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Страница 45 - Takes up a space that many poor supplied; Space for his lake, his park's extended bounds, Space for his horses, equipage, and hounds: The robe that wraps his limbs in silken sloth Has...
Страница 44 - Hoards e'en beyond the miser's wish abound, And rich men flock from all the world around. Yet count our gains. This wealth is but a name That leaves our useful products still the same.
Страница 45 - When time advances, and when lovers fail, She then shines forth, solicitous to bless, In all the glaring impotence of dress.
Страница 47 - How ill exchang'd are things like these for thee ! How do thy potions, with insidious joy, Diffuse their pleasures only to destroy ! Kingdoms by thee, to sickly...
Страница 44 - That leaves our ufeful produft ftill the fame. Not fo the lofs. The man of wealth and pride, Takes up a fpace that many poor fupply'd ; Space for his lake, his park's extended bounds, Space for his horfes, equipage and hounds ; The robe that wraps his limbs in filken...
Страница 45 - She then mines forth, folicitous to blefs, In all the glaring impotence of drefs. Thus fares the land by luxury betray'd ; In nature's fimpleft charm.s at firft array'd ; But, verging to decline, its...
Страница 38 - Till every sun annoys, and every wind Has chilling force, and every rain offends : For now the frame no more is girt with strength Masculine, nor in lustiness of heart Laughs at the winter storm, and summer-beam, Superior to their rage : enfeebling vice Withers each nerve, and opens every pore To painful feeling...
Страница 1 - tis impious to be calm; Paffion is reafon, tranfport temper, here. Shall heav'n, which gave us ardour, and has fhewn Her own for man fo flrongly, not difdain What fmooth emollients in theology, Recumbent virtue's downy doctors preach, That profe of piety, a lukewarm praife ? Rife odours fweet from incenfe uninflam'd ? Devotion...
Страница 45 - While, fcourg'd by famine from the fmiling land, The mournful peafant leads his humble band ; And while he finks, without one arm to fave, The country blooms — a garden and a grave. Where then, ah! where mail poverty refide, To 'fcape the preffure of contiguous pride?
Страница 62 - G. is confiderably attentive to the individual improvement of his pupils; beftowing his opinion and advice with the ability of a fcholar, and the liberality of a gentleman.

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