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Page 47 - Wilt thou upon the high and giddy mast Seal up the ship-boy's eyes, and rock his brains In cradle of the rude imperious surge, And in the visitation of the winds, Who take the ruffian billows by the top, Curling their monstrous heads, and hanging them With deafening clamour in the slippery clouds, That, with the hurly, death itself awakes...
Page 290 - A death-like filence, and a dread repofe : Her gloomy prefence faddens all the fcene, Shades ev'ry flow'r, and darkens ev'ry green, Deepens the murmur of the falling floods, And breathes a browner horror on the woods.
Page 70 - Christmas morning, when I was looking at two poor Calabrian pipers, doing their utmost to please her and the infant in her arms. They played for a full hour to one of her images, which stands at the corner of a street. All the other statues of the Virgin which are placed in the streets, are serenaded in the same manner every Christmas morning. On my inquiring into the meaning...
Page 416 - Nay, do not think I flatter; For what advancement may I hope from thee, That no revenue hast but thy good spirits To feed and clothe thee? Why should the poor be flatter'd? No; let the candied tongue lick absurd pomp, And crook the pregnant hinges of the knee Where thrift may follow fawning.
Page 251 - People of fashion generally drive through this passage with torches, but the country people and foot passengers find their way without much difficulty by the light which enters at the extremities, and at two holes pierced through the mountain near the middle of the grotto, which admit light from above.
Page 435 - Caelum non animum mutant qui trans mare currunt. Strenua nos exercet inertia : navibus atque Quadrigis petimus bene vivere. Quod petis hic est, Est Ulubris, animus si te non deficit aequus.
Page 69 - J never faw fuch genuine marks of fatisfadkm difplayed by any aflembly, on any qccafion whatever. The fenfibility of fome of the audience gave me an idea of the power of founds, which the dulnefs of my own auditory nerves could never have conveyed to my mind. At certain airs, filent enjoyment was exprefled in every countenance ; at others, the hands were clafped together, the eyes half...
Page 315 - Every perfon of tafte muft be fenfible, that here the words are arranged with a much greater regard to the figure which the feveral objects make in the fancy, than our Englifh conftruction admits ; which would require the " Juftum & tenacem propofiti LE c T.