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The Works of James Thomson: With His Last Corrections and Improvements
Vista completa - 1762
The Works of James Thomson. With His Last Corrections and ..., Volumen3
Vista completa - 1762
ages amid ancient arms behold beneath beſt blood bounds breath bright called calm chief clouds Corruption dark death deep delight earth Ev'n ev'ry fair fame field fire firſt flame flood flow fons force foul Freedom friends gen'rous gives glory grace GREECE hand happy head heart heav'n Hence hills honour human Italy kind kings knight land laſt laws LIBERTY light live look luxurious mankind Mark mind mortal moſt mountains Muſe nature o'er once peace plain pleaſure pour'd pow'r pride race rage reign riſe Roman Rome roſe round ſcene ſhe ſhine ſhore ſoft ſome ſoul ſpirit ſpread ſtate ſtill ſtream ſuch ſweet taught tender thee theſe thoſe thou thought thro toil train truth tyrant virtue waſte waves whence whole whoſe wide wild winds
Página 196 - The rooms with costly tapestry were hung, Where was inwoven many a gentle tale ; Such as of old the rural poets sung...
Página 214 - I care not, Fortune, what you me deny : You cannot rob me of free Nature's grace ; You cannot shut the windows of the sky, Through which Aurora shows her brightening face; You cannot bar my constant feet to trace The woods and lawns, by living stream, at eve...
Página 242 - Tainting the gale, in which they flutter'd light; Of morbid hue his features, sunk and sad; His hollow eyne shook forth a sickly light; And o'er his lank jawbone, in piteous plight, His black rough beard was matted rank and vile; Direful to see!
Página 206 - One day there chanced into these halls to rove A joyous youth, who took you at first sight ; Him the wild wave of pleasure hither drove, Before the sprightly tempest tossing light...
Página 207 - Him through their inmost walks the muses lad, To him the sacred love of nature lent, And sometimes would he make our valley glad; Whenas we found he would not here be pent, To him the better sort this friendly message sent: LXVI.
Página 208 - Full oft by holy feet our ground was trod, Of clerks good plenty here you mote espy. A little, round, fat, oily man of God, Was one I chiefly mark'd among the fry : He had a roguish twinkle in his eye, And shone all glittering with ungodly dew, If a tight damsel chaunc'd to trippen by ; Which when observ'd, he shrunk into his mew, And straight would recollect his piety anew.
Página 203 - Wide pour'd abroad behold the giddy crew ; See how they dash along from wall to wall ! At every door, hark, how they thundering call ! Good Lord ! what can this giddy rout excite ? Why, on each other with fell tooth to fall ; A neighbour's fortune, fame, or peace, to blight, And make new tiresome parties for the coming night. The puzzling sons of party next appear'd, ' In dark cabals and nightly juntos met ; And now they whisper'd close, now shrugging rear'd Th' important shoulder; then, as if to...
Página 252 - OR ever, Fortune, wilt thou prove An unrelenting foe to love, And when we meet a mutual heart, Come in between, and bid us part: Bid us sigh on from day to day, And wish, and wish the soul away; Till youth and genial years are flown, And all the life of life...
Página 188 - Or prowl in courts of law for human prey, In venal senate thieve, or rob on broad highway.