The Works of the British Poets: With Lives of the Authors, 24. köide

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Mitchell, Ames, and White, 1819

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Page 289 - Whilom a twig of small regard to see, Though now so wide its waving branches flow ; And work the simple vassals mickle...
Page 5 - Whether to plant a walk in undulating curves, and to place a bench at every turn where there is an object to catch the view; to make water run where it will be heard, and to stagnate where it will be seen...
Page 181 - I have found out a gift for my fair ; I have found where the wood-pigeons breed : But let me that plunder forbear, She will say
Page 289 - Embower'd in trees, and hardly known to fame, There dwells, in lowly shed and mean attire, A matron old, whom we Schoolmistress name : Who boasts unruly brats with birch to tame; They grieven sore in piteous durance pent, Aw'd by the power of this relentless dame : And oft-times, on vagaries idly bent, For unkempt hair, or task unconn'd, are sorely shent.
Page 129 - Whoe'er has travell'd life's dull round, Where'er his stages may have been, May sigh to think he still has found The warmest welcome at an inn.
Page 191 - Dawson, monarch of my heart, Think not thy death shall end our loves, For thou and I will never part. Yet might sweet mercy find a place, And bring relief to Jemmy's woes, O GEORGE, without a prayer for thee My orisons should never close.
Page 185 - The sweets of a dew-sprinkled rose, The sound of a murmuring stream, The peace which from solitude flows, Henceforth shall be Corydon's theme. High transports are shown to the sight, But...
Page 181 - Are the groves and the valleys as gay, And the shepherds as gentle as ours ? The groves may perhaps be as fair...
Page 289 - So doth it wanton birds of peace bereave, Of sport, of song, of pleasure, of repast; They start, they stare, they wheel, they look aghast...
Page 182 - I show you the charms of my love, She is fairer than you can believe. With her mien she enamours the brave; With her wit she engages the free; With her modesty pleases the grave; She is ev'ry way pleasing to me.

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