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Page 159 - Stone walls do not a prison make, Nor iron bars a cage ; Minds innocent and quiet take That for a hermitage : If I have freedom in my love, And in my soul am free, — Angels alone that soar above Enjoy such liberty.
Page 47 - And loathly mouth, unmeet a mouth to be, That nought but gall and venom comprehended, And wicked words that God and man offended : Her lying tongue was in two parts divided, And both the parts did speak, and both contended ; And as her tongue so was her heart discided," That never thought one thing, but doubly still was guided.
Page 158 - Love with unconfined wings Hovers within my gates, And my divine Althea brings To whifper at my grates ; When I lye tangled in her haire, 5 And fetter'd ' with' her eye, The ' birds' .that wanton in the aire .Know no fuch liberty.
Page 78 - Great enemy to it, and to all the rest That in the Garden of Adonis springs, Is wicked Time ; who with his scythe addrest Does mow the flowering herbs and goodly things And all their glory to the ground down flings Where they do wither and are foully marred : He flies about and with his flaggy wings Beats down both leaves and buds without regard, Ne ever pity may relent his malice hard...
Page 223 - I verily believe the very beft poems will not pay for the printing. If you have no turn for politics, which indeed is a line now...
Page 32 - ... argument, that the Director of the world would never violate a known law of nature to anfwer no poffible end.
Page 150 - With that timid deference to the opinion of the world, which is an amiable feature in the charaQer of a young woman...
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