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" Soft yielding minds to water glide away, And sip, with Nymphs, their elemental tea. The graver prude sinks downward to a Gnome, In search of mischief still on earth to roam. The light coquettes in Sylphs aloft repair, And sport and flutter in the fields... "
The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope, Esq: To which is Prefixed the Life of ... - Page 75
by Alexander Pope - 1808 - 651 pages
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The Works of the English Poets, from Chaucer to Cowper: Including ..., Volume 12

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1810 - 526 pages
...elemental tea. The graver prude sinks downward to a Gnome, In search of mischief still on Earth to main. The light coquettes in Sylphs aloft repair, -And sport...guards the purity of melting maids, In courtly balls, ami midnight masquerades, VARIATIONS. Shock .just had given himself the rouzing shakr, And nymphs preparM...
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The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope: With His Last Corrections, Additions ...

Alexander Pope - 1812
...Soft yielding minds to water glide away, And sip, with nymphs, their elemental tea. The graver prude sinks downward to a gnome, In search of mischief still...roam. The light coquettes in sylphs aloft repair, 65 And sport and flutter in the fields of air. Know further yet ; whoever, fair and chaste, Rejects...
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Elements of criticism [by H. Home].

Henry Home (lord Kames.) - 1817
...host I blame. The same where the separation is made at the close of the first line of the couplet: For spirits, freed from mortal laws, with ease Assume what sexes and what shapes they please. The pause is tolerable even at the close of the couplet, for the reason just now suggested, that inverted...
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Specimens of the British Poets: With Biographical and Critical ..., Volume 5

Thomas Campbell - Authors, English - 1819
...Soft yielding minds to water glide away, And sip, with nymphs, their elemental tea. The graver prude sinks downward to a gnome, In search of mischief still...mortal laws, with ease Assume what sexes and what shape they please. What guards the purity of melting maids, In courtly balls, and midnight masquerades,...
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Elements of Criticism, Volume 2

Lord Henry Home Kames - Aesthetics - 1819
...host I blame. The same where the separation is made at th« dose of the first line of the couplet : For spirits, freed from mortal laws, with ease, Assume what sexes and what shapes they please. The pause is tolerable even at the close of the couplet, for the reason just now suggested, that inverted...
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Select Works of the British Poets: With Biographical and Critical ..., Volume 1

John Aikin - Electronic book - 1820 - 807 pages
...Soft yielding minds to water glide away, And sip, with nymphs, their elemental tea. The graver prude " I see all offers made by me how slight Thou valuest,...and nice, Or nothing more than still to contradict Wh.it guards the purity of melting maids, In courtly balls, and midnight masquerades, Safe from the...
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Select Works of the British Poets: With Biographical and Critical ..., Volume 5

John Aikin - English poetry - 1821 - 807 pages
...Soft yielding minds to water glide away, And sip, with nymphs, their elemental tea. The graver prude sinks downward to a Gnome, In search of mischief still...light coquettes in Sylphs aloft repair, And sport and nutter in the fields of air. " Know farther yet ; whoever fair and chaste Rejects mankind, is by some...
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The Works of Alexander Pope, Volume 1

Alexander Pope - Poets, English - 1822
...eadem sequitur tellure repostos." Virg. ^Bneid. vi. P. The light Coquettes in Sylphs aloft repair, 65 And sport and flutter in the fields of Air. Know farther...ease Assume what sexes and what shapes they please. 70 What guards the purity of melting Maids, In courtly balls, and midnight masquerades, Safe from the...
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The Works of Alexander Pope, Volume 1

Alexander Pope - Poets, English - 1822 - 436 pages
...eadem sequitur tellure repostos." Virg. /Eneid. vi. P. The light Coquettes in Sylphs aloft repair, 65 And sport and flutter in the fields of Air. Know farther...ease Assume what sexes and what shapes they please. 70 What guards the purity of melting Maids, In courtly balls, and midnight masquerades, Safe from the...
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The British Poets: Including Translations ...

British poets - Classical poetry - 1822
...Soft yielding minds to water glide away, And sip, with nymphs, their elemental tea. The graver prude sinks downward to a gnome, In search of mischief still...And sport and flutter in the fields of air. ' Know further yet; whoever fair and chaste Rejects mankind, is by some sylph embraced: For spirits, freed...
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