Fables

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W. Simpkin & R. Marshall, No. 4, Stationer's-Court, Ludgate-Street., 1816 - 160 страници

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Страница 47 - An Angel came. Ah, friend ! he cried, No more in flatt'ring hope confide. Can thy good deeds in former times Outweigh the balance of thy crimes ? What widow or what orphan prays To crown thy life with length of days ? A pious action's in thy power ; Embrace with joy the happy hour. Now, while you draw the vital air, Prove your intention is sincere. This instant give a hundred pound ; Your neighbours want, and you abound.
Страница 2 - Discern you gen'rous, mild, and kind ; They see you grieve to hear distress, And pant already to redress. Go on, the height of good attain, Nor let a nation hope in vain. For hence we justly may presage The virtues of a riper age. True courage shall your bosom fire, And future actions own your sire. Cowards are cruel ; but the brave Love mercy, and delight to save.
Страница 85 - FRIENDSHIP, like love, is but a name, Unless to one you stint the flame. The child, whom many fathers share, Hath seldom known a father's care.
Страница 38 - Resolv'd to smooth his shaggy face, He sought the barber of the place. A flippant monkey, spruce and smart, Hard by...
Страница 29 - Let us awhile the war suspend, And reason as from friend to friend.' ' A truce ? ' replies the Wolf. 'Tis done. The Dog the parley thus begun. ' How can that strong intrepid mind Attack a weak defenceless kind ? Those jaws should prey on nobler food, And drink the boar's and lion's blood. Great souls with generous pity melt, Which coward tyrants never felt. How harmless is our fleecy care ! Be brave, and let thy mercy spare.
Страница 16 - THE man who with undaunted toils, Sails unknown seas to unknown soils, With various wonders feasts his sight : What stranger wonders does he write ! We read, and in description view 5 Creatures which Adam never knew ; For, when we risk no contradiction, It prompts the tongue to deal in fiction.
Страница 72 - With surprise, His hand exposed a box of pills, And a loud laugh proclaim'd his ills. A counter in a miser's hand, Grew twenty guineas at command: She bids his heir the sum retain, And 'tis a counter now again.

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