Studies of Chess: Containing Caïssa, a Poem, Band 1

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Seite 12 - Kind nymph (said Mars), thy counsel I approve ; Art, only art, her ruthless breast can move. But when ? or how? Thy dark discourse explain : So may thy stream ne'er swell with gushing rain ; So may thy waves in one pure current flow, And flowers eternal on thy border blow !" ' To whom the maid replied with smiling mien — " Above the palace of the Paphian queen Love's brother dwells, a boy of graceful port*, By gods...
Seite 7 - He once impiison'd, all the conflict ends. The queens exulting near their consorts stand ; Each bears a deadly falchion in her hand ; Now here, now there, they bound with furious pride, And thin the trembling ranks from side to side ; Swift as Camilla flying o'er the main, Or lightly skimming o'er the dewy plain : Fierce as they seem, some bold Plebeian spear May pierce their shield, or stop their full career.
Seite 19 - ... with gold : Thus on the alter'd Chief both armies gaze, And both the Kings are fix'd with deep amaze. The sword which arm'd the snow-white Maid before, He now assumes, and hurls the spear no more ; Then springs, indignant, on the dark-rob'd band, And Knights and Archers feel his deadly hand. Now flies the Monarch of the sable shield, His legions vanquish'd, o'er the lonely field : So when the morn, by rosy coursers drawn, With pearls and rubies sows the verdant lawn ; Whilst each pale star from...
Seite 18 - Th' invader wav'd his silver lance in air, And flew like lightning to the fatal square; His limbs dilated in a moment grew To stately height, and widen'd to the view: More fierce his look, more lion-like his mien, Sublime he...
Seite 13 - She spoke, and saw the changing Faun assume A milder aspect, and a fairer bloom ; His wreathing horns, that from his temples grew, Flow'd down in curls of bright...
Seite 18 - Has caught a wand'ring fly, or frugal ant, His hand the microscopic frame applies, And, lo ! a bright-hair'd monster meets his eyes ; He sees new plumes in slender cases roll'd, Here...
Seite 11 - A fair Caissa was his plaintive theme ! A Naiad heard him from her mossy bed, And through the crystal rais'd her placid head, Then mildly spake : " O thou whom love inspires, Thy tears will nourish, not allay thy fires ! The smiling blossoms drink the pearly dew, And...
Seite 4 - Thou, joy of all below, and all above, , Mild Venus, queen of laughter, queen of love : Leave thy bright island", where on many a rose And many a pink thy blooming train repose ; Assist me, goddess ! since a lovely pair Command my song, like thee divinely fair. Near yon cool stream, whose living waters play, And rise translucent, in the solar ray ; Beneath the covert of a fragrant bower, Where Spring's soft influence purpled every flower ; Two smiling nymphs reclined in calm retreat.
Seite 4 - ... unfolding to the dawning day Gems of the glowing mead and eyes of May. A band of youths and damsels sat around, Their flowing locks with braided myrtle bound...
Seite 18 - Here strain'd with azure, there bedropp'd with gold : Thus on the alter'd Chief both armies gaze, And both the Kings are fix'd with deep amaze. The sword which arm'd the snow-white Maid before, He now assumes, and hurls the spear no more ; Then springs, indignant, on the dark-rob'd band, And Knights and Archers feel his deadly hand.

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