The Spleen,: And Other Poems,

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T. Cadell, junr. and W. Davies, (successors to Mr. Cadell), 1796 - 94 pages

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Page 16 - Renounces wisdom's sullen pomp, And loves the floral game, to romp. But who can view the pointed rays, That from black eyes scintillant blaze ? Love on his throne of glory seems Encompass'd with satellite beams.
Page 82 - Before they died, been forced to creep. They politics, like ours, profess ; The greater prey upon the less. Some strain on foot huge loads to bring, Some toil incessant on the wing...
Page 22 - Where its twelve verd'rers every day Are changing still the public way : Yet, if we miss our path and err, We grievous penalties incur ; And wand'rers tire, and tear their skin, And then get out where they went in.
Page 8 - To cure the mind's wrong bias, Spleen, Some recommend the bowling-green ; Some, hilly walks ; all, exercise ; Fling but a stone, the giant dies. Laugh and be well. Monkeys have been Extreme good doctors for the Spleen ; And kitten, if the humour hit, Has harlequin'd away the fit.
Page 32 - With mirror in his wanton hand ; Above, below, now here, now there He throws about the funny glare. Crowds pant, and prefs to feize the prize, The gay delufion of their eyes. When Fancy tries her limning...
Page 50 - And skill to make a busy hour, With trips to town life to amuse, To purchase books, and hear the news, To see old friends, brush off the clown, And quicken taste at coming down, Unhurt by sickness...
Page 47 - Invite, and contemplation aid: Here nymphs from hollow oaks relate The dark decrees and will of fate, And dreams beneath the spreading beech Inspire, and docile fancy teach; While soft as breezy breath of wind, Impulses rustle through the mind: Here Dryads, scorning Phoebus
Page 38 - Pindus* hill, Proud to aspire and workmen grow, By genius doom'd to stay below, For their own digging show the town Wit's treasure brought by others down. Some wanting, if they find a mine, An...
Page 27 - Yet such as owe the law their ears, We find employ'd as engineers ; — This view my forward zeal so shocks, In vain they hold the money-box.
Page 76 - Crack'cl is your brain to turn recluse Without one farthing out at use. They, who have lands, and safe bank-stock, With faith so founded on a rock, May give a rich invention ease, And construe scripture how they please. " The honour'd prophet that of old, Us'd Heav'n's high counsels to unfold. Did, more than courier angels, greet The crows, that brought him bread and meat

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