Poems on several occasions: and two critical essays; viz., the first, on the harmony, variety, and power of numbers whether in prose or verse, the second, on the numbers of Paradise lost, Volume 1 (Google eBook)

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Printed by John Hughes, 1745 - Versification - 174 pages
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Page 126 - Thammuz came next behind, Whose annual wound in Lebanon allured The Syrian damsels to lament his fate In amorous ditties, all a summer's day; While smooth Adonis from his native rock Ran purple to the sea, supposed with blood Of Thammuz yearly wounded...
Page 112 - Shewing to the generation to come the praises of the Lord, And His strength, and His wonderful works that He hath done.
Page 104 - Of night's extended shade, from eastern point Of Libra to the fleecy star that bears Andromeda far off Atlantic seas. Beyond the horizon : then from pole to pole He views in breadth, and without longer pause Down right into the world's first region throws His flight precipitant, and winds with ease Through the pure marble air his oblique way Amongst innumerable stars, that shone Stars distant, but nigh hand seem'd other worlds ; Or other worlds they seem'd, or happy isles...
Page 149 - Hesperides, that seem'd Fairer than feign'd of old or fabled since Of faery damsels, met in forest wide By knights of Logres, or of Lyones, Lancelot, or Pelleas, or Pellenore.
Page 150 - O could I flow like thee! and make thy stream My great example, as it is my theme ! Tho
Page 133 - What thou seest, What there thou seest, fair creature, is thyself; With thee it came and goes: but follow me, And I will bring thee where no shadow stays Thy coming, and thy soft embraces; he Whose image thou art, him thou shalt enjoy Inseparably thine, to him shalt bear Multitudes like thyself, and thence be called Mother of human race.
Page 97 - By this time, like one who had set out on his way by night, and travelled through a region of smooth or idle dreams, our history now arrives on the confines where daylight and truth meet us with a clear dawn, representing to our view, though at a far distance, true colours and shapes.
Page 101 - Cursed be their anger, for it was fierce; and their wrath, for it was cruel: I will divide them in Jacob, and scatter them in Israel.
Page 148 - And Tiresias and Phineus prophets old. Then feed on thoughts, that voluntary move Harmonious numbers; as the wakeful bird Sings darkling, and in shadiest covert hid Tunes her nocturnal note...
Page 170 - AND it came to pass afterward, that he went throughout every city and village, preaching and shewing the glad tidings of the kingdom of God...

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