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The Poetical Works of James Thomson, with His Last Corrections, Additions ...
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The Poetical Works of James Thomson: With His Last Corrections, Additions ...
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The Poetical Works of James Thomson: With His Last Corrections ..., Volum 1
James Thomson,John Aikin
Visualització completa - 1804
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Pàgina 134 - A pleasing land of drowsy-head it was, Of dreams that wave before the half-shut eye ; And of gay castles in the clouds that pass, For ever flushing round a summer sky...
Pàgina 129 - This Poem being writ in the manner of Spenser, the obsolete words, and a simplicity of diction in some of the lines which borders on the ludicrous, were necessary to make the imitation more perfect.
Pàgina 142 - Placed far amid the melancholy main, (Whether it be lone fancy him beguiles ; Or that aerial beings sometimes deign To stand embodied, to our senses plain) Sees on the naked hill, or valley low, The whilst in ocean Phoebus dips his wain, A vast assembly moving to and fro: Then all at once in air dissolves the wondrous show.
Pàgina 145 - Such the gay splendour, the luxurious state, Of caliphs old, who on the Tigris' shore, In mighty Bagdat, populous and great, Held their bright court, where was of ladies store ; And verse, love, music, still the garland wore : When Sleep was coy, the bard, in waiting there...
Pàgina 142 - Whatever sprightly juice or tasteful food On the green bosom of this earth are found, And all old Ocean genders...
Pàgina 204 - Observe the rising lily's snowy grace, Observe the various vegetable race ; They neither toil, nor spin, but careless grow, Yet see how warm they blush, how bright they glow! What regal vestments can with them compare! What king so shining! or what queen so fair!
Pàgina 134 - And flocks loud bleating from the distant hills, And vacant shepherds piping in the dale ; And, now and then, sweet Philomel would wail, Or stockdoves plain amid the forest deep, That drowsy rustled to the sighing gale ; And still a coil the grasshopper did keep ; Yet all these sounds yblent inclined all to sleep.
Pàgina 210 - Still more majestic shalt thou rise, More dreadful from each foreign stroke; As the loud blast that tears the skies Serves but to root thy native oak.
Pàgina 148 - Rout excite? Why? On each other with fell Tooth to fall; A Neighbour's Fortune, Fame, or Peace, to blight, And make new tiresome Parties for the coming Night. LIV The puzzling Sons of Party next appear'd, In dark Cabals and nightly Juntos met; And now they whisper'd close, now shrugging rear'd Th...