A Flora of Shropshire

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John Davies, 1841 - 575 ページ
 

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243 ページ - All but yon widow'd, solitary thing That feebly bends beside the plashy spring; She, wretched matron, forced, in age, for bread, To strip the brook with mantling cresses spread...
355 ページ - Embattled in her field, and the humble shrub, And bush with frizzled hair implicit : last Rose, as in dance, the stately trees, and spread Their branches hung with copious fruit, or gemm'd Their blossoms: with high woods the' hills were crown'd With tufts the valleys, and each fountain side; With borders long the rivers: that Earth now Seem'd like to Heaven a seat where gods might dwell Or wander with delight, and love to haunt Her sacred shades...
355 ページ - And foorth they passe with pleasure forward led, Joying to heare the birdes sweete harmony, Which, therein shrouded from the tempest dred Seemd in their song to scorne the cruell sky. Much can...
225 ページ - Sabrina fair, Listen where thou art sitting Under the glassy, cool, translucent wave, In twisted braids of lilies knitting The loose train of thy amber-dropping hair; Listen for dear honour's sake, Goddess of the silver lake, Listen, and save. Listen, and appear to us, In name of great Oceanus; By the earth-shaking Neptune's mace, And Tethys...
401 ページ - And all in sight doth rise a birchen tree, Which Learning near her little dome did stowe ; Whilom a twig of small regard to see, Though now so wide its waving branches flow, And work the simple vassals mickle woe ; For not a wind might curl the leaves that blew, But their limbs shudder'd and their pulse beat low, And as they look'd they found their horror grew, And shaped it into rods, and tingled at the view.
413 ページ - Nature ! all-sufficient ! over all ! Enrich me with the knowledge of thy works ! Snatch me to heaven ; thy rolling wonders there, World beyond world, in infinite extent, Profusely scattered o'er the blue immense, Show me; their motions, periods, and their laws, Give me to scan...
159 ページ - The negligence of Nature, wide and wild ; Where, undisguised by mimic Art, she spreads Unbounded beauty to the roving eye.
355 ページ - The Laurell, meed of mightie Conquerours And Poets sage ; the Firre that weepeth still : The Willow, worne of forlorne Paramours ; The Eugh...
1 ページ - tis her privilege, Through all the years of this our life, to lead From joy to joy : for she can so inform The mind that is within us, so impress With quietness and beauty, and so feed With lofty thoughts, that neither evil tongues, Rash judgments, nor the sneers of selfish men, Nor greetings where no kindness is, nor all The dreary intercourse of daily life, Shall e'er prevail against us, or disturb Our cheerful faith, that all which we behold Is full of blessings.
355 ページ - Much can they praise the trees so straight and hy, The sayling pine, the cedar proud and tall ; The vine-propp elme, the poplar never dry...

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