The Works: In Verse and Prose, of Dr. Thomas Parnell, ... Enlarged with Variations and Poems, Not Before Publish'd (Google eBook)

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Robert & Andrew Foulis, 1767 - 232 pages
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Page 68 - Grace, And calls forth all the Wonders of her Face ; Sees by Degrees a purer Blush arise, And keener Lightnings quicken in her Eyes. The...
Page 103 - Its sacred majesty through all depends On using second means to work his ends: 'Tis thus, withdrawn in state from human eye, The...
Page 90 - Those graves, with bending osier bound, That nameless heave the crumbled ground, Quick to the glancing thought disclose Where toil and poverty repose. The flat smooth stones that bear a name...
Page 67 - And decks the goddess with the glittering spoil. This casket India's glowing gems unlocks, And all Arabia breathes from yonder box. The tortoise here and elephant unite, Transform'd to combs, the speckled and the white.
Page 99 - Murmuring he lifts his eyes, and thinks it hard, That generous actions meet a base reward. While thus they pass, the sun his glory shrouds, The changing skies hang out their sable clouds ; A sound in air presag'd approaching rain, And beasts to covert scud across the plain. Warn'd by the signs, the wandering pair retreat, To seek for shelter at a neighbouring seat.
Page 99 - Unkind and griping, caus'da desert there. As near the miser's heavy doors they drew, Fierce rising gusts with sudden fury blew ; The nimble lightning mix'd with showers began, And o'er their heads loud rolling thunder ran. Here long they knock, but knock or call in vain, Driven by the wind, and batter'd by the rain.
Page 92 - Such joy, though far transcending sense, Have pious souls at parting hence. On earth, and in the body...
Page 104 - Thus artists melt the sullen ore of lead, With heaping coals of fire upon its head; In the kind warmth the metal learns to glow, And, loose from dross, the silver runs below.
Page 103 - Thy prayer, thy praise, thy life to vice unknown, In sweet memorial rise before the throne: These charms success in our bright region...
Page 100 - And nature's fervor thro' their limbs recalls, Bread of the coarfeft fort, with eager wine, (Each hardly granted) ferv'd them both to dine; And when the tempeft firft appear'd to ceafe, A ready warning bid them part in peace. With ftill remark the pond'ring hermit...

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