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The Works of the English Poets, from Chaucer to Cowper: Including the Series ...
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Adrastus appears arms bands beauty breast character charms chief course death deep dread Earth equal ev'ry eyes fair fall fame fate fear field fight fire force give glory gods grace hand head hear heart Heav'n hero honour hope human kind king land laws leave light live lord lost means merit mighty mind mortal Muse nature never night o'er once pain peace plain poem poet pow'r praise present pride rage reason rest rise round rules sacred sense shade shore side skies soft soon soul sound spread spring stand stood streams sure sweet Thebes thee things thou thought trembling true truth turn vain verse virtue voice warriors winds wings youth
Page 449 - Ye friends to truth, ye statesmen, who survey The rich man's joys increase, the poor's decay, 'Tis yours to judge how wide the limits stand Between a splendid and a happy land.
Page 79 - Tis with our judgments as our watches, none Go just alike, yet each believes his own.
Page 66 - Euphrosyne, And by men, heart-easing Mirth, Whom lovely Venus at a birth With two sister Graces more To ivy-crowned Bacchus bore...
Page 83 - A little learning is a dangerous thing; Drink deep, or taste not the Pierian spring: There shallow draughts intoxicate the brain. And drinking largely sobers us again.
Page 448 - Around my fire an evening group to draw, And tell of all I felt and all I saw ; And, as a hare, whom hounds and horns pursue, Pants to the place from whence at first she flew — I still had hopes — my long vexations past, Here to return, and die at home at last.
Page 445 - Thus every good his native wilds impart, Imprints the patriot passion on his heart; And e'en those ills, that round his mansion rise, Enhance the bliss his scanty fund supplies. Dear is that shed to which his soul conforms, And dear that hill which lifts him to the storms...
Page 448 - And still as each repeated pleasure tired, Succeeding sports the mirthful band inspired ; The dancing pair that simply sought renown, By holding out to tire each other down ; The swain mistrustless of his smutted face, While secret laughter titter'd round the place ; The bashful virgin's sidelong looks of love, The matron's glance that would those looks reprove...
Page 444 - Whatever blooms in torrid tracts appear, Whose bright succession decks the varied year; Whatever sweets salute the northern sky With vernal lives, that blossom but to die; These, here disporting, own the kindred soil, Nor ask luxuriance from the planter's toil; While sea-born gales their gelid wings expand To winnow fragrance round the smiling land.