Translation from Dante, Inferno Canto xxxiii 1-78]  (3 results)
            11    Sent hither; but a Florentine my ear,
            44    But yet in low and uncompleted sounds
            61    That house of woe. But oh! when I beheld

  10. William Shakespeare to Mrs Anne, Regular Servant to the Revd Mr Precentor of York  (3 results)
              2    (But stint your clack for sweet St Charitie)
              8    But what awaits me now is worst of all.
            11    But may not honey's self be turned to gall

  11. [The Alliance of Education and Government. A Fragment]  (2 results)
            19    But Tyranny has fixed her empire there,
            84    Not but the human fabric from the birth

  12. [The Death of Hoel]  (2 results)
              1    Had I but the torrent's might,
            20    But none from Cattraeth's vale return,

  13. [Hymn to Ignorance. A Fragment]  (2 results)
              7    But chiefly thee, whose influence breathed from high
            23    Oh say— she hears me not, but, careless grown,

  14. Ode for Music  (2 results)
            35    But hark! the portals sound and, pacing forth
            63    'Sweet music's melting fall, but sweeter yet

  15. [Ode on the Pleasure Arising from Vicissitude]  (2 results)
            13    But chief the sky-lark warbles high
            59    Their dull but daily round.

  16. [Translation from Statius, Thebaid VI 646-88, 704-24]  (2 results)
            24    All but two youths the enormous orb decline:
            45    Nor tempts he yet the plain but, hurled upright,

  17. [Translation] From Tasso [Gerusalemme Liberata] Canto 14, Stanza 32-9.  (2 results)
            23    So moved the seer, but on no hardened plain:
            36    I shall unfold; but first dismiss your fears,

  18. The Bard. A Pindaric Ode  (1 result)
          105    'But oh! what solemn scenes on Snowdon's height

  19. The Descent of Odin. An Ode  (1 result)
            86    But mother of the giant-brood!

  20. Imitated from Propertius, Lib: 3: Eleg: 5:  (1 result)
            54    But pictured horror and poetic woes?

  21. [Lines on Dr Robert Smith]  (1 result)
              4        But because he has writ about seeing.

  22. Ode on the Death of a Favourite Cat, Drowned in a Tub of Gold Fishes  (1 result)
            13    Still had she gazed; but 'midst the tide

  23. Ode on the Spring  (1 result)
            36    But flutter through life's little day,

  24. Satire on the Heads of Houses; or, Never a Barrel the Better Herring  (1 result)
            25    But the Master of Emmanuel

  25. [Sketch of his Own Character]  (1 result)
              6    But left church and state to Charles Townshend and Squire.

  26. Song I  (1 result)
              8    They smile, but reply not. Sure Delia will tell me!

  27. Sonnet [on the Death of Mr Richard West]  (1 result)
              7    My lonely anguish melts no heart but mine;

  28. Stanzas to Mr Bentley  (1 result)
            17    But not to one in this benighted age

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