Adonia, a Desultory Story, Volume 1

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A & J Black & H. Parry, 1801

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Page 117 - Glory is like a circle in the water, Which never ceaseth to enlarge itself, Till, by broad spreading, it disperse to nought.
Page 5 - Some baser metall, which commend he will Unto the vulgar for good gold insted, He much more goodly glosse thereon doth shed To hide his falshood, then if it were trew : So hard this Idole was to be ared, That Florimell herselfe in all mens vew She seem'd to passe : So forged things do fairest shew.
Page 21 - Sweet, rouse yourself ; and the weak wanton Cupid Shall from your neck unloose his amorous fold, And, like a dew-drop from the lion's mane, Be shook to air.
Page 37 - Faustus to his grief (The cause unknown) can yield no kind relief: In vain he seeks the healing balm to pour, What hand can heal, that cannot probe the sore?
Page 206 - A second, louder yet, Swells in the winds, and comes more full upon us. Mar. Oh, for some glorious cause to fall in battle ! Lucia, thou hast...
Page 5 - ... explanatory note or comment to interpret a word or text of Scripture. It came however soon to signify some specious rather than sound explanation. Cf. Udal, St Luke, cap. 12, " Beware that all your life be voide of all clokyng or counterfeit glosse." Also Spenser, FQ IV. 5. 15, " He much more goodly glosse thereon doth shed To hide his falsehood, than if it were true.
Page 58 - ... 70. From that unhappy period, he was lost to the world, to his friends, and to himself. He died in a very easy, and almost imperceptible manner, toward3 the close of the 78th year of his age [1745]. [Here the MS. breaks off, with the following memorandum in pencil : " Not finished : Writings and Character wanting. See Hints and Materials for these two parts among Papers annexed...

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