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" This indigested vomit of the sea Fell to the Dutch by just propriety. Glad then, as miners who have found the ore, They, with mad labour... "
The Literary Miscellany: Including Dissertations and Essays on Subjects of ... - Page 93
1806
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Leigh Hunt as Poet and Essayist: Being the Choicest Passages from His Works ...

Leigh Hunt - 1889 - 528 pages
...land to shore ; And dived as desperately for each piece Of earth, as if 't had been of ambergrecce ; Collecting anxiously small loads of clay, Less than...building swallows bear away : Or than those pills whieh sordid beetles rowl Transfusing into them their dunghill soul. He goes on in a strain of exquisite...
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Wit and Humour, Selected from the English Poets: With an Illustrative Essay ...

Leigh Hunt - 1890 - 332 pages
...forced ground: Building their wat'ry Babel far more high To catch the waves than those to scale the sky. Yet still his claim the injured ocean layed, And oft at leap-frog o'er their steeples playsd; As if on purpose it on land had come To show them what's their mare Liberum ; * A daily deluge...
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A History of Eighteenth Century Literature (1660-1780)

Edmund Gosse - 1891 - 415 pages
...land to shore ; And div'd as desperately for each piece Of earth, as if 't had been of ambergreece ; Collecting anxiously small loads of clay, Less than...beetles roll, Transfusing into them their dunghill soul. How did they rivet, with gigantic piles, Thorough the centre their new-catched miles ; And to the stake...
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A History of Eighteenth Century Literature (1660-1780)

Edmund Gosse - 1891 - 415 pages
...land to shore ; And div'd as desperately for each piece Of earth, as if 't had been of ambergreece ; Collecting anxiously small loads of clay, Less than...beetles roll, Transfusing into them their dunghill soul. How did they rivet, with gigantic piles, Thorough the centre their new-catched miles ; And to the stake...
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Satires of Andrew Marvell

Andrew Marvell - 1892 - 244 pages
...land to shore, 10 And dived as desperately for each piece Of earth, as if t had been of ambergris, Collecting anxiously small loads of clay, Less than...beetles roll, Transfusing into them their dunghill soul. How did they rivet with gigantic piles, Thorough the centre their new-catched miles ? And to the stake...
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A History of Eighteenth Century Literature (1660-1780)

Edmund Gosse - 1896 - 415 pages
...laud to shore ; And div'd as desperately for each piece Of earth, as if 't had been of ambergreece ; Collecting anxiously small loads of clay, Less than what building swallows bear away ; Or lhan those pills which sordid beetles roll, Transfusing into them their dunghill soul. How did they...
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Selections from the British Satirists: With an Introductory Essay by Cecil ...

Cecil Headlam - 1897 - 329 pages
...land to shoar ; And div'd as desperately for each piece Of earth, as if t had been of ambergreece ; Collecting anxiously small loads of clay, Less than...bear away ; Or than those pills which sordid beetles roul, Transfusing into them their dunghill soul. How did they rivet with gigantick piles, Thorough...
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Selections from the British Satirists: With an Introductory Essay by Cecil ...

Cecil Headlam - 1897 - 329 pages
...land to shoar ; And div'd as desperately for each piece Of earth, as if t had been of ambergreece ; Collecting anxiously small loads of clay, Less than...bear away; Or than those pills which sordid beetles roul, Transfusing into them their dunghill soul. How did they rivet with gigantick piles, Thorough...
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A History of Eighteenth Century Literature (1660-1780)

Edmund Gosse - 1898 - 415 pages
...piece Of earth, as if 't had been of ambergreece ; Collecting anxiously small loads of clay, I>ess than what building swallows bear away ; Or than those...beetles roll, Transfusing into them their dunghill soul. How did they rivet, with gigantic piles. Thorough the centre their new-catched miles; And to the stake...
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Works: Letters

Charles Lamb - 1903
...of Andrew Marvell, where we read that in that debateable patch of pseudo-land stolen from the sea " Yet still his claim the injured ocean layed, And oft at leap-frog o'er their steeples played . . . The fish oft-times the burgher dispossessed And sat, not as a meat, but as a guest." This again...
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