The Poetical Works: Of the Rev. Samuel Bishop, ... To which are Prefixed, Memoirs of the Life of the Author, by the Rev. Thomas Clare, ...

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A. Strahan; and sold by Messrs. Cadell and Davies; Mr. Robson; Mr. Walter; Mr. Dilly; Messrs. White; Messrs. Rivington; Mr. Payne; Messrs. Fletcher and Hanwell, and Mr. Cooke, at Oxford; Mr. Deighton, and Mr. Lunn, at Cambridge; and Mr. Bulgin, at Bristol, 1796
 

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Page 159 - IX. Tiptoe o'er the level plain Ardent HOPE all panting flew, Prompt her eager eye to ftrain, Far beyond the prefent view : Quick from hint to hint to ftray, She the PRIMROSE held moft dear;— Firft-born of returning May ; Promife of the future year. X. ILL-NATURE to a corner...
Page 64 - Heart, — to adl and live ! Or training for the public fcene, The focial confcioufnefs ferene ; Which founds (un-dup'd by popular names) On general duties, private claims ; And general claims, where'er they rife, By private duty's ftandard tries : Convinc'd that, in dominion's fcale Whatever civil plans prevail, The Almighty word, which form'd this ball, Made Man for Man ; and ALL for ALL. TASTE ! — if with me thou deign to dwell, Let figns like thefe, thy influence tell ; Mode, Whim, Expence,...
Page 242 - ... meet ; Look mutual pleasure, mutual purpose share, Repose from labours to unite in care ! Ambition ! does Ambition there reside ? Yes : when the boy, in manly mood astride, With ruby lip and eyes of sweetest blue, And flaxen locks, and cheeks of rosy hue, (Of headstrong prowess innocently vain), Canters ; — the jockey of his father's cane : While Emulation in the daughter's heart Bears a more mild, though not less powerful, part, With zeal to shine her...
Page 57 - Be the passport to thy heaven, Follow thou those gloomy ways, No such law to me was given ; Nor, I trust, shall I deplore me Faring like my friends before me ; Nor a holier place desire Than Timoleon's arms acquire, And Tully's curule chair, and Milton's golden lyre. AKENSIDE. THE MAN OF TASTE. HENCE ! phantom ! weak and vain, Fashion ! of Indolence and Folly born ! Nursed by Conceit and Scorn! And cradled in the wild distemper'd brain ! Go! Hoyden, as thou art A full grown baby ! skittish ! prone...
Page xlv - Works of imagination excel by their allurement and delight; by their power of attracting and detaining the attention. That book is good in vain which the reader throws away. He only is the master who keeps the mind in pleasing captivity...
Page 58 - ... handiwork surveying ; — Where fruit and flower the meads arraying, Lavish of hues that might outvie The many-tinged rainbow's dye, Show'd heavenly pencilling ! What time Genius, the wood nymph, in her prime Of bloom and spirit, pass'd along ; Light of heart and frank of song ; Vagrant, on a sweet zephyr's wing, Plundering the magazines of spring ; Vermil tints and perfumed air Gathering here and scattering there ! Her the thought-wrapt being spied Glancing comely by his side ; And, with sudden...
Page 18 - As in strict review they pass ; Joins, as various features strike, Fit to fit, and like to like ; Till, in meek array, advance Concord, Method, Elegance ! TIME, meanwhile, from day to day, Fixes deeper Virtue's root ; Whence in long succession gay, Blossoms many a lively shoot ; Meek Obedience, following still, Frank and glad, a master's will ; Modest Candour, hearing prone, Any judgment save...
Page 62 - ... And Roman Grandeur doth advance The Attic Eafe and Elegance ! My foul, meanwhile, with rapture ranging O'er parts in apteft order changing, Sees every Art of every Coaft Become my Country's gradual boaft. Or if domeftic...
Page 69 - Incarnate Deity, the Word, the Life, The Word of Life, the Life of Righteoufnefs, The very confubftantial Son of GOD, Become thy Advocate, thy Expiation, Thy Health, thy Stay, thy Heritage for ever} Oh! glorious Tidings! Oh fupreme delight To give thefe tidings to Mankind ! To point Redemption out! to pour the balm Of Peace and Comfort on Defpair! to lead Repentant fenfe to Faith ; and Faith to Purity, And Purity to Zeal, and Zeal to Virtue, And Virtue to the...
Page 58 - ... Conceit and Scorn! And cradled in the wild distemper'd brain ! Go! Hoyden, as thou art A full grown baby ! skittish ! prone to range ! Changed, evermore to change ! Find out some high tower's pinnacle ! and watch The shifting vane to catch, That veers with every blast to every part ! But come! thou sober Influence, Whom Genius bore of old to Sense ! Taste, thy name ! — Beneath a shade, By arched oaks embowering made, Sense his stand, deep musing, took ; With fixed foot, and steadfast look,...

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