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The good old rule
And they should keep who can. Rob Roy's Grave.
We must be free or die, who speak the tongue
Sonnets to Liberty. Period 1802.
Oh! for a single hour of that Dundee,
Sonnets to Liberty. Period 1803.
O, sir ! the good die first,
A primrose by a river's brim,
The child is father of the man.
Poems referring to Childhood.
* “Men are but children of a larger growth.” See Quotations from Dryden.
Where'er I roam, whatever realms to see,
turns, with ceaseless pain, And drags at each remove a lengthening chain.
Still to my
Such is the patriot's boast, where'er we roam,
Lines 73, 74.
Dames of ancient days
Pride in their port, defiance in their eye,
With secret course, which no loud storms annoy,
THE DESERTED VILLAGE.
How often have I paused on every charm,-
* George Zeck, for heading a revolt of Hungarians in 1514, was punished by having a red hot crown placed on his head. Damiens attempted to assassinate Louis XV. of France, for which crime he was put to the torture.
Ill fares the land, to hastening ills a prey,
How blest is he who crowns, in shades like these,
The watch-dog's voice that bay'd the whispering wirid,
Lines 121-12 4•
There, where a few torn shrubs the place disclose,
“ Who pants for glory finds but short repose,
Pope. Imitations of Horace.
The broken soldier, kindly bade to stay,
Thus to relieve the wretched was his pride,
Lines 163, 164.
Truth from his lips prevaild with double sway,
Lines 179, 180.
In arguing, too, the parson own'd his skill,
Lines 211, 212.
The chest contrived a double debt to pay,
Lines 229, 230.
THE VICAR OF WAKEFIELD.
Handsome is that handsome does.