Annual Report of the Commissioners ..., Volume 66

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Page 55 - Are not these woods More free from peril than the envious court? Here feel we but the penalty of Adam, — The seasons' difference : as the icy fang And churlish chiding of the winter's wind, Which when it bites and blows upon my body, Even till I shrink with cold, I smile and say, This is no flattery : these are counsellors That feelingly persuade me what I am.
Page vii - Who haunt Parnassus but to please their ear, Not mend their minds; as some to church repair, Not for the doctrine, but the music there. These equal syllables alone require, Tho...
Page 34 - Loin du trône nourri, de ce fatal honneur Hélas! vous ignorez le charme empoisonneur; De l'absolu pouvoir vous ignorez l'ivresse, Et des lâches flatteurs la voix enchanteresse. Bientôt ils vous diront que les plus saintes lois, Maîtresses du vil peuple, obéissent aux rois; Qu'un roi n'a d'autre frein que sa volonté même...
Page 2 - Heaven from all creatures hides the book of fate, All but the page prescribed, their present state: From brutes what men, from men what spirits know: Or who could suffer being here below? The lamb thy riot dooms to bleed today, Had he thy reason, would he skip and play? Pleased to the last, he crops the flowery food, And licks the hand just raised to shed his blood.
Page 3 - Yet not the more Cease I to wander where the muses haunt Clear spring, or shady grove, or sunny hill, Smit with the love of sacred song...
Page 84 - And standest undecayed within our presence, Thou wilt hear nothing till the Judgment morning, When the great trump shall thrill thee with its warning.
Page 99 - Part we in friendship from your land, And, noble Earl, receive my hand." — But Douglas round him drew his cloak, Folded his arms, and thus he spoke: — " My manors, halls, and bowers, shall still Be open at my sovereign's will, To each one whom he...
Page 56 - The seasons' difference ; as, the icy fang, And churlish chiding of the winter's wind; Which when it bites and blows upon my body, Even till I shrink with cold, I smile, and say, — This is no flattery: these are counsellors That feelingly persuade me what I am.
Page 99 - He had safe conduct for his band, Beneath the royal seal and hand, And Douglas gave a guide : The ancient Earl, with. stately grace, Would Clara on her palfrey place, And whispered, in an under tone, " Let the hawk stoop, his prey is flown.
Page 35 - TELLE qu'une bergère, au plus beau jour de fête, De superbes rubis ne charge point sa tête, Et, sans mêler à l'or l'éclat des diamants, Cueille en un champ voisin ses plus beaux ornements : 6 Telle, aimable en son air, mais humble dans son style, Doit éclater sans pompe une élégante idylle.

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