The Works of the English Poets: With Prefaces, Biographical and Critical, Volume 50, Page 1

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Page 64 - Pronounce his doom whom thou hast held so dear: Thou, who hast took me to thy arms, and swore .Empires were vile, and Fate could give no more; That to continue was its utmost...
Page 83 - The man who builds, and wants wherewith to pay, Provides a home from which to run away.
Page 219 - Since great his strength, go trust him, void of care ; Lay on his neck the toil of all the year ; Bid him bring home the seasons to thy doors, And cast his load among thy gather'd stores.
Page 112 - As if their grandeur, by contagion, wrought, And fame was, like a fever, to be caught: But after seven years dance from place to place, The Dane is more familiar with his Grace.
Page 165 - Of ever losing what she held most dear, How did Britannia, like Achilles, weep, And tell her sorrows to the kindred deep ! Hang o'er the floods, and, in devotion warm, Strive, for thee, with the surge, and fight the storm...
Page 150 - Who marry to be free, to range the more, And wed one man, to wanton with a score.
Page 86 - Is there a man of an eternal vein, "Who lulls the town in winter with his strain, At Bath, in summer, chants the reigning...
Page 30 - O how divine ! to tread the milky way, To the bright palace of the lord of day ; His court admire, or for his favour sue, Or leagues of friendship with his saints renew...
Page 128 - Tis not in air-pumps the gay colonel dies. But though to-day this rage of science reigns, (O fickle sex !) soon end her learned pains.
Page 24 - How empty learning, and how vain is art, But as it mends the life, and guides the heart...

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