The poems, of the late Christopher Smart, ... Consisting of his prize poems, odes, sonnets, and fables, Latin and English translations; ..., Volumen1

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printed and sold by Smart and Cowslade; and sold by F. Power and Co., London, 1791
 

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Página xvi - ... he had a notion not very peculiar, that he could not write but at certain times, or at happy moments; a fantastic foppery, to which my kindness for a man of learning and of virtue wishes him to have been superior.
Página 117 - Th' invoking ravens in the greenwood wide; And though their throats coarse rattling hurt the ear, They mean it all for music, thanks and praise They mean, and leave ingratitude to man, — But not to all, — for hark the organs blow Their swelling notes round the cathedral's dome, And grace th...
Página 146 - O'er twice three pickers, and no more, extend The bin-man's sway; unless thy ears can bear The crack of poles continual, and thine eyes Behold unmoved the hurrying peasant tear Thy wealth, and throw it on the thankless ground. But first the careful planter will consult His quantity of acres and his crop, How many and how large his kilns; and then Proportion'd to his wants the hands provide. But yet of greater consequence and cost, One thing remains unsung, a man of faith And long experience, in whose...
Página xii - ID comes the Brickdust man, with grime o'erspread, And beats the Collier and the Barber — red. Black, red and white in various clouds are...
Página 123 - THE land that answers best the farmer's care, And silvers to maturity the Hop: When to inhume the plants; to turn the glebe; And wed the tendrils to th' aspiring poles: Under what sign to pluck the crop, and how To cure, and in capacious sacks infold, I teach in verse Miltonian. Smile the muse, And meditate an honour to that land Where first I breath'd, and struggled into life, Impatient, Cantium, to be call'd thy son.
Página 113 - Judgment, Heaven, Hell, Purity of heart, &c. or whatever else may be judged by the Vice-Chancellor, Master of Clare Hall, and Greek Professor to be most conducive to the honour of the Supreme Being and recommendation of Virtue.
Página 27 - He stoutly strode over the dale, He lent new perfumes to the breath of the south, On his back hung his wallet and flail. Behind him came Health from her cottage of thatch, Where never physician had lifted the latch.
Página xxi - Madam, you may look upon your expedition as a proper preparation to the voyage which we have often talked of. Dublin, though a place much worse than London, is not so bad as Iceland. You will now be hardened to all from the sight of poverty, and will be qualified to lead us forward, when we shrink at rueful spectacles of smoaky cottages and ragged inhabitants.
Página 192 - Fitz-Osborne,41 and with inimitable effrontery published it in his INSPECTOR No. 239, as a production of his own. We are informed that, having been taxed with this affair, he declares with a great deal of art, that it was given him by another person, to which all we have to say is, that the receiver is as bad as the thief.
Página xxii - One advantage is also to be gained from the sight of poor countries; we learn to know the comforts of our own. I wish, however, it was in my power to make Ireland please you better; and whatever is in my power you may always command. I shall be glad to hear from you the history of your management; whether you have a house or a shop,2 and what companions you have found ; let me know every good and every evil that befalls you.

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