The Works of the English Poets: Otway; Duke; Dorset

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H. Hughs, 1779
 

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Page 192 - And now we've told you all our loves, And likewise all our fears, In hopes this declaration moves Some pity from your tears ; Let's hear of no inconstancy, We have too much of that at sea. With a fa, la, la, la, la.
Page 27 - Twas far from any path, but where the Earth Was bare, and naked all as at her birth, When by the Word it first was made, Ere God had said, Let grass, and herds, and every green thing grow, With fruitful trees after their kind, and it was so.
Page 190 - Should foggy Opdam chance to know Our sad and dismal story, The Dutch would scorn so weak a foe, And quit their fort at Goree: For what resistance can they find From men who've left their hearts behind ?With a fa, la, la, la, la.
Page 48 - And then in triumph home a welcome fleet he brought, With spoils of victory and glory fraught. To him then every heart was open, down From the great man to the clown : In him rejoic'd, to him inclin'd ; And as his health round the glad board did pass, Each honest fellow cry'd, 'Fill full my glass;' And show'd the fulness of his mind.
Page 191 - But now our fears tempestuous grow And cast our hopes away; Whilst you, regardless of our woe, Sit careless at a play: Perhaps permit some happier man To kiss your hand, or flirt your fan — With a fa, la, la, la, la.
Page 189 - Ladies now at land, We men at sea indite ; But first would have you understand How hard it is to write ; The muses, now, and Neptune too, We must implore to write to you. With a fa la, la, la, la.
Page 67 - But where such follies and such vices reign, What honest pen has patience to refrain ? At church, in pews, ye most devoutly snore, And here, got dully drunk, ye come to roar; Ye go to church, to glout and ogle there, And come to meet, more lewd, convenient here: With equal zeal ye honour either place, And run so very evenly your race, Y' improve in wit just as ye do in grace.
Page 28 - My father was .(a thing now rare) Loyal and brave ; my mother chaste and fair. The pledge of marriage-vows was only I ; Alone I liv'd their much-lov'd fondled boy:' They gave me gen'rous education ; high They strove to raise my mind ; and with it grew their joy.
Page 44 - Thus, like Alcides in his lion's skin, He very dreadful grew. But, like that Hercules when love crept in, And th...
Page 53 - Tis dang'rous to resist the power of love, The Gods obey him, and he's king above : He clear'd the doubts that did my mind confound, And promis'd me to bring thee hither bound : Oh may he come, and in that...

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