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Page 113 - It is worthy the observing, that there is no passion in the mind of man so weak, but it mates ' and masters the fear of death; and therefore death is no such terrible enemy when a man hath so many attendants about him that can win the combat of him. Revenge triumphs over death ; Love slights it; Honour aspireth to it; Grief flieth to it; Fear pre-occupateth it...
Page 66 - Ceres' shrine ; For dull to humid eyes appear The golden glories of the year ; Alas ! a melancholy worship's mine ! I hail the goddess for her scarlet flower. Thou brilliant weed That dost so far exceed The richest gifts gay Flora can bestow, Heedless I pass'd thee in Life's morning hour (Thou comforter of woe), Till Sorrow taught me to confess thy power.
Page 25 - Tho' o'er his coffin with the humid earth No children drop the unavailing tear? Rather rejoice that here his sorrows cease, Whom sickness, age, and poverty oppress'd; Where Death, the Leveller, restores to peace The wretch who living knew not where to rest. Rejoice, that tho...
Page 103 - The quality of mercy is not ftrain'd ; It droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven Upon the place beneath. It is twice blefled ; It blefleth him that gives, and him that takes.
Page viii - ... restore the dead. The time they have occasioned me to pass in anxiety, in sorrow, in anguish, they cannot recall to me — to my children they can make no amends, but they would not if they could; nor have I the poor consolation of knowing that I leave in the callous hearts of these persons, thorns to "goad and sting them...
Page iv - The rest deprived of every advantage to which they are entitled; and the means of proper education for my youngest son denied me! while the money that their inhuman trustees have suffered yearly to be wasted, and what they keep possession of on false and frivolous pretences, would, if paid to those it belongs to, have saved me and them from all these now irremediable misfortunes.
Page 68 - Their pale funereal foliage blend with thine. •Hail, lovely blossom ! thou canst ease The wretched victims of Disease ; Canst close those weary eyes in gentle sleep, Which never open but to weep ; For oh ! thy potent charm Can agonizing Pain disarm ; Expel imperious Memory from her seat, And bid the throbbing heart forget to beat.
Page 1 - MIRANDA! mark where shrinking from the gale, Its silken leaves yet moist with early dew, That fair faint flower, the Lily of the vale Droops its meek head, and looks, methinks, like you!