M. Tell me in what country flowers grow with the names of kings written on them , and have Phyllis all to yourself . P. I am not the man to settle a difference like this between you . You deserve the heifer , and so does he ; and every ...
When I was venturing to sing of kings and battles , the Cynthian god touched my ear , and appealed to my memory . It is a shepherd's part , Tityrus , that the sheep that he feeds should be fat , and the songs that he sings thin .
T. The ash is the fairest in the woods , the pine in the gardens , the poplar on the river banks , the fir on the mountain heights ; but if thou , Lycidas , beauty's king , shouldst visit me often and often , the ash would soon bow to ...
... not Tartarus hope to have thee for its king , nor mayest thou ever feel so monstrous an ambition ; though Greece see charms in her Elysian fields , and Proserpine , spite of her mother's journey , refuse to follow her back to earth ...
The crops , begin to die , and a prickly jungle steals into their place , burrs , caltrops and the like ; and among the glistening corn towers like a king the unkindly darnel and the unfruitful oat . So , unless your rake is ever ready ...
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