The Works of the British Poets, with Lives of the Authors, Volume 48 (Google eBook)

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J. Eastburn, 1822 - English poetry
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Page iii - TASSO'S JERUSALEM DELIVERED: an Heroic' Poem; with Notes, and occasional Illustrations. Translated by the Rev.
Page 118 - Convened the inmates of th' eternal shade : Hell's gloomy caverns shook at every pore ; The murky air return'd the sullen roar : Not half so loud, from upper regions driven, Bursts on th...
Page 125 - In native curls her waving ringlets flow, Yet added curls the breathing gales bestow : Her eye was fix'd upon herself alone, As greedy of Love's treasures, and its own : Glow'd on her cheek the rose's purple light, Though soften'd by the blending ivory's white ; But on her lips, whence breezy fragrance blows. In all its genuine, lustre bloom'd the rose.
Page 338 - Godfrey91 divided a Turk from the shoulder to the haunch, and one half of the infidel fell to the ground, while the other was transported by his horse to the city gate. As Robert of Normandy rode against his antagonist, "I devote thy head...
Page 125 - With straining eyes assembled mortals gaze, And watch his wondrous progress with amaze ; So thronging crowds the stranger fair admired, Her errand, country, and her name inquired. Nor Argos, Delos, nor the Cyprian shore E'er saw a face, a dress, so fair of yore ; Gold were her locks, now beaming through the shade Of her white veil, now floating loose they play'd : So, when some tempest ends its shortlived reign, And brightening ether grows serene again, Now shines through fleecy clouds the solar...
Page 95 - With naked feet they pressed the rugged road ; Their glorious Chief the meek example show'd ; All pomp of dress, each vesture's gaudy fold, With silken drapery gay, or rich with gold. Quick they strip off, and ev'ry helm divest Of painted, plumage, and of nodding crest; Alike they quit their heart's proud guise, and pour Of penitential tears a pious shower.
Page 331 - These declarations, indeed, amount to no more than that gold is better than tinsel, and true wit than false ; a discovery which does no great honour to the author ; but those who are accustomed to take things in the gross and to adopt the judgment of others because they...
Page 230 - Aseends the lofly eitadel, where lie The weapons of the armies of the sky. There stood the spear, whose point the serpent quell'd That first against th...
Page 230 - Terehinthus' vale didst guide Unskilful arms to tame Goliath's pride, That he, the...

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