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Page 331 - Night primeval and of Chaos old ! Before her, fancy's gilded clouds decay, And all its varying rainbows die away. Wit shoots in vain its momentary fires, The meteor drops, and in a flash expires. As one by one, at dread Medea's strain, The sick'ning stars fade off th' ethereal plain ; As Argus
Page 295 - For thee we dim the eyes, and stuff the head With all such reading as was never read : For thee explain a thing till all men doubt it, And write about it, goddess, and about it : So spins the silkworm small its slender store, And labours till it clouds itself all o'er.
Page 262 - Yet, yet a moment, one dim ray of light Indulge, dread Chaos, and eternal Night!
Page 28 - Poetry, he will find but few precepts in it which he may not meet with in Aristotle, and which were not commonly known by all the poets of the Augustan age. His way of expressing and applying them, not his invention of them, is what we are chiefly to admire.
Page 267 - Too mad for mere material chains to bind : Now to pure space lifts her ecstatic stare, Now running round the circle, finds it square.
Page 110 - Cracks and Zig-zags of the Head; All that on Folly Frenzy could beget, Fruits of dull Heat, and Sooterkins of Wit. Next, o'er his Books his eyes began to roll, In pleasing memory of all he stole, How here he sipp'd, how there he plunder'd snug And suck'd all o'er, like an industrious Bug.
Page 104 - In merry old England it once was a rule, The King had his Poet, and also his Fool : But now we're so frugal, I'd have you to know it, That Cibber can serve both for Fool and for Poet.
Page 239 - Thence a new world to Nature's laws unknown, Breaks out refulgent, with a heav'n its own : Another Cynthia her new journey runs, And other planets circle other suns. The forests dance, the rivers upward rise 245 Whales sport in woods, and dolphins in the skies ; And last, to give the whole creation grace, Lo ! one vast egg produces human race. Joy fills his soul, joy innocent of thought ; What pow'r, he cries, what pow'r these wonders wrought?
Page 263 - Swinging slow with sullen roar; Or if the air will not permit, Some still removed place will fit, Where glowing embers through the room Teach light to counterfeit a gloom...