The works of the poets of Great Britain and Ireland. With prefaces, biographical and critical, by S. Johnson, Volume 4

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Page 27 - no more the fire of beauty warms, But wicked wealth ufurps the power of charms. What pains to get the gaudy thing you hate, To fwell in ihow, and be a wretch in ftate ! At plays you ogle, at the ring you bow ; Ev'n churches are no
Page 79 - And other bodies in new worlds they find. Thus life for ever runs its endlefs race, And like a line, death but divides the fpace, A ftop which can but for a moment laft, A point between the future and the paft.
Page 216 - with fear, and fwiftly ran O'er craggy mountains, and the flowery plain ; Through brakes and thickets forc'd his way, and flew Through many a ring, where once he did purfue. In vain he oft endeavour'd to proclaim His new misfortune, and to tell his name ; Nor voice
Page 27 - now ; There golden idols all your vows receive ; She is no goddcfs who has nought to give. Oh may once more the happy age appear. When words were artlefs, and the thoughts fincere When gold and grandeur were unenvy'd things, And courts
Page 303 - can guefs your fenfe. Your unripe hopes their harveft muft attend : Be rul'd by me, and Time may be your friend. This is enough to let you underftand, For now my pen has tir'd my tender hand ; My woman knows the fecret of my heart, .And may hereafter better news
Page 210 - in his make He ript her womb, and fet the child at large,' And gave him to the centaur Chiron's charge': Then in his fury black'd the raven o'er, And bid him prate in his white plumes no more. OCYRRHOE TRANSFORMED TO A MARE.
Page 25 - form that glad's a nation's eyes ; Beneath her feet four mighty realms appear, And with due reverence pay their homage there. Britain and Ireland feem to own her grace, And even wild India wears a fmiling face. But France alone with downcaft eyes is feen, The fad attendant of fo good a Queen : Ungrateful country ! to forget fo
Page 50 - to believe To forfake the fine folk of the town ? To think that a beauty fo gay, She could doat on fo lowly a clown, Or that her fond heart would not grieve, So kind and fo confiant would prove ; Or go clad like our maidens in gray, Or live in a cottage
Page 282 - may at laft my weary age •**• ' Find out the peaceful hermitage, ' The hairy gown and niofly cell,
Page 47 - While in your early days of reputation, You for blue garters had not fuch a paffion ; While yet you did not ufe (as now your trade is) To drink with noble lords, and toaft their ladies ; Thou, Jacob Tonfon, wert to my conceiving, The

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