Demonstrations in Latin Elegiac Verse

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Page 77 - I flee. True, a new mistresse now I chase, the first foe in the field; and with a stronger faith imbrace a sword, a horse, a shield. Yet this inconstancy is such as you too shall adore; I could not love thee, Deare, so much, loved I not Honour more.
Page 90 - As chimney-sweepers, come to dust. Fear no more the frown o' the great; Thou art past the tyrant's stroke; Care no more to clothe and eat; To thee the reed is as the oak : 10 The sceptre, learning, physic, must All follow this, and come to dust. Fear no more the lightning flash, Nor the all-dreaded thunder-stone: Fear not slander, censure rash; 15 Thou hast
Page 7 - And I will luve thee still, my dear, Till a' the seas gang dry : Till a' the seas gang dry, my dear, And the rocks melt wi
Page 69 - Tis mirth that fills the veins with blood, More than wine, or sleep, or food : Let each man keep his heart at ease; No man dies of that disease. He that would his body keep From diseases, must not weep; But whoever laughs and sings, Never he his body brings Into fevers,
Page 65 - Now winter nights enlarge the number of their hours, and clouds their storms discharge upon the airy towers. Let now the chimneys blaze, 5 and cups o'erflow with wine : let well-tuned words amaze with harmony divine. Now yellow waxen lights shall wait on honey love, 10 while youthful revels, masques, and courtly sights Sleep's leaden spells remove.
Page 82 - Kind are her answers, But her performance keeps no day ; Breaks time, as dancers, From their own music when they stray. All her free favours and smooth words Wing my hopes in vain. O did ever voice so sweet but only feign ? Can true love yield such delay, Converting joy to pain?
Page 157 - feet; 10 forgetful of their wintry trance the birds his presence greet; but chief the skylark warbles high his trembling thrilling ecstasy; and lessening from the dazzled sight 15 melts into air and liquid light.
Page 148 - land, and sail from hence to Greece, to lovely Greece; I'll be thy Jason, thou my golden fleece:— where painted carpets o'er the meads are hurl'd, and Bacchus' vineyards overspread the world; where woods and forests go in goodly green, I'll be Adonis, thou shalt be love's queen. The meads, the orchards, and the primrose lanes instead of sedge and

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