What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Other editions - View all
Abbey Abbot Acts Admiral Alexander Andrew appears April August battle Births Bishop Calendar called Cardinal Castle Century Charles Christian Count crown Deaths died dramatist Duke Earl earth Edward Elizabeth Emperor England English eyes fair fall feast festival founded four Francis French George hand head heart Henry honour House instituted Ireland Isle Italy James John Joseph July June killed King land Latin Church laws light live London Lord Louis March Martyr Mary Michael mind month nature never Nicholas night Obits observed opened Paris Patron Paul peace Persians Peter Philip Pope present Prince Queen received reign Richard Robert Roman Rome royal Saint Scotland Sept Sir John Spain Temple things Thomas Thos thou universal victory Virgin virtue Westminster William
Page xxviii - Before their eyes in sudden view appear The secrets of the hoary deep, a dark Illimitable ocean, without bound, Without dimension, where length, breadth, and height, And time, and place, are lost ; where eldest Night And Chaos, ancestors of nature, hold Eternal anarchy, amidst the noise Of endless wars, and by confusion stand.
Page x - Weep no more, woeful shepherds, weep no more, For Lycidas, your sorrow, is not dead, Sunk though he be beneath the watery floor. So sinks the day-star in the ocean bed, And yet anon repairs his drooping head, And tricks his beams, and with new-spangled ore Flames in the forehead of the morning sky...
Page xxvii - The other shape, If shape it might be call'd that shape had none Distinguishable in member, joint, or limb ; Or substance might be call'd that shadow seem'd, For each seem'd either: black it stood as night, Fierce as ten furies, terrible as Hell, And shook a dreadful dart ; what seem'd his head The likeness of a kingly crown had on.
Page xxii - gainst that season comes Wherein our Saviour's birth is celebrated, The bird of dawning singeth all night long : And then, they say, no spirit dares stir abroad; The nights are wholesome ; then no planets strike, No fairy takes, nor witch hath power to charm, So hallow'd and so gracious is the time.
Page vii - All the images of Nature were still present to him, and he drew them, not laboriously, but luckily ; when he describes anything, you more than see it, you feel it too. Those who accuse him to have wanted learning, give him the greater commendation: he was naturally learned ; he needed not the spectacles of books to read Nature ; he looked inwards, and found her there.
Page xxvi - Nor was his name unheard or unadored In ancient Greece ; and in Ausonian land Men called him Mulciber ; and how he fell From heaven, they fabled, thrown by angry Jove Sheer o'er the crystal battlements : from morn To noon he fell, from noon to dewy eve, A summer's day ; and with the setting sun Dropt from the zenith like a falling star...