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R. Hunter, 1825
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Page 26 - There as it glowed, with noblest frenzy fraught, Dispense the treasures of exalted thought; To Virtue wake the pulses of the heart, And bid the tear of emulation start! Oh could it still, thro...
Page 125 - The description, however, has been touched by one of our poets: 'Julia's a manager: she's born for rule, And knows her wiser husband is a fool. For her own breakfast she'll project a scheme, Nor take her tea without a stratagem.
Page 65 - When thy last look, ere thought and feeling fled, A mingled gleam of hope and triumph shed ; What to thy soul its glad assurance gave, Its hope in death, its triumph o'er the grave ? The sweet Remembrance of unblemished youth, The still inspiring voice of Innocence and Truth...
Page 258 - ... keep the word of promise to the ear, and break it to the hope" — we have presumed to court the assistance of the friends of the drama to strengthen our infant institution.
Page 71 - Or do his gray hairs any violence ? But beauty like the fair Hesperian Tree Laden with blooming gold, had need the guard Of dragon watch with unenchanted eye, To save her blossoms, and defend her fruit From the rash hand of bold Incontinence.
Page 18 - Ah me! how much I fear lest pride it be ! But if that pride it be, which thus inspires, Beware, ye dames, with nice discernment see, Ye quench not too the sparks of nobler fires : Ah ! better far than all the Muses...
Page 220 - Can such mummeries move, Touch us with pity, or inspire with love ? No, Affectation, vain is all thy art, Those eyes may wander over every part, They'll never find their passage to the heart.
Page 10 - And now at length, to Edwin's ardent gaze The muse of history unrolls her page. But few, alas ! the scenes her art displays, To charm his fancy or his heart engage. Here chiefs their thirst of power in blood assuage, And straight their flames with tenfold fierceness burn...
Page 87 - In the higher and middle classes of society, it is a melancholy and distressing sight to observe, not unfrequently, a man of a noble and ingenuous disposition, once feelingly alive to a sense of honour and integrity, gradually sinking under the pressure of circumstances, making his excuses at first with a blush of conscious shame, afraid of seeing the faces of his friends from whom he may have borrowed money, reduced to the meanest tricks and subterfuges to delay or avoid the payment of...
Page 133 - Young Hermes next, a close contriving god, Her brows encircled with his serpent rod ; Then plots and fair excuses...

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