The Works of John Dryden: Now First Collected ...

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Страница 79 - And it came to pass, when Moses held up his hand, that Israel prevailed: and when he let down his hand, Amalek prevailed. But Moses...
Страница 270 - In the first rank of these did Zimri stand ;* A man so various, that he seemed to be Not one, but all mankind's epitome : Stiff in opinions, always in the wrong, Was everything by starts, and nothing long; But, in the course of one revolving moon, Was chemist, fiddler, statesman, and buffoon ; Then all for women, painting, rhyming, drinking, Besides ten thousand freaks that died in thinking.
Страница 85 - The vanquish'd fires withdraw from every place, Or, full with feeding, sink into a sleep: Each household genius shows again his face, And, from the hearths, the little Lares creep.
Страница 142 - The diligence of trades and noiseful gain, And luxury more late, asleep were laid : All was the night's ; and in her silent reign No sound the rest of nature did invade.
Страница 144 - The ghosts of traitors from the Bridge descend, With bold fanatic spectres to rejoice ; About the fire into a dance they bend, And sing their sabbath notes with feeble voice*.
Страница 86 - Holland fleet, who, tir'il and done, Stretch'd on their decks, like weary oxen lie : Faint sweats all down their mighty members run, (Vast bulks, which little souls but ill supply.) In dreams they fearful precipices tread, • Or, shipwreck'd, labour to some distant shore ; Or in dark churches walk among the dead ; They wake with horror, and dare sleep no more.
Страница 49 - And the LORD descended in the cloud, and stood with him there, and proclaimed the name of the LORD. And the LORD passed by before him, and proclaimed, The LORD, The LORD God, merciful and gracious, long-suffering, and abundant in goodness and truth, keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, and that will by no means clear the guilty...
Страница 217 - Promiscuous use of concubine and bride ; Then Israel's monarch after heaven's own heart, His vigorous warmth did variously impart To wives and slaves ; and wide as his command, Scatter'd his Maker's image through the land.
Страница 245 - tis to rule; for that's a monarch's end. They call my tenderness of blood, my fear: Though manly tempers can the longest bear.
Страница 193 - But many of the priests and Levites and chief of the fathers, who were ancient men, that had seen the first house, when the foundation of this house was laid before their eyes, wept with a loud voice; and many shouted aloud for joy: so that the people could not discern the noise of the shout of joy from the noise of the weeping of the people: for the people shouted with a loud shout, and the noise was heard afar off.

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