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Page 186 - tis all a dream; To love and joy thy thoughts confine, Nor hope to pierce the sacred gloom. Beauty has such resistless power, That even the chaste Egyptian dame...
Page 222 - Ask where's the North? at York, 'tis on the Tweed; In Scotland, at the Orcades ; and there, At Greenland, Zembla, or the Lord knows where.
Page 410 - Oh ! while along the stream of Time thy name Expanded flies, and gathers all its fame, Say, shall my little bark attendant sail, Pursue the triumph, and partake the gale...
Page 161 - I put my hat upon my head And walk'd into the strand ; And there I met another man, Whose hat was in his hand.
Page 185 - Sweet maid, if thou wouldst charm my sight, And bid these arms thy neck infold ; That rosy cheek, that lily hand Would give thy poet more delight Than all Bocara's vaunted gold, Than all the gems of Samarcund.
Page 434 - ... thereunto, borrowed even from the praises which are proper to virtue itself. As of a most notorious thief, and wicked outlaw...
Page 434 - ... seldom use to choose unto themselves the doings of good men for the arguments of their poems, but whomsoever they find to be most licentious of life, most bold and lawless in his doings, most dangerous and desperate in all parts of disobedience and rebellious disposition; him they set up and glorify in their rithmes, him they praise to the people, and to young men make an example to follow.
Page 435 - ... that the day was his night, and the night his day; that he loved not to be long wooing of wenches to yield to him, but where he came he took by force the...
Page 205 - Verse varied with pauses and accents, in modern languages, — they are all equally removed from nature, and equally a violation of common speech. When this artificial mode has been established as the vehicle of sentiment, there is another principle in the human mind, to which the work must be referred, which still renders it more artificial, carries it still further from common nature, and deviates only to render it more perfect. That...
Page 435 - ... to their lovers; that his music was not the harp nor lays of love, but the cries of people and clashing of armour; and finally, that he died not bewailed of many, but made many wail when he died, that dearly bought his death.

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