The Cave of Neptune: A Dramatic Poem on the Victory Gained by the English Fleet Under the Command of Lord Howe in 1794 ...

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T. Bensley, 1801 - 59 pages
 

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Page 61 - All is best, though we oft doubt, What the unsearchable dispose Of highest wisdom brings about, And ever best found in the close. Oft he seems to hide his face, But unexpectedly returns And to his faithful champion hath in place Bore witness gloriously; whence Gaza mourns And all that band them to resist His...
Page 4 - ... if you don't make haste, we shall have some one call that has a better right to the money. Row. Ah! there's the point! I never will cease dunning you with the old proverb Chas. Surf. Be just before you're generous.
Page 4 - Be just before you are generous. Why, so I would if I could, but justice is an old, lame, hobbling beldam, and I can't get her to keep pace with generosity for the soul of me.
Page 35 - If well directed, it to Virtue leads : If ill, to Vice gives birth and foul misdeeds : Hence wisest Legislators, with deep thought Framing the social system, e'er have sought Not to root out, but in its course to guide Ambition, and fit objects to provide For its pursuit; thus in Communities Degrees and ranks above each other rise.
Page 31 - France is no more. A crimson Stain of blood Marks the sad spot, where once her empire stood : The mighty Monarch, who her sceptre bore, A headless trunk, lies weltering in his gore...
Page 36 - Acquir'd by toil and labour, the main care And purpose is of government; if Men Were equal all in this, where would be then The recompense of patient Industry?
Page 11 - France, and the nature and tendency of the principles, which have given rise to the new state of things in that country, and to the present war.
Page 36 - For its pursuit; thus in Communities Degrees and ranks above each other rise. And abject is the mind, which at their birth Would on one level place...
Page 12 - II sing the difference between Philosophy, (the Daughter of Momus and a Mortal,) ever prompting to new experiments, and Wisdom the Offspring of Jove.

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