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Page 200 - Arcadian plain. Pure stream, in whose transparent wave My youthful limbs I wont to lave; No torrents stain thy limpid source, No rocks impede thy dimpling course, That sweetly warbles o'er its bed, With white, round, polish'd pebbles spread...
Page 11 - There, interspersed in lawns and opening glades, Thin trees arise that shun each other's shades. Here in full light the russet plains extend : There wrapt in clouds the bluish hills ascend. Ev'n the wild heath displays her purple dyes, And 'midst the desert fruitful fields arise, That, crown'd with tufted trees and springing corn, Like verdant isles, the sable waste adorn.
Page 398 - Ah happy hills, ah pleasing shade, Ah fields belov'd in vain, Where once my careless childhood stray'd, A stranger yet to pain! I feel the gales, that from ye blow, A momentary bliss bestow, As waving fresh their gladsome wing, My weary soul they seem to soothe, And redolent of joy and youth, To breathe a second spring.
Page 342 - Tho' meek, magnanimous, tho' witty, wife ; . Polite, as all her life in courts had been ; Yet good, as fhe the world had never feen ; The noble fire of an exalted mind, • With gentle female tenderne'fs combin'd.
Page 200 - While, lightly poised, the scaly brood In myriads cleave thy crystal flood; The springing trout in speckled pride, The salmon, monarch of the tide ; The ruthless pike, intent on war, The silver eel, and mottled par, Devolving from thy parent lake, A charming maze thy waters make, By bowers of birch, and groves of pine And edges flowered with eglantine.
Page 152 - ... disappeared. Struck with this singular circumstance, he remained at home one day, and when the dog as usual departed with his piece of cake, he resolved to follow him, and find out the cause of this strange procedure.
Page 206 - First, with nice eye, emerging Naiads cull From leathery pods the vegetable wool ; With wiry teeth revolving cards release The tangled knots, and smooth the ravell'd fleece : Next moves the iron hand with fingers fine, Combs the wide card, and forms th
Page 326 - Gaze on the solemn scene : behold yon oak, How stern he frowns, and with his broad brown arms Chills the pale plain beneath him : mark yon altar, The dark stream brawling round its rugged base, These cliffs, these yawning caverns, this wide circus, Skirted with unhewn stone : they awe my soul, As if the very Genius of the place Himself appear'd, and with terrific tread Stalk'd through his drear domain. And yet, my friends...
Page 342 - Her speech was the melodious voice of love. Her song the warbling of the vernal grove ; Her eloquence was sweeter than her song, Soft as her heart, and as her reason strong ; Her form each beauty of the mind express'd, Her mind was Virtue by the Graces drest.
Page 206 - Combs the wide card, and forms the eternal line ; Slow, with soft lips, the whirling can acquires The tender skeins, and wraps in rising spires ; With quickened pace successive rollers move, And these retain, and those extend the rove; Then fly the spokes, the rapid axles glow, While slowly circumvolves the labouring wheel below.