The Cheltenham mail bag; or, Letters from Gloucestershire [in verse] ed. [really written?] by Peter Quince, the younger, Volume 5

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Page 57 - High on a throne of royal state, which far Outshone the wealth of Ormus, and of Ind ; Or where the gorgeous East, with richest hand, Show'rs on her kings barbaric pearl and gold...
Page 100 - This is a gift that I have, simple, simple; a foolish extravagant spirit, full of forms, figures, shapes, objects, ideas, apprehensions, motions, revolutions : these are begot in the ventricle of memory, nourished in the womb of pia mater, and delivered upon the mellowing of occasion : But the gilt is good in those in whom it is acute, and I am thankful for it.
Page 108 - The eye of man hath not heard, the ear of man hath not seen, man's hand is not able to taste, his tongue to conceive, nor his heart to report what my dream was.
Page 112 - Sunt geminae Somni portae; quarum altera fertur cornea, qua veris facilis datur exitus umbris, altera candenti perfecta nitens elephanto, 895 sed falsa ad caelum mittunt insomnia Manes.
Page 30 - twere vain to tell, But gaze on that of the Gazelle, It will assist thy fancy well, As large, as languishingly dark, But Soul beam'd forth in every spark...
Page 55 - Monarchies,'' it is laid down that " a Free monarchy is one in which the monarch is perfectly free to do as he pleases.
Page 52 - I have, not without a little envy, observed of late the style of some great ministers very much to exceed that of any other productions.
Page 94 - And as plump, aye as any Princess of the blood, Carved in stone, but a good imitation of wood ; — With her vest all in plaits — like some ancient costume Either Roman or Grecian, I fairly presume ; Tho...
Page 10 - Here let me careless and unthoughtful lying, Hear the soft winds above me flying With all their wanton boughs dispute, And the more tuneful birds to both replying, Nor be myself too mute.

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