The Works of the English Poets: With Prefaces, Biographical and Critical,

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H. Hughs, 1779
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Страница 127 - Fill the wide circle of the eternal year : Stern winter smiles on that auspicious clime : The fields are florid with unfading prime ; From the bleak pole no winds inclement blow, Mould the round hail, or flake the fleecy snow ; But from the breezy deep the blest inhale The fragrant murmurs of the western gale.
Страница 50 - And various labours of the loom beguile ; There rule, from palace-cares remote and free ; That care to man belongs, and most to me.
Страница 186 - Here the blue fig with luscious juice o'erflows, With deeper red the full pomegranate glows, The branch here bends beneath the weighty pear, And verdant olives flourish round the year.
Страница 143 - Now sailing smooth the level surface sweep, Now dip their pinions in the briny deep. Thus o'er the world of waters Hermes flew, Till now the distant island rose in view ; Then, swift ascending from the azure wave, He took the path that winded to the cave.
Страница 151 - The nymph just show'd him, and with tears withdrew. Now toils the hero : trees on trees o'erthrown Fall crackling round him, and the forests groan : Sudden, full twenty on the plain are strow'd, And lopp'd and lighten'd of their branchy load.
Страница 128 - But neither mead nor plain supplies, to feed The sprightly courser, or indulge his speed: To sea-surrounded realms the gods assign Small tract of fertile lawn, the least to mine.
Страница 105 - Still in short intervals of pleasing woe, Regardful of the friendly dues I owe, I to the glorious dead, for ever dear ! Indulge the tribute of a grateful tear.
Страница 134 - Send not to good Laertes, nor engage In toils of state the miseries of age : Tis impious to surmise, the powers divine To...
Страница 42 - Should he return, that troop so blithe and bold With purple robes inwrought, and stiff with gold, Precipitant in fear would wing their flight, And curse their cumb'rous pride's unwieldy weight. But, ah, I dream ! — th...
Страница 186 - The balmy spirit of the western gale Eternal breathes on fruits untaught to fail : Each dropping pear a following pear supplies, On apples apples, figs on figs arise : The same mild season gives the blooms to blow, The buds to harden, and the fruits to grow.