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Page 340 - To new-found worlds, and wept for others' woe; But for himself, in conscious virtue brave, He only wish'd for worlds beyond the grave : His lovely daughter lovelier in her tears, The fond companion of his helpless years, Silent went next, neglectful of her charms, And left a lover's for...
Page 490 - FERVID on the glitt'ring flood, Now the noontide radiance glows : Drooping o'er its infant bud, Not a dew-drop's left the rose. By the brook the shepherd dines, From the fierce meridian heat, Shelter'd by the branching pines, Pendent o'er bis grassy seat.
Page 491 - I'm thine.' Her air was so modest, her aspect so meek! So simple, yet sweet, were her charms! I kiss'd the ripe roses that glow'd on her cheek, And lock'd the dear maid in my arms. Now jocund together we tend a few sheep, And if, by yon prattler, the stream, Reclined on her bosom, I sink into sleep, Her image still softens my dream.
Page 371 - Nor feek the dreary filent fhades below ; " But forth they fly, immortal in their kind, " And other bodies in new worlds they find. " Thus life for ever runs its endlefs race, " And, like a line, Death but divides the fpace ; ** A flop which can but for a moment laft, " A point between the future and the paft.
Page 345 - I have seen the ablest and the most learned men equally liable to deceive themselves, and to mislead others. The condition of human nature would be lamentable indeed, if nothing less than the greatest learning and talents, which fall to the share of so small a number of men, were sufficient to direct our judgment and our conduct.
Page 517 - ... we feel a general glow of delight, which seems to influence all our senses; and, if the object be not too large, we experience an attraction to embrace it with our arms, and to salute it with our lips, as we did in our early infancy the bosom of our mother.
Page 221 - Founded on arts which shun the face of day, By the same arts they still maintain their sway. Wrapp'd in mysterious secrecy they rise, no And, as they are unknown, are safe and wise.
Page 164 - For rhetoric, he could not ope His mouth, but out there flew a trope ; And when he happened to break off I...
Page 147 - Si vos marbres si durs ont senti son pouvoir, Dois-je trouver mauvais qu'un méchant pourpoint noir, Qui m'a duré deux ans, soit percé par le coude?
Page 122 - To remove all uncertainty in the order of the notes in the lyre, I took off all the strings but one, and on placing the instrument in a due position, was surprised to hear a great variety of notes, and frequently such as were not produced by any aliquot part of the strings : often, too, I heard a chord of two or three notes from this single string.