The Triumphs of Temper: A Poem. In Six Cantos

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S. Sewall, 1804 - Temper - 162 pages
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Page vi - I fear most ineffectually) for powers to unite some touches of the sportive wildness of Ariosto, and the more serious sublime painting of Dante, with some portion of the enchanting elegance, the refined imagination, and the moral graces of Pope ; and to do this, if possible, without violating those rules of propriety which Mr.
Page 11 - Nor shar'd my guidance, nor requir'd my aid. Her tender frame, nor confident nor coy, Had every fibre tun'd to gentle joy : No vain caprices swell'd her pouting lip ; No gold produc'da mercenary trip ; Soft innocence inspir'd her willing kiss, Her love was nature, and her life was bliss, Guide of his reason, not his passion's prey, She tam'd the savage, man, who bless'd her sway.
Page iv - It seems," said Hayley, when he published the most fanciful and the most fortunate of his works, . . " It seems to be a kind of duty incumbent on those who devote themselves to poetry, to raise, if possible, the dignity of a declining art, by making it as beneficial to life and manners as the limits of composition, and the character of modern times will allow.
Page 102 - New fhadowy hofts, the vaflals of his thought, In Joy's gay garb, in Terror's dread array, Darker than night, and brighter than the day ; Who at his bidding, thro...
Page 3 - The genial fun in its expanding leaves ; For now fhe enter'd thofe important years, When the full bofom fwells with hopes and fears ; When confcious nature prompts the...
Page 112 - For earthly gauze was never half fo fine. Of that enchanting age her figure feems, When fmiling Nature with the vital beams Of vivid Youth, and Pleafure's purple flame. Gilds her accomplifli'd work, the female fiame, With rich luxuriance tender, fweetly wild, And juft between the woman and the child.

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