Bell's Edition, Volumes 95-96

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J. Bell, 1782 - English poetry
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Page 95 - Her speech was the melodious voice of Love, Her song the warbling of the vernal grove ; Her eloquence was sweeter than her song, Soft as her heart, and as her reason strong; Her form each beauty of her mind express'd, Her mind was Virtue by the Graces dress'd.
Page 6 - ... of the irritation in the bowels, or, which is more probable, of causes of a different kind, accounts for his loss of strength, and for his death, very sufficiently.
Page 34 - Nor make to dangerous wit a vain pretence, But wisely rest content with modest sense; For wit, like wine, intoxicates the brain, Too strong for feeble woman to sustain: Of those who claim it more than half have none; And half of those who have it are undone.
Page 36 - With mutual tears the nuptial couch they stain; And that fond love, which should afford relief, Does but increase the anguish of their grief: While both could easier their own sorrows bear, Than the sad knowledge of each other's care.
Page 67 - A nation here I pity and admire, Whom noblest sentiments of glory fire, Yet taught, by custom's force, and bigot fear, To serve with pride, and boast the yoke they bear : Whose nobles, born to cringe and to command...
Page 18 - Delia's rigour all those pains arose, Delia, who now compassionates my woes, Who bids me hope ; and in that charming word Has peace and transport to my soul restor'd.
Page 9 - I have read your religious treatise with infinite pleasure and satisfaction. The style is fine and clear, the arguments close, cogent, and irresistible. May the King of kings, whose glorious cause you have so well defended, reward your pious labours, and grant that I may be found worthy, through the merits of Jesus Christ, to be an eyewitness of that happiness which I don't doubt he will bountifully bestow upon you.
Page 42 - In vain I look around O'er all the well-known ground, My Lucy's wonted footsteps to descry. Where oft we us'd to walk, Where oft in tender talk We saw the summer's sun go down the sky ; Nor by yon fountain's side, Nor where its waters glide Along the valley can she now be found.
Page 92 - Tell me, my heart, if this be love? If she some other youth commend, Though I was once his fondest friend, His instant enemy I prove: Tell me, my heart, if this be love?
Page 34 - Do you, my fair, endeavour to possess An elegance of mind as well as dress ; Be that your ornament, and know to please By graceful Nature's unaffected ease.

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