The Works of the British Poets: With Lives of the Authors, المجلد 16

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Mitchell, Ames, and White, 1819
 

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الصفحة 350 - And (quick as lightning) on the deck he stands. So the sweet lark, high-pois'd in air, Shuts close his pinions to his breast, (If chance his mate's shrill call he hear) And drops at once into her nest. The noblest captain in the British fleet,
الصفحة 31 - Whence is thy learning ? hath thy toil O'er books consum'd the midnight oil ? Hast thou old Greece and Rome survey'd, And the vast sense of Plato weigh'd ? Hath Socrates thy soul refin'd, And hast thou fathom'd Tully's mind? Or, like the wise Ulysses, thrown, By various fates, on realms unknown,
الصفحة 63 - He gave each muscle all its strength; The mouth, the chin, the nose's length; His honest pencil touch'd with truth, And mark'd the date of age and youth. He lost his friends, his practice fail'd ; Truth should not always be reveal'd : In dusty piles his pictures lay, For no one sent the second pay.
الصفحة 287 - twas thy nut that did so brightly glow. ' With my sharp heel I three times mark the ground, And turn me thrice around, around, around. ' As peasecods once I pluck'd, I chanc'd to see One that was closely fill'd with three times three, Which, when I crop'd, I safely home convey'd,
الصفحة 286 - be, the crop shall mow." I straight look'd back, and if my eyes speak truth, With his keen scythe behind me came the youth. ' With my sharp heel I three times mark the ground, And turn me thrice around, around, around. 36 ' Last Valentine, the day when birds of kind Their paramours with mutual chirpings find, I
الصفحة 113 - I KNOW you lawyers can, with ease, Twist words and meanings as you please, That language, by your skill made pliant, 'Will bend to favour every client; That 'tis the fee directs the sense, To make out either side's pretence. When you peruse the clearest case, You see it with a double face
الصفحة 36 - And future actions own your sire. Cowards are cruel, but the brave .Love mercy, and delight to save. A Tiger, roaming for his prey, Sprung on a Traveller in the way; The prostrate game a Lion spies, And on the greedy tyrant flies: With mingled roar resounds the wood, Their teeth, their claws, distil with blood
الصفحة 112 - Should I presume to bear you hence, Those friends of mine may take offence. Excuse me, then: you know my heart; But dearest friends, alas! must part, How shall we all lament! Adieu; For see the hounds are just in view.
الصفحة 100 - us from inclement skies! For us he bears the sultry day, And stores up all our winter's hay; He sows, he reaps the harvest's gain; We share the toil and share the grain. Since every creature was decreed To aid each other's mutual need, Appease your discontented mind, And act the part by, Heav'n
الصفحة 184 - Sports her native strains, And the same road ambitiously pursue, Frequented by the Mantuan swain and you. 30 'Tis not that Rural Sports alone invite, But all the grateful country breathes delight; Here blooming Health exerts her gentle reign, And strings the sinews of the' industrious swain. Soon as the morning lark salutes the day,

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