A Complete Edition of the Poets of Great Britain..: Milton. Cowley. Waller. Butler. Denham

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John & Arthur Arch, ... and for Bell & Bradfute & I. Mundell & Company, Edinburgh., 1792
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Page 17 - At which the univerfal hoft up fent A fhout that tore Hell's concave, and beyond Frighted the reign of Chaos and old Night. All in a moment through the gloom were feen Ten thoufand banners rife into the air With orient colours waving : with them rofe A
Page 144 - with heaved ftroke Was never heard the nymphs to daunt, Or fright them from their hallow'd haunt, There in clofe covert by fome brook, Where no profaner eye may look, Hide me from Day's garilh eye, While the bee with honied
Page 142 - eating cares, Lap me in foft Lydian airs, Married to immortal Vcrfe, Such as the meeting foul may pierce In notes with many a winding bout Of linked fweetnefs long drawn out, With wanton heed, and giddy cunning, The melting voice through mazes running, Untwifting all the chains, that tie The hidden foul of harmony ; That Orpheus felf may heave his head From golden
Page 50 - Tliis day I have begot whom I declare My only Son, and on this holy hill Him have anointed, whom ye now behold At my right hand ; your head I him appoint ; And by myfelf have fworn to him (hall bow All knees in Heav'n, and
Page 144 - And if ought elfe great bards befide In fage and folemn tunes have fung, Of turneys and of trophies hung, Of forefts, and inchantments drear, Where more is meant than meets the ear. Thus Night oft fee me in thy pale career, Till civil-fuited Morn appear,
Page 84 - from couch to couch ; And over them triumphant Death his dart Shook, but delay'd to ftrike, though oft invok'd With vows, as their chief good, and final hope. Sight fo deform, what heart of rock could long Dry-ey'd behold ? Adam could not, but wept,
Page 63 - fweet converfe, and love fo dearly join'd, To live again in thefe wild woods forlorn ? Should God create another Eve, and I Another rib afford, yet lofs of thee Would never from my heart ; no no, I feel The link of nature draw me : flefh
Page 63 - Both good and evil, good loft, and evil got, Bad fruit of knowledge, if this be to know, Which leaves us naked thus of honour void, Of innocence, of faith, of purity, Our wonted ornaments now foil'd and ftain'd, And in our faces evident the figns Of foul concupifccnce ; whence
Page 30 - and evcr-during dark Surrounds me, from the cheerful ways of men Cut off, and for the book of Knowledge fair Prefented with a univerfal blank Of Nature's works to me expung'd and
Page 110 - thick laid As varnilh on a harlot's cheek ; the reft, Thin fown with ought of profit or delight, Will far be found unworthy to compare With Sion's fongs, to all true taftes excelling, Where God is prais'd aright, and god-like men, The holieft of holies, and his faints ; Such are from God infpir'd, not

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