Other editions - View all
Amyntas Apollo arms atheists beauteous beauty Behold Belgia bless blest breast bright charms Columbo confest crown'd Cupid darts dear death delight Derry divine e'er Earth Epicurus ev'n eyes fair fame fate fear fire flame flow give goddess gods grace grief hand happy hast heart Heaven hero honour Jove kind king labour light live lord lov'd Lubberkin Lucretius lyre maid MATTHEW PRIOR mighty mind mourn Muse Namur Nature's ne'er never night numbers Nut-brown Maid nymph o'er pain passion peace Peneus Pindar plain pleas'd pleasure poem poet praise pride queen rage rais'd reign rise sacred shade shine sighs sing skies smiling soft song soul swain sweet tears tell thee things thou thought toil twas Venus verse vex'd Virg virtue weep Whilst winds wise wound wretched wyll youth
Page 428 - He began on it ; and when first he mentioned it to Swift, the doctor did not much like the project. As he carried it on, he showed what he wrote to both of us ; and we now and then gave a correction or a word or two of advice, but it was wholly of his own writing.
Page 205 - And I gave my heart to know wisdom, and to know madness and folly: I perceived that this also is vexation of spirit. For in much wisdom is much grief: and he that increaseth knowledge increaseth sorrow.
Page 440 - As one who, long in populous city pent, Where houses thick and sewers annoy the air, Forth issuing on a summer's morn to breathe Among the pleasant villages and farms Adjoin'd, from each thing met conceives delight ; The smell of grain, or tedded grass, or kine, Or dairy, each rural sight, each rural sound...
Page 113 - We are seldom tiresome to ourselves ; and the act of composition fills and delights the mind with change of language and succession of images ; every couplet when produced is new, and novelty is the great source of pleasure. Perhaps no man ever thought a line superfluous when he first wrote it, or contracted his work till his ebullitions of invention had subsided.
Page 145 - Athens Pisistratus rode ; Men thought her Minerva, and him a new god. But why should I stories of Athens rehearse, Where people knew love, and were partial to verse ; Since none can with justice my pleasures oppose, In Holland half...
Page 150 - Ah me ! the blooming pride of May And that of Beauty are but one : At morn both flourish, bright and gay, Both fade at evening, pale and gone.
Page 456 - Let others in the jolting coach confide, Or in the leaky boat the Thames divide; Or, box'd within the chair, contemn the street, And trust their safety to another's feet, Still let me walk; for oft the sudden gale Ruffles the tide, and shifts the dang'rous sail.
Page 427 - will make " you sure of a clean shirt and a shoulder of mutton " every day." This counsel was rejected : the profit and principal were lost ; and Gay sunk under the calamity so low, that his life became in danger.