Le prose e poesie campestri

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Dalla Tipografia Mainardi, 1817 - 265 pages
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Page 249 - So on he fares, and to the border comes Of Eden, where delicious Paradise, Now nearer, crowns with her enclosure green, As with a rural mound, the champain head Of a steep wilderness...
Page 251 - The birds their quire apply; airs, vernal airs, Breathing the smell of field and grove, attune The trembling leaves; while universal Pan, Knit with the Graces and the Hours in dance^ Led on the eternal spring.
Page 250 - Down the steep glade, and met the nether flood, Which from his darksome passage now appears : And now, divided into four main streams, Runs diverse, wandering many a famous realm And country...
Page 250 - Imbrown'd the noontide bowers : thus was this place A happy rural seat of various view ; Groves whose rich trees wept odorous gums and balm, Others whose fruit, burnish'd with golden rind, Hung amiable, (Hesperian fables true, If true, here only,) and of delicious taste...
Page 249 - And higher than that wall a circling row Of goodliest trees, loaden with fairest fruit, Blossoms and fruits at once of golden hue...
Page 254 - L'aura, non ch'altro, è de la maga effetto, l'aura che rende gli alberi fioriti: co' fiori eterni eterno il frutto dura, e mentre spunta l'un, l'altro matura.
Page 38 - Mondo, e poi sparisce ad un tratto , non quella polve d'oro, o piuttosto d'ambra, che tosto si leva, finché, dileguandosi a poco a poco, cede il luogo ad un bel candore , e questo alla porpora del crepuscolo ancor più bella : mentre con l' aure della sera , con le rugiade, e con l'ombre, che van succedendosi una più bruna dell...
Page 251 - In lieto aspetto il bel giardin s' aperse : Acque stagnanti, mobili cristalli, Fior vari e varie piante, erbe diverse, Apriche collinette, ombrose valli, Selve e spelonche in una vista offerse'; E quel che il bello e il caro accresce all' opre L' arte, che tutto fa, nulla si scopre.
Page 249 - Shade above shade, a woody theatre Of stateliest view. Yet higher than their tops The verdurous wall of Paradise up sprung ; Which to our general sire gave prospect large Into his nether empire neighbouring round.
Page 250 - But rather to tell how, if Art could tell, How from that sapphire fount the crisped brooks Rolling on orient pearl and sands of gold, With mazy error under pendant shades...

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