Poems, Volume 2

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Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme, 1807 - English poetry

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Page 234 - Doth the eagle mount up at thy command, And make her nest on high ? She dwelleth and abideth on the rock, Upon the crag of the rock, and the strong place. From thence she seeketh the prey, And her eyes behold afar off. Her young ones also suck up blood : And where the slain are, there is she.
Page 37 - Sometimes in closest thickets 'tis concealed ; Sometimes in hedge luxuriant, where the brier, The bramble, and the plumtree branch, Warp through the thorn, surmounted by the flowers Of climbing vetch, and honeysuckle wild, All undefaced by art's deforming hand.
Page 240 - During a lingering illness, he discovered the utmost fortitude, and met the approach of death with a magnanimity inseparable from his character. He was constantly employed in acts of devotion, and comforted himself with those prospects of immortality, which not only preserve good men from desponding, but fill them with exultation in their last moments.
Page 209 - The unfeeling school-boy. Hence, around the head, Of wandering swain, the white-winged plover wheels Her sounding flight, and then directly on In long excursion skims the level lawn, To tempt him from her nest.
Page 5 - The daisied lea he loves, where tufts of grass Luxuriant crown the ridge ; there, with his mate, He founds their lowly house, of withered bents, And coarsest speargrass ; next, the inner work With finer and still finer fibres lays, Rounding it curious with his speckled breast.
Page 27 - Her thirsty bill, dipt in the babbling brook, Then silently, on tip-toe raised, look in, Admire : five cupless acorns, darkly specked, Delight the eye, warm to the cautious touch. In seven days more expect the fledgeless young, . • • Five gaping bills. With busy wing, and eye Quick-darting, all alert, the parent pair , Gather the sustenance which heaven bestows. But music ceases, save at dewy fall Of eve, when, nestling o'er her brood, the dam Has stilled them all to rest ; or at the hour Of...
Page 239 - He was acquainted too with the learning cultivated among divines in that age, and excelled in that species of eloquence which is calculated to rouse and to inflame. His maxims, however, were often too severe, and the impetuosity of his temper excessive. Rigid and uncomplying himself, he shewed no indulgence to the infirmities of others.
Page 237 - The beauties of her person and graces of her air combined to make her the most amiable of women, and the charms of her address and conversation aided the impression which her lovely figure made on the hearts of all beholders.
Page 4 - Thou, simple bird, Of all the vocal quire, dwell'st in a home The humblest ; yet thy morning song ascends Nearest to heaven,— sweet emblem of his song,* Who sung thee wakening by the daisy's side ! With earliest spring, while yet the wheaten blade...
Page 241 - Ballanden, his servant, holding up the other oxter (armpit) from the abbey to the parish kirk, and, by the said Richard and another servant, lifted up to the pulpit where he behoved to lean at his first entry ; but ere he had done with his sermon, he was so active and vigorous that he was like to ding the pulpit in blads (splinters) and fly out of it.

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