The Age of Dryden

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G. Bell and Sons, 1895 - 292 من الصفحات

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الصفحة 51 - What wondrous life is this I lead ! Ripe apples drop about my head; The luscious clusters of the vine Upon my mouth do crush their wine; The nectarine, and curious peach, Into my hands themselves do reach; Stumbling on melons, as I pass, Insnared with flowers, I fall on grass.
الصفحة 182 - What man is he that desireth life, and loveth many days, that he may see good? 275 Keep thy tongue from evil, and thy lips from speaking guile.
الصفحة 88 - tis all a cheat ; Yet, fooled with hope, men favour the deceit ; Trust on, and think to-morrow will repay : To-morrow's falser than the former day ; Lies worse, and, while it says we shall be blest With some new joys, cuts off what we possessed.
الصفحة 25 - But though heaven made him poor, with reverence speaking, He never was a poet of God's making ; The midwife laid her hand on his thick skull, With this prophetic blessing — Be thou dull...
الصفحة 72 - Y/"E living lamps, by whose dear light The nightingale does sit so late, And studying all the summer night, Her matchless songs does meditate; Ye country comets, that portend No war nor prince's funeral, Shining unto no higher end Than to presage the grass's fall...
الصفحة 47 - Some Passages of the Life and Death of John, Earl of Rochester," which the critic ought to read for its elegance, the philosopher for its arguments, and the saint for its piety.
الصفحة 27 - True wit is nature to advantage drest; What oft was thought, but ne'er so well exprest.
الصفحة 269 - I sat down, when I was last this way a-fishing, and the birds in the adjoining grove seemed to have a friendly contention with an echo, whose dead voice seemed to live in a hollow tree, near to the brow of that primrose-hill...
الصفحة 19 - Methinks already, from his chymic flame, I see a city of more precious mould : Rich as the town which gives the Indies name, With silver paved, and all divine with gold.
الصفحة 27 - Was lent, not to assure our doubtful way, But guide us upward to a better day. And as those nightly tapers disappear, When day's bright lord ascends our hemisphere ; So pale grows Reason at Religion's sight ; So dies, and so dissolves in supernatural light.

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