Censura Literaria (1), Volume 1
General Books LLC, 2009 - 318 pages
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1815 edition. Excerpt: ... distil, Except with holy fire his breast we fill, From that spring flows, that men of special choose Consum'd in learning and perfit in prose, For to make verse in vain does travel take, When as a prentice fairer words will make. King of Scots. Silence, p. 259. Dumb Silence, sworn attendant on black Night, Thou that hast power to close up Murmur's jaw; To stop the barking of the watchful hound, And charm the gaggling of those waking fowl, That sav'd Jove's capitol, mild Queen of Rest! Thomas Dekkar. soui., p. 275. Heaven waxeth old; and all the spheres above Shall one day faint, and their swift motion stay; And Time itself shall cease in time to move; Only the soul survives, and lives for aye. John Davies. BEAUTY, p. 402. Yet never eye, to Cnpid's service vow'd, Beheld a face of such a lovely pride; A tinsel veil her golden locks did shrowd, That strove to cover what it could not hide: The golden sun behind a silver cloud So streameth out his beams on every side: The marble goddess set at Cuidos naked She seem'd; were she uncloth'd, or that awaked. The gamesome wind among her tresses plays; And curleth up those growing riches short; Her spareful eye to spread his beams denies, But keeps his shot, where Cupid keeps his fort. F. G " The Muses. " The Muses not long since, intrapping love, In chains of roses linked all array; Gave Beauty charge to watch in their behove With graces three, lest he should wend away; Who fearing yet he would escape at last, On high Parnassus' top they clapp'd him fast. When Venus understood her son was thrall, She made post haste to have God Vulcan's aid; Sold him her gems and ceston therewithall; But all in vain; the Muses made no store Of gold, but bound him faster than before." Tho. Watson.. Probably Fulke Grevile. ..".
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