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W. J. MICKLE.
The Mariner's Wife.
His very foot has music in 't
The Country Justice. Part i.
Peter Pindar's Expostulatory Odes to a great Duke and a little Lord. Ode XV.
Care to our coffin adds a nail, no doubt,
And every grin, so merry, draws one out.
"This allusion to the dead soldier, and his widow, on the field of battle, was made the subject of a print by Bunbury, under which were engraved the pathetic lines of Langhorne. Sir Walter Scott has mentioned, that the only time he saw Burns, this picture was in the room. Burns shed tears over it; and Scott, then a lad of fifteen, was the only person present who could tell him where the lines were to be found."
Man is the noblest growth our realms supply,
To those who know thee not, no words can paint! And those who know thee, know all words are faint!
The Bas Bleu.
In men this blunder still you find,
Small habits well pursued betimes,
SIR WILLIAM JONES.
A Persian Song of Hafiz.
Go boldly forth, my simple lay,
From the Persian.
On parent knees, a naked new-born child Weeping thou sat'st while all around thee smiled; So live, that sinking in thy last long sleep,
Calm thou mayst smile, while all around thee weep.
Ode in Imitation of Alcæus.
What constitutes a state?
Men who their duties know,
But know their rights, and knowing, dare maintain.
And sovereign law, that state's collected will,
Sits empress, crowning good, repressing ill.
Seven hours to law, to soothing slumber seven,
CAPTAIN CHARLES MORRIS.
Billy Pitt and the Farmer.
Solid men of Boston, make no long orations;
*"Six hours in sleep, in law's grave study six,
McFingal. Canto i. Line 67.
But optics sharp it needs, I ween,
Canto iii. Line 489.
No man e'er felt the halter draw,
RICHARD BRINSLEY SHERIDAN.
The Rivals. Act v. Sc. 3.
As headstrong as an allegory on the banks of the Nile.
Act v. Sc. 3.
My valor is certainly going! it is sneaking off! I feel it oozing out as it were at the palm of my
Act v. Sc. 3.
I own the soft impeachment.
The Critic. Act ii. Sc. 1.
No scandal about Queen Elizabeth I hope.
Act ii. Sc. 2.
Where they do agree, their unanimity is wonderful.
School for Scandal. Act i. Sc. 1.
You shall see a beautiful quarto page, where a neat rivulet of text shall meander through a meadow of margin.
Act iii. Sc. 3.
Here's to the maiden of bashful fifteen ;
Here's to the flaunting, extravagant quean,
Drink to the lass;
I'll warrant she 'll prove an excuse for the glass.
eyes that would not look on me;
I ne'er saw nectar on a lip
But where my own did hope to sip.
Speech in Reply to Mr. Dundas.
The Right Honorable gentleman is indebted to his for his jests and to his imagination for his facts.
Oh! rather give me commentators plain,
The Borough Schools.
Books cannot always please, however good;