Póetische Werke, 1–3. köide

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L. Walthard, 1766

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Page 45 - I used to explain to him our several systems of natural philosophy, he would laugh, that a creature pretending to reason, should value itself upon the knowledge of other people's conjectures, and in things where that knowledge, if it were certain, could be of no use.
Page 7 - If I am right, thy grace impart, Still in the right to stay; If I am wrong, oh teach my heart To find that better way...
Page 7 - Let not this weak and erring hand Prefume thy bolts to throw, And deal damnation round the land, On each I judge thy foe.
Page 7 - Let me not cast away; For God is paid when man receives: T' enjoy is to obey. Yet not to earth's contracted...
Page 27 - To give this thesis plainer proof, You have to-night beneath your roof A pair of gods (nay, never wonder) : This youth can fly, and I can thunder. I'm Jupiter, and he Mercurius, My page, my son indeed, but spurious. Form then three wishes, you and madam ; And sure, as you already had 'em, The things desir'd in half an hour Shall all be here, and in your power.
Page 15 - C'est le sentiment que j'aurai toujours pour un homme qui condamne le beau feu et les vers de Benserade, dont le Roi et toute la cour a fait ses délices, et qui ne connoît pas les charmes des fables de La Fontaine.
Page 8 - I am, not wholly fo, Since quick'ned by thy breath ; Oh lead me wherefo'er I go, Thro' this day's life or death. This day, be bread and peace my lot: All elfe beneath the fun, Thou know'ft if beft beftow'd or not, And let thy will be done. To thee, whofe temple is all fpace...
Page 8 - If I am wrong, oh teach my heart To find that better way. Save me alike from foolifh pride, Or impious difcontent, At aught thy wifdom has deny'd, Or aught thy goodnefs lent. Teach me to feel another's woe, To hide the fault I fee ; That mercy I to others fhow* That mercy fhow to me. Mean tho...

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