A century of acrostics on the most eminent names in literature, science, and art, down to the present time: chronologically arranged

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Simpkin, Marshall & Co., 1855 - Acrostics - 56 pages
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Page 30 - His sovereign favours, and his country loves; Happy next him who to these shades retires, Whom nature charms, and whom the muse inspires, Whom humbler joys of home-felt quiet please, Successive study, exercise, and ease.
Page vi - Thy genius calls thee not to purchase fame In keen iambics, but mild anagram. Leave writing plays, and choose for thy command Some peaceful province in acrostic land. There thou may'st wings display and altars raise, And torture one poor word ten thousand ways.
Page 31 - Creatures that by a rule in nature teach The act of order * to a peopled kingdom : They have a king, and officers of sorts ; Where some, like magistrates, correct at home, Others, like merchants, venture trade abroad, Others, like soldiers, armed in their stings, Make boot upon the summer's velvet buds ; Which pillage they with merry march bring...
Page 5 - Orphean lyre I sung of chaos and eternal Night, Taught by the heavenly Muse to venture down The dark descent, and up to reascend, Though hard and rare.
Page 24 - And something previous e'en to taste— 'tis sense; Good sense, which only is the gift of Heaven, And though no science, fairly worth the seven; A light which in yourself you must perceive ; Jones and Le Notre have it not to give.
Page 4 - Canst thou not minister to a mind diseased ; Pluck from the memory a rooted sorrow ; Raze out the written troubles of the brain ; And, with some sweet, oblivious antidote, Cleanse the stuffed bosom of that perilous stuff, Which weighs upon the heart ? Doct.
Page 15 - O who can tell how calm and sweet, Meek Walton ! shews thy green retreat, When wearied with the tale thy times disclose, The eye first finds thee out in thy secure repose...
Page v - An ingenious variety, called the Telestich, is that in which the letters beginning the lines spell a word, while the letters ending the lines, when taken together, form a word of an opposite meaning, as in this instance : " U nite and untie are the same — so say yo U.
Page 29 - The excursions of his genius are immense? His imperial fancy has laid all nature under tribute, and has collected riches from every scene of the creation, and every walk of art.
Page 32 - The loud wind roar'd, the rain fell fast ; The white man yielded to the blast ; He sat him down beneath our tree, For weary, sad, and faint was he ; And ah ! no wife or mother's care For him the milk or corn prepare.

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