The Bardic Museum: Of Primitive British Literature; and Other Admirable Rarities; Forming the Second Volume of the Musical, Poetical, and Historical, and Historical Relicks of the Welsh Bards and Druids, Containing, the Bardic Triads; Historic Odes; Eulogies; Songs; Elegies; Memorials of the Tombs of the Warriors; of King Arthur and His Knights; Regalias; the Wonders of Wales, Et Cætera: with English Translations an Historic Illustrations: Likewise, the Ancient War-tunes of the Bards, to These National Melodies are Added New Basses; with Variations
A. Strahan, 1802 - 112 páginas
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Página xi - And ever, against eating cares, Lap me in soft Lydian airs, Married to immortal verse, Such as the meeting soul may pierce, In notes with many a winding bout Of linked sweetness long drawn out With wanton heed and giddy cunning, The melting voice through mazes running, Untwisting all the chains that tie The hidden soul of harmony ; That Orpheus...
Página 83 - By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down, yea, we wept, when we remembered Zion. We hanged our harps upon the willows in the midst thereof. For there they that carried us away captive required of us a song; and they that wasted us required of us mirth, saying, Sing us one of the songs of Zion.
Página iv - Canopy, to keep off the Rain, and there was built on purpose a little Boat, wherein was a Boy, belonging to the Fleet, who rowed round the Fountain, and filled the Cups of the Company, and in all Probability, more than six thousand Men drank thereof.
Página 94 - Now the bright morning star, day's harbinger, Comes dancing from the east, and leads with her The flowery May, who from her green lap throws The yellow cowslip, and the pale primrose. Hail bounteous May that dost inspire Mirth and youth, and warm desire; Woods and groves are of thy dressing, Hill and dale doth boast thy blessing. Thus we salute thee with our early song, And welcome thee, and wish thee long.
Página 34 - Nor on all profusely pours; Lord of every regal art, Liberal hand, and open heart. Big with hosts of mighty name, Squadrons three against him came; This the force of Eirin hiding, Side by side as proudly riding, On her shadow long and gay Lochlin plows...
Página 51 - Part loosely wing the region; part more wise In common, ranged in figure, wedge their way, Intelligent of seasons, and set forth Their aery caravan, high over seas Flying, and over lands, with mutual wing Easing their flight : so steers the prudent crane Her annual voyage, borne on winds : the air Floats as they pass, fann'd with unnumber'd plumes.
Página 4 - Tynwald day. First, you shall come thither in your Royal array, as a king ought to do, by the prerogatives and royalties of the land of Man...
Página xiii - Sometimes, with secure delight, The upland hamlets will invite, When the merry bells ring round, And the jocund rebecks sound To many a youth and many a maid Dancing in the checker'd shade...