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" Oh, would it please the gods to split Thy beauty, size, and years, and wit, No age could furnish out a pair Of nymphs so graceful, wise, and fair : With half the lustre of your eyes, With half your wit, your years, and size. And then, before it grew too... "
The Works of the Rev. Jonathan Swift, D.D. ...: With Notes, Historical and ... - Page 194
by Jonathan Swift - 1808
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Miscellanies. In Four Volumes, Volume 2

Jonathan Swift - 1742
...and Wit, No Age could furnifh out a Pair Of Nymphs fo graceful, wife, and fair: With half the Luftre of your Eyes, With half your Wit, your Years, and Size. And then, before it grew too late, How fhou'd I beg of gentle Fate, (That either Nymph might have her Swain,) To.fplit my Worfhip too in twain....
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The Works of Jonathan Swift, Volume 2

Jonathan Swift - 1744
...Wit j No Age could furnilh out a Pair Of Nymphs fo graceful, wife, and fair: With half theLuftreof your Eyes, With half your Wit, your Years, and Size. And then, before it grew too late, How fhould I beg of gentle Fate, (That either Nymph might have her Swain,) To fplit my Worfhip too in twain....
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Bell's Edition: The Poets of Great Britain Complete from Chaucer to ...

English poetry - 1787
...brightest virgin on the green, So little is thy form declin'd, Made up so largely in thy mind. Oh ! would it please the gods to split Thy beauty, size, and years, and wit, 10 No age could furnish out a pair Of nymphs so graceful, wise, and fair, With half the lustre of your...
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The Works, Volume 10

Jonathan Swift - 1803
...brightest virgin on the green: So little is thy form declin'd ; Made up so largely in thy mind. O, would it please the gods to split Thy beauty, size,...size. And then, before it grew too late, How should 1 beg of gentle Fate, (That either nymph might have her swain) To split my worship too in twain! TO...
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A Dictionary of the English Language: In which the Words are ..., Volume 4

Samuel Johnson - English language - 1805
...which he has dealt with ; and, to make the more solemn shew, he split 'em into twenty. Atterbury, Oh ! would it please the gods to split Thy beauty, size,...wise, and fair ; With half the lustre of your eyes, \Vith half your wit, your years,and size. Sivift. 3. To dash and break on a rock. God's desertion,...
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Lansdowne, Yalden, Tickell, Hammond, Somervile, Savage, Swift

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1810
...brightest virgin on the green : So little is thy form declin'd ; Made up so largely in thy mind. Oh, would it please the gods to split Thy beauty, size,...furnish out a pair Of nymphs so graceful, wise, and fair j With half the lustre of your eyes, With half your wit, your years, and size. And then, before it...
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The Works of Jonathan Swift: Miscellaneous poems

Jonathan Swift, Sir Walter Scott - 1814
...brightest virgin on the green : So little is thy form declin'd ; Made up so largely in thy mind. O, would it please the gods to split Thy beauty, size,...grew too late, How should I beg of gentle fate, (That every nymph might have her swain) To split my worship too in twain. STELLA'S BIRTH-DAY. 1719-20. ALL...
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The Works of Jonathan Swift: Miscellaneous poems

Jonathan Swift, Walter Scott - 1814
...brightest virgin on the green : So little is thy form declin'd ; Made up so largely in thy mind. O, would it please the gods to split Thy beauty, size,...your wit, your years, and size. And then, before it grev•' too late, How should I beg of gentle fate, (That every nymph might have her swain) To split...
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The London encyclopaedia, or, Universal dictionary of ..., Volume 21, Part 1

Thomas Curtis (of Grove house sch, Islington)
...Atterbury. Each bad a gravity would make you tplit, A nd shook his head at M y as a wit. Pope. Oh ! would it please the gods to split Thy beauty, size,...your eyes, With half your wit, your years, and size. Swift. The seamen spied a rock, and the wind was so strong that we were driven directly upon it, and...
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The London Encyclopaedia: Or, Universal Dictionary of Science ..., Volume 21

Thomas Curtis - Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1829
...would make you iplit, A nd shook his head at M y as a wit. Pope, Oh ! would it please the gods to iplit Thy beauty, size, and years, and wit, No age could...your eyes, With half your wit, your years, and size. Swift. The seamen spied a rock, and the wind was so strong that we were driven directly upon it, and...
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