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" How can they say that nature Has nothing made in vain; Why then beneath the water Should hideous rocks remain? No eyes the rocks discover, That lurk beneath the deep, To wreck the wand'ring lover, And leave the maid to weep. "
Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern - Page 6249
edited by - 1896
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The what D'ye Call it: A Tragi-comi-pastoral Farce. By Mr. Gay

John Gay - English drama - 1715 - 24 pages
...O.old and Vi'minds grm, Tou'J find A richer Maiden, But none that loves yatt fa. i - 4. Him can thy fay that Nature HAS nothing made in vain ; Why then beneath the Water . Should hideout Rocks remain .* No Eyes the Rocks difcover, That lurk beneath the Deep, To wreck the wand'ring...
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The Tea-table Miscellany: Or, a Collection of Scots Sangs. In Three Volumes ...

Allan Ramsay - 1733 - 356 pages
...Where gold and diamonds grow, You'd find a richer maiden, But none that loves you fo. How can they fay that nature Has nothing made in vain ; Why then beneath the water Do hideous rocks remain ? No eye thefe rocks difcover, That lurk beneath the deep, To wreck the wandring...
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The Weekly amusement: or, The universal magazine, Volume 1

1735
...gold. and diamonds grow You'd find a richer maiden, But none that loves you fo. How can they fay that nature. Has nothing made in vain, Why then beneath the water Do hideous rocks remain ? No eyes thofe rocks difcover, That lurk beneath the deep, To wrack the wantl'ring...
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The Tea-table Miscellany: A Collection of Choice Songs, Scots and ..., Issue 420

Allan Ramsay - 1762 - 448 pages
...and diamonds grow, ","' You'd find a richer maiden, But none that loves you fo. t • How can you fay that nature Has nothing made in vain ; Why then beneath the water Do hideous rocks remain ? No eye thefe rocks difcovcr, That lurk beneath the deep, To wreck the wand...
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The Works of Mr. John Gay: In Four Volumes. To which is Added an Account of ...

John Gay - English poetry - 1770
...gild and di'monds grow, You'd find a richer maiden, But none that loves you fo. IV. How can thty lay that nature Has nothing made in vain ; Why then beneath the water Should hideous rocks remain p No No eyct the rods difcover, That lurk beneath the deep, ft wreck the nuand'ring loiter, And leave...
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The Works of the English Poets: Gay

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1779
...diamonds grow, You 'd find a richer maiden, But none that loves you feu JS ,. How How can they fay that nature Has nothing made in vain ; Why then beneath...water Should hideous rocks remain ? No eyes the rocks difcover, That lurk beneath the deep, To wreck the wandering lover, And leave the maid to weep. Jill...
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Philological Inquiries: In Three Parts, Volume 3

Shakey Jake - English essays - 1781 - 571 pages
...modern Ballads; tho', whence the Poet took it, I pretend not to decide. H h 4 P. I1I How can they fay, that NATURE HAS NOTHING MADE IN VAIN ? Why then beneath the Water Do HIDEOUS ROCKS remain? THOSE ROCKS no eyes difcovert Which lurk beneath the deep^ To wreck, BUT to...
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St Cecilia: Or, the British Songster. A New and Select Collection of the ...

Ballads, English - 1782 - 324 pages
...Where gold and diamonds grow, You'd find a richer maiden, But none that loves you fo. How can they fay that nature Has nothing made in vain ? Why then, beneath the water Do hideous rocks remain ? No eyes the rocka difcover That lurk beneath the deep, To wreck the wand'ring...
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Preface. A historical essay on the origin and progress of national song ...

Ballads, English - 1783
...Where gold and di'monds grow, You'd find a richer maiden, But none that loves you fo. How can they fay that nature Has nothing made in vain ; Why then beneath the water Do hideous rocks remain ? No eyes thefe rocks difcover, That lurk beneath the deep, To wreck the wand'ring...
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Love's labour's lost. Midsummer night's dream

William Shakespeare - 1788
...their predecessors. In Gay's ballad, inserted in the What d'ye caU ltt is the following stanza : " How can they say that nature " Has nothing made in...then beneath the water " Should hideous rocks remain ?" &c. &c. Compare this with a passage in Chaucer's Frankeleinn Tale, late edit. VI 11179, &c. " In...
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