Tales and Novels, Volume 9

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BiblioBazaar, Aug 21, 2008 - Poetry - 337 pages
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Page 3 - For her own breakfast she'll project a scheme, Nor take her tea without a stratagem ; Presides o'er trifles with a serious face ; Important by.
Page 93 - That keep me from myself, and still delay Life's instant business to a future day ; That task which, as we follow or despise, The eldest is a fool, the youngest wise ; Which done, the poorest can no wants endure ; And...
Page 74 - Thy lisping prattle and thy mincing gait, All thy false mimic fooleries I hate, For thou art Folly's counterfeit, and she Who is right foolish hath the better plea ; Nature's true Idiot I prefer to thee.— CUMBERLAND.
Page 135 - True love's the gift which God has given To man alone beneath the heaven : It is not fantasy's hot fire, Whose wishes, soon as granted, fly; It liveth not in fierce desire, With dead desire it doth not die ; It is the secret sympathy, The silver link, the silken tie, Which heart to heart, and mind to mind, In body and in soul can bind.
Page 16 - WILL you hear a Spanish lady, How she woo'd an English man ? Garments gay, as rich as may be, Deck'd with jewels had she on ; Of a comely countenance and grace was she ; And by birth and parentage of high degree. As his prisoner there he kept her, In his hands her life did lie ; Cupid's bands did tie...
Page 9 - Young Hermes next, a close contriving god, Her brows encircled with his serpent rod ; Then plots and fair excuses fill'd her brain, The views of breaking amorous vows for gain, The price of favours, the designing arts That aim at riches in contempt of hearts ; And for a comfort in a marriage life, The little, pilfering temper of a wife.

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