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SILENCE - SIMPLICITY.
I do know of these,
That therefore only are reputed wise,
2. The silence often of pure innocence Persuades, when speaking fails.
3. Silence! coeval with eternity!
4. The tongue mov'd gently first, and speech was low, Till wrangling science taught it noise and show, And wicked wit arose, thy most abusive foe.
5. There is a silence which hath been no sound;
7. 'T was night: All nature, far and wide,
6. She feels her inmost soul within her stir
1. Fair nature's sweet simplicity, With elegance refin'd.
MRS. AMELIA B. WELBY.
J. T. WATSON.
2. Beautiful one! thy look and tone
Like light from heaven, thy magic glance -
1. What peremptory, eagle-sighted eye Dares look upon the heaven of her brow, That is not blinded by her majesty?
2. To splendour only do we live?
Must pomp alone our thoughts employ?
SPRING. (See AUTUMN.)
3. Can wealth give happiness? look round and see,
I envy none the gilding of their woe.
SPORTS. (See FISHING.)
STARS. (See MOON.)
1. A statesman, that can side with every faction,
Forbear, you things
That stand upon the pinnacles of state,
To boast your slippery height; when you do fall,
BEN JONSON. 3. Thus the court wheel goes round, like fortune's ball; One statesman rising on another's fall.
STYLE. (See CRITICISM.)
1. Had I miscarried, I had been a villain ;
2. 'Tis not in mortals to command success;
But we'll do more, Sempronius
3. It is success that colours all in life;
Success makes fools admir'd, makes villains honest.
5. But who shall tax successful villany, Or call the rising traitor to account?
we 'll deserve it.
The dread of something after death,
2. Oh! that this too, too solid flesh would melt, Thaw, and dissolve itself into a dew!
Or that the Everlasting had not set
To run away
From this world's ills, that, at the very worst,