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Page 70 - Thou wilt not wake Till I thy fate shall overtake: Till age, or grief, or sickness must Marry my body to that dust It so much loves ; and fill the room My heart keeps empty in thy tomb. Stay for me there; I will not fail To meet thee in that hollow vale.
Page 92 - She went off a second time as before ; and having crawled a few paces, looked again behind her, and for some time stood moaning. But still her cubs not rising to follow her, she returned to them again, and with signs of inexpressible fondness went round one, and round the other, pawing them and moaning.
Page 179 - Tender-handed stroke a nettle, And it stings you for your pains ; Grasp it like a man of mettle, And it soft as silk remains.
Page 69 - Were it a month, a year, or ten, I would thy exile live till then ; And all that space my mirth adjourn, So thou wouldst promise to return ; And putting off thy ashy shroud At length disperse this sorrow's cloud.
Page 255 - And of those who, despairing to rise into distinction by their virtues, are happy if others can be depressed to a level with themselves, there are a number sufficient in every great town to maintain one of these courts by their subscriptions.
Page 107 - I know that all beneath the moon decays, And what by mortals in this world is brought, In time's great periods shall return to nought ; That fairest states have fatal nights and days. I know that all the Muses...
Page 92 - ... they refused to eat, she laid her paws first upon one,- and then upon the other, and endeavoured to raise them up : all this while it was pitiful to hear her moan.
Page 70 - The cup was all fill'd, and the leaves were all wet. And it seem'd, to a fanciful view, To weep for the buds it had left with regret. On the flourishing bush where it grew. I hastily seiz'd it, unfit as it was For a nosegay, so dripping and drown'd, And swinging it rudely, too rudely, alas! I snapp'd it ; it fell to the ground. And such...
Page 318 - Bacon observes, being power, the human powers will, in fact, be enlarged; nature, including both its materials, and its laws, will be more at our command; men will make their situation in this world abundantly more easy and comfortable; they will probably prolong their existence in it, and will grow daily more happy, each in himself, and more able (and, I believe, more disposed) to communicate happiness to others.
Page 91 - They proved to be a she bear, and her two cubs ; but the cubs were nearly as large as the dam. They ran eagerly to the fire, and drew out from the flames part of the flesh of the sea-horse, that remained unconsumed, and ate it voraciously. The crew, from the ship, threw...