A century of acrostics on the most eminent names [signed C.V.G.].

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第16页 - Back to the season of life's happy spring, 1 pleased remember, and, while memory yet Holds fast her office here, can ne'er forget; Ingenious dreamer, in whose well-told tale Sweet fiction and sweet truth alike prevail ; Whose humorous vein; strong sense, and simple style, May teach the .gayest, make the gravest smile...
第14页 - Is not each great, each amiable Muse Of classic ages in thy Milton met? A genius universal as his theme; Astonishing as chaos, as the bloom Of blowing Eden fair, as heaven sublime!
第30页 - His sovereign favours, and his country loves; Happy next him who to these shades retires, Whom nature charms, and whom the muse inspires, Whom humbler joys of home-felt quiet please, Successive study, exercise, and ease.
第vi页 - Thy genius calls thee not to purchase fame In keen iambics, but mild anagram. Leave writing plays, and choose for thy command Some peaceful province in acrostic land. There thou may'st wings display and altars raise, And torture one poor word ten thousand ways.
第5页 - Orphean lyre I sung of chaos and eternal Night, Taught by the heavenly Muse to venture down The dark descent, and up to reascend, Though hard and rare.
第24页 - And something previous e'en to taste— 'tis sense; Good sense, which only is the gift of Heaven, And though no science, fairly worth the seven; A light which in yourself you must perceive ; Jones and Le Notre have it not to give.
第4页 - Canst thou not minister to a mind diseased ; Pluck from the memory a rooted sorrow ; Raze out the written troubles of the brain ; And, with some sweet, oblivious antidote, Cleanse the stuffed bosom of that perilous stuff, Which weighs upon the heart ? Doct.
第15页 - O who can tell how calm and sweet, Meek Walton ! shews thy green retreat, When wearied with the tale thy times disclose, The eye first finds thee out in thy secure repose...
第v页 - The verses of the Sybils (said he) are distinguished by that arrangement which the Greeks call Acrostic ; where, from the first letters of each verse in order, words are formed which express some particular meaning; as is the case with some of Ennius's verses, the initial letters of which make * which Ennius wrote V " Among the modern examples of acrostic writing, the most remarkable may be found in the works of Boccaccio.
第28页 - Ful craftier to pleye she was Than Athalus, that made the game First of the chesse, so was hys name. But God wolde I had oones or twyes, Ykoude, and knowe the jeupardyes, That kowde the Greke Pythagoras, 1 shulde han pleyde the bet at ches, And kept my fers the bet therby.