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æther Albion arms beauty Behold beneath blest boast breast Britannia's brow charms cou'd courser curs'd delight divine dome dreadful e'er Ev'n ev'ry eyes face facundia fair fairy fame fancy fantastick fate fear fense flame Flandrian flow'rs foes form'd foul Gaul gen'rous give glory good-natur'd grace GRONGAR HILL groves happy hear heart heav'n honour Kenna kings lyre magick maid mighty mind mortal muse ne'er never night nymph o'er pain passion peace Peleus pity pleas'd pleasure pow'r praise pride proud publick Queen quid rage rais'd reign rife risum round sacred scene shade shew shine shun sield sierce sight sill sill'd sing sire sirst six'd skies smile soft soul Spleen sweet taste tempest terque thee thou thought thro throne tow'rs trembling Twas virtue vows ween Whigs wind wou'd wretched youth
Page 285 - ... verum ubi plura nitent in carmine, non ego paucis offendar maculis, quas aut incuria fudit aut humana parum cavit natura.
Page 256 - But ah ! what pen his piteous plight may trace ? Or what device his loud laments explain? The form uncouth of his disguised face ? The pallid hue that dyes his looks amain ? The plenteous shower that does his cheek distain...
Page 200 - This, only this, provokes the snarling Muse. The sober trader at a tatter'd cloak Wakes from his dream, and labours for a joke; With brisker air the silken courtiers gaze, And turn the varied taunt a thousand ways.
Page 254 - Eftsoons the urchins to their tasks repair ; Their books of stature small they take in hand, Which with pellucid horn secured are, To save from finger wet the letters fair ; The work so gay, that on their back is seen, St. George's high atchievements does declare-; On which thilk wight that has y-gazing been, Kens the forthcoming rod ; — unpleasing sight, I ween.
Page 208 - Ah ! let not Censure term our fate our choice, The stage but echoes back the public voice ; The drama's laws, the drama's patrons give, For we that live to please, must please to live.
Page 25 - Proud names, who once the reins of empire held ; In arms who triumph'd ; or in arts excell'd ; Chiefs, grac'd with scars, and prodigal of blood ; Stern patriots, who for sacred freedom stood ; Just men, by whom impartial laws were given ; And saints, who taught and led the way to heaven...
Page 195 - Here let those reign, whom pensions can incite To vote a patriot black, a courtier white; Explain their country's dear-bought rights away, And plead for pirates in the face of day; With slavish tenets taint our poison'd youth, And lend a lie the confidence of truth.
Page 251 - Who should not honour'd eld with these revere: For never title yet so mean could prove, But there was eke a Mind which did that title love.