Poetical Works of the Late Thomas Warton: To which are Now Added Inscriptionum Romanarum Delectus, and An Inaugural Speech...together with Memoirs of His Life and Writings; and Notes, Critical and Explanatory, Volume 2

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University Press, for W. Hanwell and J. Parker, 1802 - English poetry

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Page 116 - He made darkness his secret place, his pavilion round about Him with dark water, and thick clouds to cover Him.
Page 158 - And thought my way was all thro' fairy ground, Beneath thy azure sky, and golden sun: Where first my Muse to lisp her notes begun! While pensive Memory traces back the round, Which fills the varied interval between; Much pleasure, more of sorrow, marks the scene. Sweet native stream! those skies and suns so pure No more return, to cheer my evening road!
Page 52 - Look not thou upon the wine when it is red, when it giveth his colour in the cup, when it moveth itself aright. At the last it biteth like a serpent, and stingeth like an adder.
Page 53 - Along the lofty-window'd hall, The storied tapestry was hung : With minstrelsy the rafters rung Of harps, that with reflected light From the proud gallery glitter'd bright...
Page 25 - Whence HARDYKNUTE, a baron bold, In Scotland's martial days of old, Descended from the stately feast, Begirt with many a warrior guest, To quell the pride of Norway's king, With quiv'ring lance and twanging string. As thro...
Page 135 - Thus I sprinkle on thy breast Drops that from my fountain pure, I have kept of precious cure...
Page 172 - But principally I hate and detest that animal called man, although I heartily love John, Peter, Thomas, and so forth. This is the system upon which I have governed myself many years (but do not tell), and so I shall go on till I have done with them.
Page 71 - And weapons huge of old renown. Martial prince, 'tis thine to save From dark oblivion Arthur's grave ! So may thy ships securely stem The western frith : thy diadem...
Page 29 - ... he had a notion not very peculiar, that he could not write but at certain times, or at happy moments; a fantastic foppery, to which my kindness for a man of learning and of virtue wishes him to have been superior.
Page 175 - And lo, where rapt in beauty's heavenly dream Hoar Plato walks his oliv'd Academe. — Yet ah! no more the land of arts and arms Delights with wisdom, or with virtue warms. Lo! the...

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