The poets of Great Britain complete from Chaucer to Churchill, 第 26 卷


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第 167 頁 - INTERR'D beneath this marble stone Lie sauntering Jack and idle Joan. While rolling threescore years and one Did round this globe their courses run ; If human things went ill or well ; If changing empires rose or fell ; The morning past, the evening came, And found this couple still the same.
第 24 頁 - He had infused into it much knowledge and much thought; had often polished it to elegance, often dignified it with splendour, and sometimes heightened it to sublimity: he perceived in it many excellences, and did not discover that it wanted that, without which all others are of small avail ; the power of engaging attention, and alluring curiosity.
第 147 頁 - Did Shadrach's zeal my glowing breast inspire, To weary tortures, and rejoice in fire; Or had I faith like that which Israel saw, When Moses gave them miracles, and law...
第 25 頁 - 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 BO man ever thought a line superfluous when he first wrote it, or contracted his work till his ebullitions of invention had subsided.
第 213 頁 - And from his artful round, I grant, That he with perfect skill can paint. The dullest genius cannot fail To find the moral of my tale : That the distinguish'd part of men, With compass, pencil, sword, or pen, Should in life's visit leave their name, In characters, which may proclaim, That they with ardour strove to raise At once their arts, and country's praise; And in their working took great care, That all was full, and round, and fair.
第 163 頁 - They seem'd just tallied for each other. Their moral and economy Most perfectly they made agree: Each virtue kept its proper bound, Nor trespass'd on the other's ground.
第 121 頁 - 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 drowned in interest and prose ? By Greece and past ages what need I be tried, When The Hague and the present are both on my side...
第 187 頁 - Large oxen in the fields were lowing: Good grain was sow'd; good fruit was growing: Of last year's corn in barns great store ; Fat turkeys gobbling at the door: And wealth (in short) with peace consented, That people here should live contented: But did they in effect do so? Have patience, friend, and thou shall know.
第 40 頁 - I have known his servants get into his way, that they might make a merit of it immediately after ; for he, that had the good fortune to be chid, was sure of being rewarded for it.
第 134 頁 - To me pertains not, she replies, To know or care where Cupid flies ; What are his haunts, or which his way ; Where he would dwell, or whither stray : so Yet will I never set thee free : For harm was meant, and harm to me. Vain fears that vex thy virgin heart ! I'll give thee up my bow and dart ; Untangle but this cruel chain, And freely let me fly again.