The Works of Arthur Murphy, Esq, Volume 1 (Google eBook)

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T. Cadell, 1786
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Page 56 - Three poets in three distant ages born, Greece, Italy, and England did adorn; The first in loftiness of thought surpassed, The next in majesty; in both the last. The force of Nature could no further go, To make a third she joined the former two.
Page 193 - No traveller returns) puzzles the will ; And makes us rather bear thofe ills we have, Than fly to others that we know not of. Thus...
Page 259 - Which suits each proper turn of mind. From the towering eagle's plume The generous hearts accept their doom ; Shot by the peacock's painted eye. The vain and airy lovers die : For careful dames and frugal men, The shafts are speckled by the hen.
Page 99 - tis certainly a mean, impotent, and dull fort of Wit, which amiifes all alike, and leaves the moft fenfible Man, and even a Friend, equally in doubt, and at a lofs to underftand what one's real Mind is, upon any Subject.
Page 290 - ... for which purpofe proper circumcifers may be found in Dukes-Place, who may perform the operation upon all our placemen. A proper number may be chofen out of a certain venerable body, in the nature of a jury of matrons, to examine whether the perfon be qualified according to law.
Page 40 - Hell rises, Heaven descends, and dance on earth : Gods, imps, and monsters, music, rage, and mirth, A fire, a jig, a battle, and a ball, Till one wide conflagration swallows all.
Page 36 - But even there spontaneous flowers shot up, and in the unweeded garden, which grows to seed,** you might cull lavender, myrtle, and wild thyme. Craggy rocks, hills, and dales, the woodland and open country, struck the eye with wild variety. Over our heads rolled thunder, deep and awful. The lightning's...
Page 244 - I'd look on thrones and crowns as vile,. The mafter of two fairer globes. If fuch the rapt'rous moments prove, O ! let me give my heart to love.
Page 415 - But let concealment like a worm i' th' bud Feed on her damask cheek: she pin'd in thought, And with a green and yellow melancholy, She sat like Patience on a Monument, Smiling at grief.
Page 270 - Cafpian, when deformed with tempefts. For " the remainder of your days have a contempt for " fame; it will only lead you into a feries of toils " for an ungrateful world. Steal through life im...

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