The Poetical Works of George Crabbe: Complete in One Volume..

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A. and W. Galignani, 1829 - 319 pages
 

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Page 274 - When now the young are rear'd, and when the old, Lost to the tie, grow negligent and cold — Far to the left he saw the huts of men, Half hid in mist, that hung upon the fen ; Before him swallows, gathering for the sea, Took their short flights, and...
Page 5 - On Mincio's banks, in Caesar's bounteous reign, If Tityrus found the golden age again, Must sleepy bards the flattering dream prolong, Mechanic echoes of the Mantuan song ? From Truth and Nature shall we widely stray, Where Virgil, not where fancy, leads the way ? Yes, thus the muses sing of happy swains, Because the muses never knew their pains : They boast their peasants...
Page 76 - tis beauty he admires ; See ! to the shady grove he wings his way, And feels in hope the raptures of the day — Eager he looks ; and soon...
Page 60 - I go," he said ; but, as he spoke, she found His hand more cold, and fluttering was the sound ! Then...
Page 114 - Which on each side rose swelling, and below The dark warm flood ran silently and slow; There anchoring, Peter chose from man to hide, There hang his head, and view the lazy tide In its hot slimy channel slowly glide; Where the small eels that left the deeper way For the warm shore, within the shallows play; Where gaping muscles, left upon the mud, Slope...
Page 103 - Around the dwellings docks and wormwood rise; Here the strong mallow strikes her slimy root, Here the dull night-shade hangs her deadly fruit ;• On hills of dust the henbane's faded green, And...
Page 29 - Blest be the gracious power who taught mankind To stamp a lasting image of the mind ! Beasts may convey and tuneful birds may sing Their mutual feelings in the opening spring ; But man alone has skill and power to send The heart's warm dictates to the distant friend : 'Tis his alone to please, instruct, advise, Ages remote and nations yet to rise.
Page 98 - Tis not enough that we with sorrow sigh ; That we the wants of pleading man supply. That we in sympathy with sufferers feel, Nor hear a grief without a wish to heal ; Not these suffice — to sickness, pain, and...
Page 57 - In-shore their passage Tribes of Sea-Gulls urge, And drop for Prey within the sweeping Surge; Oft in the rough opposing Blast they fly Far back, then turn, and all their force apply, While to the Storm they give their weak complaining cry; Or clap the sleek white Pinion to the breast, And in the restless Ocean dip for rest.
Page 60 - Apart, she sigh'd; alone, she shed the tear; Then, as if breaking from a cloud, she gave Fresh light, and gilt the prospect of the grave. One day he lighter...

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