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Page 14 - along. We have short time to stay, as you, We have as short a spring; As quick a growth to meet decay, As you, or anything. We die As your hours do, and dry Away, Like to the summer's rain, Or as the pearls of morning's dew, Ne'er to be found again.
Page 14 - Fair daffodils, we weep to see You haste away so soon; As yet the early rising sun Has not attained his noon. Stay, stay, Until the hasting day Has run But to the evensong; And, having prayed together, we Will go with yon along. We have short time to stay, as
Page 171 - as being a work not to be raised from the heat of youth or the vapours of wine, nor to be obtained by the invocation of Dame Memory and her Siren daughters, but by devout prayer to the Eternal Spirit who can enrich with all utterance and Knowledge, and sends out his Seraphim with
Page 413 - POEMS Poems of Mr John Milton, both English and Latin, Compos'd at several times. Printed by his true Copies. The songs were set in Musick by Mr Henry Lawes Gentleman of the Kings Chappel, and one of His Majesties Private Musick Printed and publish'd according to order.
Page 12 - Teem'd her refreshing dew? Alas! you have not known that shower That mars a flower, Nor felt the unkind Breath of a blasting wind; Nor are ye worn with years, Or warp'd as we, Who think it strange to see Snch pretty flowers, like to orphans young, To speak by tears before ye have a tongue
Page 29 - find in it a picture of the many spiritual conflicts that have passed betwixt God and my soul, before I could subject mine to the will of Jesus my Master; in whose service I have now found perfect freedom.
Page 429 - world to That which is to come The Second Part. Delivered under the Similitude of a Dream Wherein is set forth The manner of the setting out of Christian's Wife and Children, their Dangerous Journey, And Safe Arrival at the Desired Country. By John Bunyan. I have used Similitudes, Hos. 12.
Page 111 - This Subject the Author, finding to be above the years he had when he wrote it, and nothing satisfied with what was begun, left it unfinished.' There have not been many poets who would have been ' nothing satisfied
Page 174 - it was written without thought even of a possible reader: I did not think To shew to all the World my Pen and Ink ... nor did I undertake Thereby to please my Neighbour; no not I; I did it mine own self to gratifle.
Page 70 - and for lofty flights; that he was among those who freed translation from servility, and, instead of following his author at a distance, walked by his side; and that, if he left versification yet improveable, he left likewise from time to time such specimens of excellence, as enabled succeeding poets to improve it. The