Poems by eminent ladies

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Page 49 - I hear the solemn sound, Which midnight echoes waft around, And sighing gales repeat. Fav'rite of Pallas! I attend, And, faithful to thy summons, bend At Wisdom's awful seat.
Page 179 - farewell ! no more Shall Death disturb your mirthful hour : And farther, to avoid all blame Of cruelty upon my name, To give you time for preparation, And fit you for your future station, Three several warnings you shall have, Before...
Page 96 - Nor ease, nor peace, that heart can know, That, like the needle true, Turns at the touch of joy or woe; But, turning, trembles too.
Page 179 - Nor once perceived his growing old, Nor thought of Death as near; His friends not false, his wife no shrew, Many his gains, his children few, He...
Page 179 - Quit your sweet bride and come with me." " With you ! and quit my Susan's side...
Page 29 - But if thine unrelenting heart That slender boon deny, The cheerful light, the vital air, Are blessings widely given; Let Nature's commoners enjoy The common gifts of Heaven. The well-taught philosophic mind To all compassion gives; Casts round the world an equal eye, and feels for all that lives.
Page 179 - I'll quit my prey, And grant a kind reprieve ; In hopes you'll have no more to say ; But, when I call again this way, Well pleased the world will leave.
Page 29 - See TITIANA driving to the park! Hark ! let us follow, 'tis not yet too dark ; In her all beauties of the fpring are feen, Her cheeks are rofy, and her mantle green. PATCH. See TINTQRETTA to the opera goes!
Page 49 - That breathes no wild desires : But taught by thy unerring rules, To shun the fruitless wish of fools, To nobler views aspires.
Page 96 - Oh, hafte to fhed the facred balm! My fhatter'd nerves new firing; And for my gueft, ferenely calm, The nymph, Indifference, bring. At her approach, fee Hope, fee Fear, See Expectation fly ; And Difappointment in the rear, That blafts the promis'd joy. The tear which pity taught to flow, The eye fhall then difown: The heart that melts for others woe, Shall then fcarce feel its own.

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