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" Did I but purpose to embark with thee On the smooth surface of a summer's sea ; While gentle zephyrs play in prosperous gales, And fortune's favour fills the swelling sails ; But would forsake the ship, and make the shore, When the winds whistle, and... "
Waverley Novels - Page 6
by Walter Scott - 1887
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The Lady's Magazine: Or Entertaining Companion for the Fair Sex ...

Great Britain - 1829
...series of metaphors, all borrowed from the sea, and contrasting prosperous with adverse fortune. " Did I but purpose to embark with thee On the smooth surface of a summer's sea, While gentle zephyrs play in prosp'rous gales, And Fortune's favor fills the swelling...
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Bell's Edition, Volumes 49-50

John Bell - English poetry - 1777
...woods to rove? FMMA. Thy rise of fortune did I only wed, 385 From its decline determin'd to recede ; Did I but purpose to embark with thee On the smooth surface of a summer's sea, While gentle zephyrs play in pros'prous gales, And Fortune's favour fills the swc'ling...
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The seasons, with the life of the author: to which are added Hesiod, or the ...

James Thomson, Thomas Parnell - 1808
...woods to rore? EMMA. TiiJ rise of fortunę did I only wed , I'rom its decline determin'd to recede , Did I but purpose to embark with thee On the smooth surface of a summer's sea ; \Vhilc gentle Zephyrs play in prosperous galei; And Fortune's favour fills the swelling...
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Letters on Literature, Taste, and Composition, Addressed to His Son

George Gregory - Books and reading - 1809 - 363 pages
...Prior's Henry and Emma; and it comes naturally from the lips of an enamoured and virtuous female.... " Did I but purpose to embark with thee " On the smooth surface of a summer's sea, " While gentle zephyrs play with prosperous gales, " And fortune's favour fills the...
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The muses' bower, embellished with the beauties of English poetry, Volume 2

English poetry - 1809
...in woods to rove ? EMMA. Thy rise of fortune did I only wed, From its decline determin'd to recede I Did I but purpose to embark with thee On the smooth surface of a summer's sea, While gentle zephyrs play in prosp'rous gales, And Fortune's favour fills the swelling...
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Poetical narratives, epistles, and humourous pieces, selected from the most ...

Poetical narratives - 1810
...condemn'd in woods to rove ? Thy rise of fortune did I only wed, From its decline determin'd to recede ? Did I but purpose to embark with thee On the smooth surface of a summer's sea, While gentle zephyrs play in prosp'rous gales, And Fortune's favour fills the swelling...
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Hughes, Sheffield, Prior, Congreve, Blackmore, Fenton, Gay

Alexander Chalmers - English poetry - 1810
...condemn'd in woodi to rove? Thy rise of fortune did I only wed, From its decline dttennin'd to recede ; Did I but purpose to embark with thee On the smooth surface of a summer's sea ; While gentle Zephyrs play in prosperous gales, And Fortune's favour fills the swelling...
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Lectures on Rhetoric and Belles Lettres

Hugh Blair - English language - 1815 - 544 pages
...Prior's Henry and Emma, Emma, in the following allegorical manner, describes her constancy to Henry : Did I but purpose to embark with thee On the smooth surface of a summer's sea, While gentle zephyrs play with prosperous gales, And fortune's favour fills the swelling...
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The North American Review, Volume 2

Jared Sparks, Edward Everett, James Russell Lowell, Henry Cabot Lodge - 1816
...and supported with such devoted labours, each leader could appropriate the affectionate apostrophe : Did I but purpose to embark with thee On the smooth surface of a summer's sea, While gentle zephyrs play in prosperous gales, And fortune's favour fills the swelling...
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Old mortality

Sir Walter Scott - Bothwell Bridge, Battle of, Scotland, 1679 - 1816 - 347 pages
...continued to furnish them with the means of mirth until an early hour in the next morning. CHAPTER X. Did I but purpose to embark with thee On the smooth surface of a summer sea, And would forsake the skiff and make the shore When the winds whistle and the tempests...
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