A select collection of poems: with notes [by J. Nichols].

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Page 57 - AH, how sweet it is to love! Ah, how gay is young Desire ! And what pleasing pains we prove When we first approach Love's fire ! Pains of love be sweeter far Than all other pleasures are. Sighs which are from lovers blown Do but gently heave the heart: E'en the tears they shed alone Cure, like trickling balm, their smart.
Page 56 - When passion is decay'd? We lov'd, and we lov'd, as long as we could, Till our love was lov'd out in us both; But our marriage is dead, when the pleasure is fled: 'Twas pleasure first made it an oath.
Page 217 - ONLY tell her that I love: Leave the rest to her and Fate: Some kind planet from above May perhaps her pity move: Lovers on their stars must wait. — Only tell her that I love! Why, O why should I despair!
Page 117 - A sigh or tear, perhaps, she'll give, But love on pity cannot live. Tell her that hearts for hearts were made, And love with love is only paid.
Page 56 - Twas Pleasure first made it an Oath. If I have Pleasures for a Friend, And farther love in store, What wrong has he whose joys did end, And who cou'd give no more?
Page 218 - Are not Boileau and Corneille paid For panegyric writing? They know how heroes may be made, Without the help of fighting. When foes too...
Page 119 - Court-Prospect," in which many of the principal nobility are very handsomely complimented, is called by Jacob " an excellent piece ;" and of his other poems he adds, " that they are all remarkable for the purity of their diction, and the harmony of their numbers.
Page 218 - Christian Hero." On the accession of queen Anne, he was made a lieutenant-general of the forces in Holland.
Page 118 - A cupola was defigned 30 feet higher than the roof, which would have been feen at fea; and a ftreet was intended leading from the Weft end of the cathedral to the centre of the front. The length of the whole is 328 feet. A park was alfo...
Page 120 - I now begin to experience how much the mind may be influenced by the body. My Muse is confined, at present, to a weak and sickly tenement; and the winter season will go near to overbear her, together with her household. There are storms and tempests to beat her down, or frosts to...

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