The Works of Mr. Henry Needler: Consisting of Original Poems, Translations, Essays, and Letters. Publish'd by Mr. Duncombe

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J. Watts; and sold, 1735 - Christian literature, English - 220 pages

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Page 109 - Fired at first sight with what the Muse imparts, In fearless youth we tempt the heights of arts, While from the bounded level of our mind Short views we take, nor see the lengths behind ; But, more...
Page 72 - See! from the brake the whirring pheasant springs, And mounts exulting on triumphant wings: Short is his joy; he feels the fiery wound, Flutters in blood, and panting beats the ground. Ah! what avail his glossy, varying dyes, His purple crest, and scarlet-circled eyes, The vivid green his shining plumes unfold, His painted wings, and breast that flames with gold?
Page 72 - How rich the Peacock ! what bright glories run From plume to plume, and vary in the sun ! He proudly spreads them, to the golden ray Gives all his colours, and adorns the day ; With conscious state the spacious round displays, And slowly moves amid the waving blaze.
Page 72 - While his fix'd eyeballs meet the dazzling shield, Gaze, and return the lightning of the field ! He sinks the sense of pain in generous pride, Nor feels the shaft that trembles in his side ; But neighs to the shrill trumpet's dreadful blast Till death ; and when he groans, he groans his last...
Page 72 - Tis dreadful to behold his nostrils blaze ; To paw the vale he proudly takes delight, And triumphs in the fulness of his might ; High rais'd he snuffs the battle from afar, And burns to plunge amid the raging war ; And mocks at death, and throws his foam around, And in a storm of fury shakes the ground.
Page 73 - Their downy breast; the swan with arched neck, Between her white wings, mantling proudly, rows Her state with oary feet...
Page 109 - Th' eternal fnows appear already paft, And the firft clouds and mountains feem the laft : But, thofe attain'd, we tremble to furvey The growing labours of the lengthen'd way...
Page 45 - Contrive her waxen Cells with curious Skill, And with rich Stores of gather'd Honey fill. Hence the gay Birds, that fport in fluid Air, Soft Nefts, to lodge their callow Young, prepare, F i Rear Rear with unweari'd Toil the tender Brood, From Harms protect, and furnifh 'em with Food.
Page ix - I reckon that the Sufferings of this prefent " Time are not worthy to be compared with " the Glory which fhall be revealed in us " . . . Oh no, not worthy to be compared.
Page 35 - Error's worfe Difeafe You heal the Mind. No longer /hall the hardy Atheift praife Lucretius" piercing Wit and Philofophic Lays ; But, by Your Lines convinc'd and charm'd at once, His impious Tenets mall at length renounce.

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