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Page 39 - When grown to manhood he begins his reign, And with stiff pinions can his flight sustain, He lightens of its load the tree that bore His father's royal sepulchre before, And his own cradle: This (with pious care) Plac'd on his back, he cuts the buxom air, Seeks the Sun's city, and his sacred church. And decently lays down his burden in the porch.
Page 38 - The horses started with a sudden bound, And flung the reins and chariot to the ground ; The studded harness from their necks they broke, Here fell a wheel, and here a silver spoke, Here were the beam and axle torn away; And, scatter'd o'er the earth, the shining fragments lay.
Page 21 - Then may he cast his Juno off, and lead The great Lycaon's offspring to his bed. But you, ye venerable pow'rs, be kind, And, if my wrongs a due resentment find, Receive not in your waves their setting beams, Nor let the glaring strumpet taint your streams.
Page 209 - ... an instrument so excellent, as " to show things almost a thousand times larger, and above thirty times nearer to the naked eye.
Page 17 - Balance, hung on high, Betwixt the nights and days divides the sky, Then yoke your oxen, sow your winter grain, Till cold December comes with driving rain. Linseed and fruitful poppy bury warm, In a dry season, and prevent the storm. Sow beans and clover in a rotten soil, And millet rising from your annual toil...
Page 209 - Badoverie, at Paris, I applied myself to consider the reason of it, and by what means I might contrive a similar instrument, which I afterwards attained to by the doctrine of refractions.
Page 21 - em through the air In whirlwinds up to heaven, and fix'd 'em there : Where the new constellations nightly rise, And add a lustre to the northern skies. When Juno saw the rival in her height, Spangled with stars, and circled round with light, She sought old Ocean in his deep abodes, And Tethys ; both revered among the gods. They ask what brings her there : " Ne'er ask," says she, " What brings me here, heaven is no place for me.
Page 39 - An infant Phoenix from the former springs, His father's heir, and from his tender wings Shakes off his parent dust ; his method he pursues, And the same lease of life on the same terms renews : When grown to manhood he begins his reign, And with...