Holidays at Brighton, Or, Sea-side Amusements

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Darton and Harvey, Gracechurch street, 1834 - Brighton (England) - 146 pages
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Page 62 - Myriads of living points ; th' unaided eye Can but the fire, and not the form descry. And now your view upon the ocean turn, And there the splendour of the waves discern...
Page 62 - While thus with pleasing wonder you inspect Treasures the vulgar in their scorn reject, See as they float along th' entangled weeds Slowly approach, upborne on bladdery beads; Wait till they land, and you shall then behold The fiery sparks those tangled fronds infold, Myriads of living points; th' unaided eye Can but the fire and not the form descry.
Page 96 - Could not affright his duty to the crowne ; Which glorious act of his for church and state, Eight Princes, in one day, did gratulate — Professing all to him in debt to bee, As all the world are to his memory. Since earth could not reward the worth him given, He now receives it from the King of Heaven. In the same chest one jewel more you have, The partner of his virtues, bed, and grave.
Page 101 - A little Spirit slumbers here, Who to one heart was very dear. Oh ! he was more than life or light, Its thought by day — its dream by night ! The chill winds came — the young flower faded, And died ; — the grave its sweetness shaded. Fair Boy ! thou should'st have wept for me, Not I have had to mourn o'er thee : Yet not long shall this sorrowing be.
Page 103 - To give thee brighter hope, and purer joy, Oh ! see how soon the flowers of life decay, How soon terrestrial pleasures fade away ! This star of comfort for a moment given, Just rose on earth, then set to rise in heaven.
Page 94 - King of England, after he had escaped the swords of his merciless rebels, and his forces received a fatal overthrow at Worcester, September the 3d, 1651, was faithfully preserved and conveyed to France, departed this life the 26th day of July, 1674.

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