An Impartial History of the Life, Character, Amours, Travels, and Transactions of Mr. John Barber, City-printer, Common-councilman, Alderman, and Lord Mayor of London

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E. Curll, 1741 - 80 страници

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Страница 17 - Sometimes to gentle Tiber I retire, And the fam'd river's empty...
Страница 19 - Heaven and Earth impart, The smiles of Nature, and the charms of Art, While proud oppression in her valleys reigns, And tyranny usurps her happy plains...
Страница 20 - On foreign mountains may the Sun refine The grape's soft juice, and mellow it to wine, With citron groves adorn a distant soil, And the fat olive swell with floods of oil : We envy not the warmer clime, that lies...
Страница 19 - The reddening orange and the swelling grain : Joyless he sees the growing oils and wines, And in the myrtle's fragrant shade repines ; Starves, in the midst of Nature's bounty curst, And in the loaden vineyard dies for thirst.
Страница 20 - The grape's foft juice, and mellow it to wine, With citron groves adorn a diftant foil, And the fat olive fwell with floods of oil ; We envy not the warmer clime, that lies In ten degrees of more indulgent...
Страница 19 - And show th' immortal labours in my verse, Where from the mingled strength of shade and light: A new creation rises to my sight; Such heav'nly figures from his pencil flow, So warm with life his blended colours glow. From theme to theme with secret pleasure tost.
Страница 21 - Tis Britain's care to watch o'er Europe's fate, And hold in balance each contending state, To threaten bold presumptuous kings with war, And answer her afflicted neighbour's pray'r.
Страница 20 - Eas'd of her load fubjeftion grows more light, ' And poverty looks chearful in thy fight ; Thou mak'ft the gloomy face of nature gay> Giv'ft beauty to the fun, and pleafure to the day. Thee, goddefs, thee...
Страница 17 - Or, when tranfplanted and preferv'd with care, Curfe the cold clime, and ftarve in northern air; Here kindly warmth their mounting juice ferments To nobler taftes, and more exalted fcents : E'en the rough rocks with tender myrtle bloom.
Страница 18 - E'en the rough rocks with tender myrtle bloom, And trodden weeds fend out a rich perfume. Bear me, fome God, to Baia's gentle feats, Or cover me in Umbria's green retreats; Where weftern gales eternally refide, And all the feafons lavifh all their pride; Blofibms, and fruits, and flowers together rife, And the whole year in gay confufion lies.