Leaves (Google eBook)

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Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1816 - Poetry - 184 pages
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Page 177 - The eternal regions. Lowly reverent Towards either throne they bow, and to the ground With solemn adoration down they cast Their crowns inwove with amarant and gold ; Immortal amarant, a flower which once In Paradise, fast by the tree of life, Began to bloom...
Page 147 - When with infinite toil they had climbed up the greater part of that steep ascent, Balboa commanded his men to halt, and advanced alone to the summit, that he might be the first who should enjoy a spectacle which he had so long desired. As soon as he beheld the South sea stretching in endless prospect below him, he fell on his knees, and lifting up his hands to heaven, returned thanks to God, who had conducted him to a discovery so beneficial to his country, and so honourable to himself. His followers,...
Page 180 - As autumn's dark storms pour from two echoing hills, so towards each other approached the heroes. As two dark streams from high rocks meet and mix, and roar on the plain: loud, rough, and dark in battle meet Lochlin and Inisfail. ... As the troubled noise of the ocean when roll the waves on high; as the last peal of the thunder of heaven; such is the noise of the battle.
Page 11 - And soon, to be completely blest, Soon may a young Torquatus rise ; Who, hanging on his mother's breast, To his known sire shall turn his eyes, Outstretch his infant arms awhile, Half ope his little lips, and smile.
Page 61 - I do not believe that there is, in all the vegetable creation, a tree of greater beauty than a young pimento. The trunk, which is of a grey colour, smooth and shining, and altogether free of bark, rises to the height of fifteen or twenty feet. It then branches out on all sides, richly clothed with leaves of a deep green, somewhat like those of the bay...
Page 37 - ... the subjects of most of them. ' Beauty,' < Attachment,' ' Sensibility' ' Evening,' are the titles of others. The author scarcely attempts any thing of a higher character. They are what the title designates them, — leaves. We select the following as no unfavourable specimen: ' THE CHILD LOVE, AND GENIUS. ' IT chanced in lonely vale afar, By woods, and purple evening shaded, While o'er it hung the Idalian star. That Love, with tiny pomp, paraded. ' " And mine the scene, and mine the hour!"—...
Page 80 - ... dignity, but too violent, too passionate, was called 'Parenthyrsos.' For, the more tranquillity reigns in a body, the fitter it is to draw the true character of the soul; which, in every excessive gesture, seems to rush from her proper centre, and being hurried away by extremes becomes unnatural. Wound up to the highest pitch of passion, she may force herself upon the duller eye; but the true sphere of her action is simplicity and calmness.
Page 43 - Scende a quella vicino Una gentil donzella, Che tutti gli raccoglie, E, per sembrar più bella, Tra il crine e tra le spoglie, E del sen tra gli avori, Al velo intreccia i fiori. Ne la stagion gradita...
Page 39 - The boy with rapture viewed the lyre, As on its chords his touch reposes; Yet, childish still, with fond desire, Would change its amaranth for roses. ' Then Genius loud exclaimed — " Forbear! Nor from my lyre its own wreaths sever!— But, wiselicr, twine thy flowrets there, To bloom with mine, and bloom for ever!
Page 61 - The trunk, which is of a grey colour, smooth, and shining, and altogether destitute of bark, rises to the height of fifteen or twenty feet. It then branches out on all sides...

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