Wiltshire and Its Worthies: Notes Topographical and Biographical ...

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Página 176 - A servant with this clause Makes drudgery divine; Who sweeps a room as for thy laws Makes that and the action fine.
Página 94 - UNDERNEATH this sable hearse Lies the subject of all verse, SIDNEY'S sister, PEMBROKE'S mother ; Death ! ere thou hast slain another, Learn'd and fair, and good as she, Time shall throw a dart at thee.
Página 84 - Abused mortals ! did you know Where joy, heart's-ease, and comforts grow, You'd scorn proud towers, And seek them in these bowers, Where winds sometimes our woods perhaps may shake, But blustering care could never tempest make ; Nor murmurs e'er come nigh us, Saving of fountains that glide by us.
Página 69 - Teach me to live, that I may dread The grave as little as my bed ; Teach me to die, that so I may Rise glorious at the awful day.
Página 120 - So brief our existence, a glimpse, at the most, Is all we can have of the few we hold dear ; And oft even joy is unheeded and lost, For want of some heart, that could echo it near. Ah, well may we hope, when this short life is gone, To meet in some world of more permanent bliss ; For a smile, or a grasp of the hand, hastening on, Is all we enjoy of each other in this.
Página 99 - TEACH me, my God and King, In all things thee to see, And what I do in any thing, To do it as for thee...
Página 83 - Pitch thy behaviour low, thy projects high, So shall thou humble and magnanimous be. Sink not in spirit; who aimeth at the sky Shoots higher much than he that means a tree.
Página 18 - honour to see this worthy learned man, who was then pleased to take notice of me, and the next day came and visited my relations. He was a proper man, brisk, and in very good equipage [equipment] ; his hair was then quite black.
Página 119 - ... as he strikes into his narrow homeward path, I can " take mine ease at mine inn," beside the blazing hearth, and shake hands with Signor Orlando Friscobaldo, as the oldest acquaintance I have.
Página 164 - Such a mark of national respect was due to the unsullied statesman, to the accomplished scholar, to the master of pure English eloquence, to the consummate painter of life and manners. It was due, above all, to the great satirist, who alone knew how to use ridicule without abusing it, who, without inflicting a wound, effected a great social reform, and who reconciled wit and virtue, after a long and disastrous separation, during which wit had been led astray by profligacy...

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