Poems, Chiefly Satirical...

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Adam Burk, 1833 - 150 Seiten
 

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Seite 9 - He was a man Who stole the livery of the court of heaven, To serve the devil in...
Seite 97 - That holds to rise again, th' imprison'd past ; A feeling strong, instinctive, active, chaste ; The thrilling electricity of Taste ; That marks the Muse on each resplendent part, The seal of Nature, on the acts of Art; An eye, to Bards alone and Painters given, A frenzied orb, reflecting earth and heaven...
Seite 117 - Ye friends to truth, ye statesmen, who survey The rich man's joys increase, the poor's decay, 'Tis yours to judge how wide the limits stand Between a splendid and a happy land.
Seite 108 - Gainst modern merit take the field with scorn, And bear down all in our dull sera born ; With bigot eyes adore, and beating hearts. The time-worn relics of departed Arts ; •Gem, picture, coin, cameo, statue, bust, The furbish'd fragments of defrauded rust, AH, worship all, with superstitious care, •But leave the living Genius to despair.
Seite 113 - Or mould'ring in the melancholy shade ; The spoils of tempest, or the wrecks of time, The earth abundant, and the heaven sublime ; All, to the Painter purest joys impart, Delight his eye, and stimulate his Art. From sense reclaim'd to bliss of nobler birth, He envies not the bustling sons of earth, Who anxious climb the heights of wealth and power, The care-cloth'd pageants of a restless hour; For him, unlock the...
Seite 5 - Grin, so mem*, draws one out. I own I like to laugh, and hate to sigh; And think that risibility was given For human happiness, by gracious Heaven: And that we came not into life to cry...
Seite 107 - The great refuse, nor grant one favouring smile, To gild the hope, or glad the heart of toil. Their various uses, meaner toils commend, And commerce finds in every want a friend; Like plants of bold and vigorous growth, they bear Spontaneous fruit, and ask but room and air; But Arts, a tribe of sensitives, demand A hot-house culture, and a kinder hand ; A Taste to cherish every op'ning charm, A shade to shelter, and a sun to warm.
Seite 97 - Through mental toil, or mere mechanic pains; A constant heart, by Nature's charms impress'd, An ardour ever burning in the breast ; A zeal for truth, a power of thought intense ; A fancy, flowering on the stems of sense ; 250 A mem'ry, as the grave retentive, vast, That holds to rise again, th...
Seite 98 - Bove all, a dauntless soul to persevere, 265 Though mountains rise, though Alps on Alps appear; Though Poverty present her meagre form, Though patrons fail, and Fortune frown a storm. O ! rare assemblage ! rich amount of mind ! Collective light of intellect refin'd ! 270 Scarce once an age from Nature's niggard hands Bestow'd on man, yet such the muse demands ; Such, where'er found, let grateful states hold dear. Reward them wisdom, wealth and rank revere.
Seite 106 - Soon learn to load with critic shot, and play Their pop-guns on the Genius of the day. No awkward heir that o'er Campania's plain, Has scamper'd like a monkey in his chain ; No ambush'd ass, that hid in learning's maze, Kicks at desert, and crops wit's budding bays ; No baby grown, that still his coral keeps, And sucks the thumb of Science till he sleeps ; No mawkish son of sentiment who strains Soft sonnet drops from barley-water...

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