Queen Mab (Google eBook)

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Page 72 - Like leaves on trees the race of man is found, Now green in youth, now withering on the ground; Another race the following spring supplies; They fall successive, and successive rise : So generations in their course decay; So flourish these, when those are pass'd away.
Page 103 - And among these nations shalt thou find no ease, neither shall the sole of thy foot have rest...
Page 72 - One generation passeth away, and another generation cometh: but the earth abideth for ever.
Page 103 - But it shall come to pass, if thou wilt not hearken unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to observe to do all his commandments and his statutes which I command thee this day ; that all these curses shall come upon thee, and overtake thee : Cursed shalt thou be in the city, and cursed shalt thou be in the field.
Page 9 - Seized on her sinless soul ? Must then that peerless form Which love and admiration cannot view Without a beating heart, those azure veins Which steal like streams along a field of snow...
Page 90 - Caesar, were civil times. But superstition hath been the confusion of many states; and bringeth in a new primum mobile, that ravisheth all the spheres of government.
Page 59 - No longer now the winged habitants, That in the woods their sweet lives sing away, Flee from the form of man ; but gather round, And prune their sunny feathers on the hands Which little children stretch in friendly sport Towards these dreadless partners of their play.
Page 77 - A husband and wife ought to continue so long united as they love each other : any law which should bind them to cohabitation for one moment after the decay of their affection would be a most intolerable tyranny, and the most unworthy of toleration.
Page 25 - On those who build their palaces, and bring Their daily bread? From vice, black loathsome vice; From rapine, madness, treachery, and wrong; From all that genders misery, and makes Of earth this thorny wilderness; from lust, Revenge, and murder.
Page 18 - Eternal Nature's law. Above, below, around, The circling systems formed A wilderness of harmony Each with undeviating aim In eloquent silence through the depths of space Pursued its wondrous way.

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