The Works of James Thomson: With His Last Corrections and Improvements. ...

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A. Millar, 1766

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Page 144 - Ah, that was not from virtue ! — Had, my father, That been his aim, I yield to what you say ; " 'Tis powerful truth, unanswerable reason.
Page 97 - tis clear as truth and virtue. He lov'd his people, deem'd them all his children ; The good exalted, and depress'd the bad.
Page 195 - My care would only more inflame his rage. Behold the fatal work of my dark hand, That by rude force the passions would command, That ruthless sought to root them from the breast ; They may be rul'd, but will not be opprest.
Page 114 - Here summoned to the palace, meet already, To pay their homage, and confirm the will. On a few moments hangs the public fate, On a few...
Page 105 - Thence issue speedy orders to convene, This day ere noon, the senate; where those barons, Who now are in Palermo, will attend. To pay their ready homage to their king, Their rightful king, who claims his native crown. And will not be a king by deeds and parchments.
Page 95 - ... Tis true. But at his years Death gives, short notice — Drooping nature then, Without a gust of pain to shake it, falls. His death, my daughter, was that happy period Which few attain. The duties of his day Were all discharg'd, " and gratefully enjoy'd
Page 110 - But, ah ! the hearts of kings are not their own. There. is a haughty duty, that subjects them To chains of state, to wed the public welfare, And not indulge the tender, private virtues.
Page 275 - Thou speak'st the truth : it had not. O, for that time again ! propitious gods, If you will bless me, grant it ! Know, for that, For that dear purpose, I have now propos'd Thou shouldst return : I pray thee, Marcius, do it ; And we shall meet again on nobler terms.
Page 168 - My lord Siffredi, -Spare thy rebuke. The duties of my station Are not to me unknown. But thou, old man...
Page 155 - I esteem — nay more, I trust them " So far as virtue goes — but could he place " His daughter on the throne of Sicily: " Oh, 'tis a glorious bribe, too much for man '." What is it then ! I care not what it be.

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