The British Poets: Including Translations ...

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C. Whittingham, 1822
 

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Seite 280 - That live as if they had been run aground, And, when they die, are cast away, and drown'd ; That dwell in ships, like swarms of rats, and prey Upon the goods all nations...
Seite 193 - Had past my time as pleasantly away, Slept all the night, and loiter'd all the day. My soul, that's free from care, and fear, and hope, Knows how to make her own ambition stoop, To' avoid uneasy greatness and resort, Or for preferment following the Court.
Seite 123 - It is a large one, far more great Than e'er was bred in Afric yet ; From which we boldly may infer, The Moon is much the fruitfuller. And, since the mighty Pyrrhus brought...
Seite 83 - He that complies against his will, Is of his own opinion still ; Which he may adhere to, yet disown, For reasons to himself best known ; But 'tis not to b
Seite 255 - em in good rents and lands ; Discharge all costly offices, The doctor's and the lawyer's fees, The hangman's wages, and the scores Of caterpillar bawds and whores ; Discharge all damages and costs Of Knights and Squires of the Post ; All statesmen, cutpurses, and padders, And pay for all their ropes and ladders ; All pettifoggers, and all sorts Of markets, churches, and of courts ; All sums of money paid or spent, With all the charges incident, Laid out, or thrown away, or given To purchase this...
Seite 151 - What is the nat'ral cause why fish, That always drink, do never piss ; Or whether in their home, the deep, 'By night or day they ever sleep \ If grass be green, or snow be white, But only as they take the light ? Whether possessions of the Devil, Or mere temptations, do most evil \ What is 't, that makes all fountains still Within the earth to run up hill ; so But on the outside down again, As if th' attempt had been in vain ? Or what's the strange magnetic cause, The steel or loadstone's drawn,...
Seite 182 - tis plagued, to be the less concern'd. Twice have we seen two dreadful judgments rage, Enough to fright the stubborn'st-hearted age; The one to mow vast crowds of people down, The other (as then...
Seite 128 - To th' engine, but immediately He found a mouse was gotten in The hollow tube, and, shut between The two glass windows in restraint Was...
Seite 11 - For loyalty is still the same Whether it win or lose the game ; True as the dial to the sun, Although it be not shin'd upon.
Seite 23 - But still his tongue ran on, the less Of weight it bore, with greater ease ; And, with its everlasting clack, Set all men's ears upon the rack.

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