The Rolliad, in Two Parts: Probationary Odes for the Laureatship : and Political Eclogues and Miscellanies : with Criticisms and Illustrations

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J. Ridgway, 1812 - Great Britain - 535 pages

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Page 524 - Fillet of a fenny snake, In the cauldron boil and bake : Eye of newt, and toe of frog, Wool of bat, and tongue of dog, Adder's fork, and blind-worm's sting, Lizard's leg, and owlet's wing, For a charm of powerful trouble, Like a hell-broth boil and bubble. All. Double, double toil and trouble, Fire burn, and cauldron bubble. 3 Witch. Scale of dragon, tooth of wolf : Witches...
Page 41 - 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 Showers on her kings barbaric pearl and gold, Satan exalted sat...
Page 19 - The dawn is overcast, the morning lowers, And heavily in clouds brings on the day, The great, the important day, big with the fate Of Cato and of Rome.
Page 459 - Who hath ascended up into heaven, or descended? who hath gathered the wind in his fists? who hath bound the waters in a garment? who hath established all the ends of the earth? what is his name, and what is his...
Page 404 - This is the cat That killed the rat That ate the malt That lay in the house that Jack built.
Page 297 - King ! Just type of him who rules on high ! Hail ! inexhausted, boundless spring Of sacred truth and Holy Majesty ! Grand is thy form, — 'bout five feet ten, Thou well-built, worthiest, best of men ! Thy chest is stout, thy back is broad, — Thy Pages view thee, and are aw'd ! Lo ! how thy white eyes roll ! Thy whiter eye-brows stare! Honest soul ! Thou'rt witty, as thou'rt fair.
Page 355 - High fhe hangs the hero's fpear ; And there, with all the palms of peace combin'd, Her unpolluted hands the milder trophy rear. To Kings like thefe, her genuine theme, The Mufe a blamelefs homage pays ; To GEORGE, of kings like thefe fupreme.
Page 315 - I swore, while George shall reign, The Seals, in spite of changes, to retain, Nor quit the woolsack till he quits the Throne ! And now, the bays for life to wear, Once more with mightier oaths, by s I swear!
Page 12 - For true to public Virtue's patriot plan. He loves the Minister and not the Man ; Alike the advocate of North and Wit, The friend of Shelburne, and the guide of Pitt.
Page 227 - ... who was pleased by an express oracle to order the inhabitants of Delphi to set apart for Pindar one half of the first-fruit offerings brought by the religious to his shrine ; and to allow him a place in his temple; where in an iron chair he was used to sit and sing his hymns, in honour of that god.

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