Drelincourt and Rodalvi; or, Memoirs of two noble families, Volume 2

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1807
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Page 228 - Who gave the ball, or paid the visit last; One speaks the glory of the British Queen, And one describes a charming Indian screen; A third interprets motions, looks, and eyes; At ev'ry word a reputation dies. Snuff, or the fan, supply each pause of chat, With singing, laughing, ogling, and all that.
Page 194 - Vice is a monster of such frightful mien, As, to be hated, needs but to be seen; But seen too oft, familiar with her face, We first endure, then pity, then embrace.
Page 12 - Wide-pour'd abroad behold the giddy crew ; See how they dash along from wall to wall ! At every door, hark how they thundering call ! Good Lord ! what can this giddy rout excite ? Why, on each other with fell tooth to fall ; A neighbour's fortune, fame, or peace to blight, And make new tiresome parties for the coming night. LIT. The puzzling sons of party next appear'd, In dark cabals and nightly juntos met ; And now they whisper'd close, now shrugging rear'd Th' important shoulder : then, as if...
Page 225 - And when the sun begins to fling His flaring beams, me, Goddess, bring To arched walks of twilight groves, And shadows brown that Sylvan loves Of pine, or monumental oak, Where the rude axe with heaved stroke Was never heard the Nymphs to daunt, Or fright them from their hallowed haunt.
Page 106 - And through the mists of passion and of sense, And through the tossing tide of chance and pain, To hold his course unfaltering, while the voice Of Truth and Virtue up the steep ascent Of Nature calls him to his high reward, 'The applauding smile of Heaven...
Page 147 - Say, thou inconstant ! what has Damon done, To lose the heart his tedious pains had won ? Tell me what charms you in my rival find...
Page 178 - And when thou wak'st thou'le sweetly smile: But smile not as thy father did, To cozen maids : nay, God forbid...
Page 18 - But greater yours sincerity to bear. Hard is the fortune that your sex attends ; Women, like princes, find few real friends : All who approach them their own ends pursue ; Lovers and ministers are seldom true.
Page 135 - Now whither shall I fly to find relief? What charitable hand will aid me now? Will stay my failing steps, support my ruins, And heal my wounded mind with balmy comfort?

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