The Poetical Works of the Rev. George Crabbe: With His Letters and Journals, and His Life, Volume 3

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J. Murray, 1834 - Poets, English - 336 pages

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Page 219 - There are a sort of men whose visages Do cream and mantle like a standing pond...
Page 54 - God loves from whole to parts: but human soul Must rise from individual to the whole. Self-love but serves the virtuous mind to wake, As the small pebble stirs the peaceful lake; The centre moved, a circle straight succeeds, Another still, and still another spreads; Friend, parent, neighbour, first it will embrace; His country next; and next all human race...
Page 85 - The Lord shall bring a nation against thee from far, from the end of the earth, as swift as the eagle flieth, a nation whose tongue thou shalt not understand, a nation of fierce countenance, which shall not regard the person of the old, nor show favour to the young.
Page 99 - Cheapside shall my palfrey go to grass: and when I am king, as king I will be,— ALL God save your majesty! CADE I thank you, good people: there shall be no money; all shall eat and drink on my score; and I will apparel them all in one livery, that they may agree like brothers and worship me their lord.
Page 27 - In-shore their passage Tribes of Sea-Gulls urge, And drop for Prey within the sweeping Surge; Oft in the rough opposing Blast they fly Far back, then turn, and all their force apply, While to the Storm they give their weak complaining cry; Or clap the sleek white Pinion to the breast, And in the restless Ocean dip for rest.
Page 44 - ... knew, The friendly many, and the favourite few ; Nor one that day did he to mind recall But she has treasured, and she loves them all ; When in her way she meets them, they appear Peculiar people — death has made them dear. He named his Friend, but then his hand she press' d, And fondly whisper'd, " Thou must go to rest ;"
Page 54 - These were to him essentials ; all things new He deem'd superfluous, useless, or untrue ; To all beside indifferent, easy, cold, Here the fire kindled, and the wo was told. Habit with him was all the test of truth, " It must be right : I've done it from my youth.
Page 54 - Circles in water, as they wider flow, The less conspicuous in their progress grow; And when at last they touch upon the shore, Distinction ceases, and they're view'd no more.
Page 117 - Sir, you do not know it to be good or bad till the judge determines it. I have said that you are to state...
Page 26 - High o'er the restless Deep, above the reach Of Gunner's hope, vast flights of Wild-Ducks stretch; Far as the eye can glance on either side, In a broad space and level line they glide; All in their wedge-like figures from the North, Day after day, flight after flight, go forth.

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