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" I gave a fweet-heart's name. This with the loudeft bounce me fore amaz'd, That in a flame of brighteft colour blaz'd. As blaz'd the nut fo may thy paffion grow; For 'twas thy nut that did fo brightly glow. With my fharp heel I three times mark the ground,... "
Sixteen select idyls of Theocritus, with Engl. notes by D.B. Hickie - Page 18
by Theocritus (of Syracuse.) - 1839
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Poems on Several Occasions: Rural sports. The fan. The shepherd's week ...

John Gay - English poetry - 1753
...Lo.vc. With my Jharp heel I three times mark the ground. And turn me thrice around, around, around. 60 Two hazel-nuts I threw into the flame, And to each nut I gave a fweet- heart's naine. This This with the loudeft bounce me fore amaz'd, That in a flame of brighteft...
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The Beauties of English Poesy, Volume 1

Oliver Goldsmith - English poetry - 1767
...fharp heel I three times mark the ground, And turn me thrice around, aronnd, around. Two hazle nuts I threw into the flame, And to each nut I gave a fweet-heart's name. This with the loudeft bounce me fore amaz'd, That in a flame of brighteft colour...
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Observations on Popular Antiquities: Including the Whole of Mr. Bourne's ...

John Brand, Henry Bourne - Christian antiquities - 1777 - 430 pages
...Englifhyftwg Nuts into the Fire. This laft Cuftom is beautifully defcribed by Gay in his Spell: Two hazel Nuts I threw into the Flame, And to each Nut I gave a Sweetheart's Name ! This with the loudeft Bounce me fore amaz'd, That in a Flame of brightejl Colour blaz'd* ; As blaz'd the Nut fo may...
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Collectanea de Rebus Hibernicis ...

Charles Vallancey - Ireland - 1786 - 672 pages
...fire. •, ( This laft cuftom, is beautifully described by <3ajf, in his Spell.. . •; .Two hazel nuts I threw into the flame, And to each nut I gave a fweetheart's name ; This, with the loudeft bounce, me fore amaz'd, That in a flame of brighteft colour...
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The idyllia, epigrams, and fragments, of Theocritus, Bion, and ..., Volume 1

Theocritus (of Syracuse) - 1792
...tell us, it derived its name — Aapvu, /'. e. Aź p urn, Mr. GAY hath happily imitated this paffage; Two hazel-nuts I threw into the flame, And to each nut I gave af^weet heart' 's name : This 'witb the loudeft bouuce me fore ama^d, That in aflame of bright eft...
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A Complete Edition of the Poets of Great Britain..: Cook's Hesiod. Fawke's ...

1795
...deteflation of fire. Mr. Gay ha´ finely imitated this paflage, in his fourth PaitoraJ. Two hazel nuts I threw into the flame. And to each nut I gave a fweetheart's name : This with the loudcft bounce me fore amaz'd. That in a flame of brightefl colour...
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Moore. Cawthorne. Collins. Dyer. Shenstone. Mallet. Akenside. Gray ...

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1800
...With my flwrp heel 1 three times mart the j ground, " And turn me thrice around, around, around." 60 Two hazel-nuts I threw into the flame, And to each nut I gave a fwee:heart's name ; This with the loadeft bounce me fore amaz'd, That iu a flame of brighteft colour...
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Select works of Oliver Goldsmith, Containing i. The vicar of Wakefield, ii ...

Oliver Goldsmith - 1803
...detttet Gay in dem oben angcfuhrte.n Cedicht hin, indent er diq Hnbnelia fagen liijst': Two hazel, nuts I threw into the flame, And to each nut I gave a fweet- heart's name; This with the loudeft bounce me Core ama/:'d, That in a flame of brighteft colour...
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The new encyclopŠdia; or, Universal dictionary ofarts and sciences, Volume 4

Encyclopaedia Perthensis - 1807
...lufty blood ? Hefpeaksplain cannon fire,andfmokc, a ^ He gives the baftinado with his tongue. Sbakef, \ Two hazel-nuts I threw into the flame, And to each nut I gave a fweetheart's name ; This with the londeft bounce me fore amaz'd, That in a flame of brighteft colour...
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Observations on Popular Antiquities Including the Whole of Mr. Bourne's Anti ...

John Brand - Great Britain - 1810 - 471 pages
...was made ef them, and they were in great Estimation. " Nucti in pretio et religiosa." Two hazel Nuts I threw into the Flame, And to each Nut I gave a Sweetheart's Name i "This with the loudest Bounce me sore amaz'd, That in a Flame of brightest Colour blat'd* ; And blaz'd...
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