The Works of James Thomson: With His Last Corrections and Improvements ... To which is Prefixed, the Life of the Author, Volume 3

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J. Rivington, 1788
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Page 233 - My care would only more inflame his rage. Behold the fatal work of my dark hand, That by rude force the passions would command, That ruthless sought to root them from the breast ; They may be rul'd, but will not be opprest.
Page 44 - Where never human foot had mark'd the shore, These ruffians left me — Yet believe me, Areas, Such is the rooted love we bear mankind, All ruffians as they were, I never heard A sound so dismal as their parting oars.
Page 239 - Not one immoral, one corrupted thought, One line, which dying he could wish to blot.
Page 106 - Attach thee firmly to the virtuous deeds And offices of life ; to life itself, With all its vain and transient joys, sit loose.
Page 188 - Ah, that was not from virtue ! — Had, my father, That been his aim, I yield to what you say ; " 'Tis powerful truth, unanswerable reason.
Page 176 - In this will be a king ; in this my people Shall learn to judge how I will guard their rights, When they behold me vindicate my own. But have I, say, been treated like a king ? — Heavens ! could I...
Page 162 - How issue from this maze .' —The crowding barons, Here summoned to the palace, meet already, To pay their homage, and confirm the will. On a few moments hangs the public fate, On a few hasty...
Page 232 - I shall find means — No power in earth or heaven •' Can force me to endure the hateful light, " Thus robb'd of all that lent it joy and sweetness !
Page 126 - Wrapt in pale tempest, labour'd through the clouds. The demons of destruction then, they say. Were all abroad, and mixing with the woof Their baleful power: The sisters ever sung, Shake, standard, shake this ruin on our foes.
Page 154 - Thence issue speedy orders to convene, This day ere noon, the senate : where those barons, Who now are in Palermo, will attend, To pay their ready homage to the king, Their rightful king, who claims his native crown, And will not be a king by deeds and parchments.

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