Bell's Classical Arrangement of Fugitive Poetry ...

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J. Bell, 1789 - Poetry
 

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Page 165 - In my silence see the lover ; True love is by silence known ; In my eyes you'll best discover, All the power of your own.
Page 158 - If she, by merit since disclosed, Prove twice the woman I supposed, I plead that double merit now, To justify a double vow. Here then to-day, with faith as...
Page 155 - Th' unhappy lover's grave the myrtle spreads : O then the meaning of thy gift impart, And ease the throbbings of an anxious heart! Soon muSt this bough, as you shall fix his doom, Adorn Philander's head, or grace his tomb.
Page 155 - What hopes, what terrours does thy gift create, Ambiguous emblem of uncertain fate ! The myrtle, ensign of supreme command, Consign'd by Venus to Melissa's hand ; Not less capricious than a reigning fair, Now grants, and now rejects a lover's prayer. In myrtle shades oft sings the happy swain, In myrtle shades despairing ghosts complain : The myrtle crowns the happy lovers...
Page 159 - With ardour as intense and pure, As when amidst the rites divine I took thy troth, and plighted mine, To thee, sweet girl, my second ring, A token and a pledge I bring ; With this I wed, till death us part, Thy riper virtues to my heart ; Those virtues which, before untried, The wife has added to the bride — Those virtues, whose progressive claim, Endearing wedlock's very name, My soul enjoys, my song approves, For conscience
Page 187 - Courts ; of which she has acquired all the easy good-breeding, and politeness, without the frivolousness. She has all the reading that a woman should have ; and more than any woman need have; for she understands Latin perfectly well, though she wisely conceals it.
Page 69 - Has glow'd untam'd, through many a martial age. Here patriot ALFRED, stain'd with Danish blood, Rear'd on one base, the king's, the people's good : Here HENRY'S archers fram'd the stubborn bow, That laid Alanzon's haughty helmet low : Here wak'd the flame, that still superior braves The proudest threats of Gaul's ambitious slaves : Here chivalry, stern school of valour old, Her noblest feats of knightly fame enroll'd : Heroic champions...
Page 88 - Bow'd to no yoke, nor crouching for applause ; Vot'ry alone to freedom, and the laws. Herds, flocks, and smiling Ceres deck our plain, And...
Page 70 - Hence ripe with stores her villages abound, Her airy downs with scatter'd sheep resound ; Fresh are her pastures with unceasing rills; And future navies crown her darksome hills. To bear her formidable glory far, Behold her opulence of hoarded war ! See, from her ports a thousand banners stream, On every...
Page 55 - WHERE the loveliest expression to features is join'd, By Nature's most delicate pencil design'd ; Where blushes unbidden, and smiles without art, Speak the softness and feeling that dwell in the heart; Where in manners, enchanting, no blemish we trace ; But the soul keeps the promise we had from the face ; Sure philosophy, reason, and coldness must prove Defences unequal to shield us from love...

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