The Works of Henry Mackenzie, Band 8

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J. Ballantyne and Company, 1808
 

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Seite 35 - In plain attire this wight apparel'd was, (For much he conn'd of frugal lore and knew) Nor, till some day of larger note might cause, From iron-bound chest his better garb he drew : But when the Sabbath-day might challenge more, Or feast, or birth-day, should it chance to be, A glossy suit devoid of stain he wore, And gold his buttons glanced so fair to see, Gold clasp'd his shoon, by maiden brush'd so sheen, And his rough beard he shav'd, and donn'd his linen clean.
Seite 40 - And blessed their stars that kept the curse from them! No honest love they knew, no melting smile That shoots the transports to the throbbing heart! Thilk knew they not but in a harlot's guile Lascivious smiling...
Seite 37 - gainst drunkenness would preach : Haply if potent gin had armed her tongue, All on the reeling wight a thundering peal she rung. VII. For though the blooming queen of Cyprus...
Seite 67 - See, the loom is ready laid, O'er it see the sisters bent; Seats, that bear each wondrous maid, Each the rock an earthquake rent. " Hark ! beneath the trembling ground, (From Hela's dark domain it rose,) Deeply pealed a solemn sound ! — Hark! for Hilda catched the close! — "
Seite 34 - In Phoebus' region while some bards there be That sing of battles, and the trumpet's roar; Yet these, I ween, more powerful bards than me. Above my ken, on eagle pinions soar! Haply a scene of meaner view to scan, Beneath their...
Seite 12 - Ride, ride and bid Lord William come, His father's sair beset;' — 'It was Lord William's horse that neigh'd, I heard them bar the yate.' — 'Welcome, my valiant son...
Seite 8 - Heed na' that man of bluidy look ; — She had nae time for mair ; For in the midft anon there came A blind, unweeting dart, That glanc'd frae aff her Duncan's targe, And ftrack her to the heart. A while...
Seite 38 - The first the cate-devouring mice destroyed, Thieves heard the last, and from his threshold fled: All in the sunbeams basked the lazy cat, Her mottled length in couchant posture laid ; On one accustomed chair while Pompey sat, And loud he barked should Puss his right invade. The human pair oft marked them as they lay, And haply sometimes thought like cat and dog were they.
Seite 72 - No wish to agitate, no hope to heat, Unnerved each effort, every power unbent, Lulled in one listless apathy, Content. Men must have passions; point them, if you can, Where less the brute enjoys, and more the man. To combat passion when our reasons rise, Reasons are better passions in disguise. In every climate, and in every age, With poet, priest, philosopher, and sage; Let pedant preachers smooth it as they will, They preach successful to the passions still; Direct the wish to rise, the tear to...
Seite 89 - Heaven their eyes they cast, their hopes relied, "Father, thy will bo done!" — they said, and sighed. Oh that my verse a memory could give To live for ages, that so pure could live! Proud to attend on virtue's train alone, Mark his untainted life, — and mend my own. Then should no sigh my wounded bosom tear For aught that fortune's glittering sons may wear; But reason teach me that we idly roam For bliss abroad, which she can find at home. Placed where no spark of genius dares to rise, Where...

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