Select Works of Mr. A. Cowley: In Two Volumes, Volume 2

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W. Bowyer and J. Nichols, 1772

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Page 256 - This only grant me, that my means may lie Too low for envy, for contempt too high. Some honour I would have, Not from great deeds, but good alone ; The unknown are better, than ill known : Rumour can ope the grave.
Page 258 - I found everywhere there (though my understanding had little to do with all this) ; and, by degrees, with the tinkling of the rhyme and dance of the numbers, so that I think I had read him all over before I was twelve years old, and was thus made a poet as immediately as a child is made an eunuch.
Page 254 - ... of praise from him. There is no danger from me of offending him in this kind ; neither my mind, nor my body, nor my fortune, allow me any materials for that vanity. It is sufficient for my own contentment, that they have preserved me from being scandalous or remarkable on the defective side.
Page 122 - I hate, and yet I love thee too ; How can that be ? I know not how ; Only that so it is I know ; And feel with torment that 'tis so.
Page 8 - I was interrupted by a strange and terrible apparition ; for there appeared to me (arising out of the earth, as I conceived) the figure of a man, taller than a giant, or indeed than the shadow of any giant in the evening.
Page 3 - ... by ; and I retired back to my chamber, weary, and I think more melancholy than any of the mourners ; where I began to reflect...
Page 14 - ... (for there is no end of all the particulars of his glory) to bequeath all this with one word to his posterity ; to die with peace at home, and triumph abroad ; to be buried among kings...
Page 141 - We are here among the vast and noble scenes of nature ; we are there among the pitiful shifts of policy : we walk here in the light and open ways of the divine...
Page 96 - This is but a deception of the sight through a false medium ; for if a groom serve a gentleman in his chamber, that gentleman a lord, and that lord a prince ; the groom, the gentleman, and the lord, are as much servants one as the other...
Page 116 - Who by resolves and vows engag'd does stand For days, that yet belong to fate, Does, like an unthrift, mortgage his estate, Before it falls into his hand : The bondman of the cloister so...

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