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ANTISTROPHE artsul bards Bavius beneath blest bliss boast bow'rs breast breast Implant charms claim consin'd cou'd court Delia delight divine Druids earth ease Edward EPIGRAM ETON COLLEGE Ev'n ev'ry eyes facred fair faithsul fame fate flame flow'ry foes fond form'd foul garter gen'rous Genius gentle giv'n glorious glory grace Greece grove hand happy hath heart heav'n heav'nly Hence honour immortal king knight liberty lise lord lov'd lyre magick maid mighty mind muse muse's nature's ne'er nymphs o'er pain passion peace Pindus plain pleas'd pleasure pow'r praise pride prince publick rage rais'd resin'd Rome sacred sear semale shade shew shou'd sield sing sire sirst six'd smiles soft song SONNET sooth sov'reign spirit suture sweet tears thee thine thou thought thro throne toils train truth vex'd virtue virtue's virtuous voice wealth Whate'er wise worthy prince wou'd wretch youth
Page 268 - Gainst graver hours, that bring constraint To sweeten liberty: Some bold adventurers disdain The limits of their little reign And unknown regions dare descry: Still as they run they look behind, They hear a voice in every wind, And snatch a fearful joy.
Page 45 - Seek to be good, but aim not to be great: A woman's noblest station is retreat; Her fairest virtues fly from public sight, Domestic worth, that shuns too strong a light.
Page 270 - That every labouring sinew strains, Those in the deeper vitals rage : Lo, Poverty, to fill the band, That numbs the soul with icy hand And slow-consuming Age. To each his sufferings : all are men, Condemn'd alike to groan ; The tender for another's pain, Th
Page 276 - Eight times emerging from the flood She mew'd to ev'ry watry God, Some speedy aid to send. No Dolphin came, no Nereid stirr'd: Nor cruel Tom, nor Susan heard. A Fav'rite has no friend! From hence, ye Beauties, undeceiv'd, Know, one false step is ne'er retriev'd, And be with caution bold. Not all that tempts your wand'ring eyes And heedless hearts, is lawful prize; Nor all, that glisters, gold.
Page 270 - Th' unfeeling for his own. Yet ah ! why should they know their fate ? Since sorrow never comes too late, And happiness too swiftly flies. Thought would destroy their paradise. No more ; where ignorance is bliss, 'Tis folly to be wise.
Page 267 - A stranger yet to pain! I feel the gales that from ye blow A momentary bliss bestow, As waving fresh their gladsome wing My weary soul they seem to soothe, And, redolent of joy and youth, To breathe a second spring.
Page 39 - To whom I gave my own harmonious lyre, If high exalted on the Throne of Wit, Near Me and Homer thou afpire to...
Page 75 - E'en for the kid or lamb that pour'd its life Beneath the bloody knife, Her gentle tears would fall, Tears from sweet virtue's source, benevolent to all.