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Page 288 - Since once I sat upon a promontory, And heard a mermaid, on a dolphin's back, Uttering such dulcet and harmonious breath, That the rude sea grew civil at her song ; And certain stars shot madly from their spheres, To hear the sea-maid's music.
Page 319 - And God said, This is the token of the covenant which I make between me and you, and every living creature that is with you, for perpetual generations: I do set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a token of a covenant between me and the earth.
Page 231 - But power to do good is the true and lawful end of aspiring. For good thoughts (though God accept them) yet towards men are little better than good dreams, except they be put in act; and that cannot be without power and place, as the vantage and commanding ground.
Page 201 - And the waters prevailed exceedingly upon the earth ; and all the high hills, that were under the whole heaven, were covered.
Page 201 - And the flood was forty days upon the earth; and the waters increased, and bare up the ark, and it was lift up above the earth.
Page 253 - Written in a blank leaf of Dugdale's Monasticon. " Deem not, devoid of elegance, the sage, By Fancy's genuine feelings unbeguil'd, Of painful pedantry the poring child; Who turns of these proud domes the historic page, Now sunk by Time, and Henry's fiercer rage. Think'st thou the warbling Muses never smil'd On his lone hours ? Ingenuous views engage His thoughts, on themes unclassic falsely styl'd, Intent.
Page 321 - And a river went out of Eden to water the garden ; and from thence it was parted, and became into four heads.
Page 417 - Such a constitution as this would make the mighty leviathan of a shorter duration than the feeblest creatures, and not let it...
Page 653 - I began this first book, I had some thoughts of translating the whole Iliad ; but had the pleasure of being diverted from that design, by finding the work was fallen into a much abler hand. I would not therefore be thought to have any other view in publishing this small specimen of Homer's Iliad, than to bespeak, if possible, the favour of the public to a translation of Homer's Odysseis, wherein I have already made some progress.