A Description of Hagley, Envil and the Leasowes: Wherein All the Latin Inscriptions are Translated, and Every Particular Beauty Described. Interspersed with Critical Observations ...

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M. Swinney, 1775 - Enville (England) - 142 pages
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Page 100 - As may with sweetness, through mine ear, Dissolve me into ecstasies, And bring all Heaven before mine eyes. And may at last my weary age Find out the peaceful hermitage, The hairy gown and mossy cell, Where I may sit and rightly spell Of every star that heaven doth shew, And every herb that sips the dew, Till old experience do attain To something like prophetic strain.
Page 12 - Flowers of all hue, and without thorn the rose : Another side, umbrageous grots and caves Of cool...
Page 55 - Tho' lovely foft thy murmurs are, " Thy waters lovely cool and fair, ** Flow, gentle ftream, nor let the vain * Thy fmall unfully'd ftores difdain...
Page 32 - Gentler passions triumph here. ' See ! to sweeten thy repose, The blossom buds, the fountain flows ; Lo ! to crown thy healthful board, All that milk and fruits afford. ' Seek no more — the rest is vain : Pleasure ending soon in pain ; Anguish lightly gilded o'er : Close thy wish and seek no more.
Page 93 - ... quid minuat curas, quid te tibi reddat amicum ; quid pure tranquillet, honos, an dulce lucellum, an secretum iter et fallentis semita vitae.
Page 102 - To us invifible, or dimly feen In thefe thy loweft works ; yet thefe declare Thy goodnefs beyond thought, and pow'r divine. Speak ye who beft can tell, ye fons of light...
Page 1 - To build, to plant, whatever you intend, To rear the column, or the arch to bend, To swell the terrace, or to sink the grot; In all, let Nature never be forgot.
Page 85 - Tho' meek, magnanimous; tho' witty, wife; Polite, as all her life in courts had been: Yet good, as fhe the world had never feen; The noble fire of an exalted mind, With gentle female tendernefs combin'd.
Page 57 - Vails you, in their place, To graft the love of human race. And tread with awe...
Page 32 - em lurks a thorn : " Fair and flowery is the brake, " Yet it hides the vengeful fnake. " Think not fhe, whofe empty pride " Dares the fleecy garb deride ; " Think not fhe who, light and vain, " Scorns the fheep, can love the fwain. " Artlefs deed and fimple drefs, " Mark the chofen fhepherdefs ; " Thoughts by decency controul'd, " Well conceiv'd, and freely told. c...

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