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ALEXANDER SELKIRK Aspasio beauty beneath betimes bird boast breath call'd cause charms Chiswick death delight design'd distant divine dream e'en earth ease fair fame fancy fast fear feed feel flowers folly form'd fountain of eternal give glory GLOWWORM grace grave hand happy hast heard heart Heaven honour labour learn'd less life's live lost lyre Mighty winds mind Muse nature Nature's Nebaioth never nymphs o'er once pass'd peace perhaps pity pleasure poets praise prize proud prove rapture rest rude scene scorn seek seem'd shade shine shrubs sighs sight skies slaves sleep sloth smile soft song soon soul sound spaniel spare stamp'd sweet task taste thee theme thine thou art thought THRACIAN toil truth Twas virtue voice waste WILLIAM COWPER wind winter wisdom wonder worm worth youth
Página 83 - Shortening his journey between morn and noon, And hurrying him, impatient of his stay, Down to the rosy west ; but kindly still Compensating...
Página 56 - My panting side was charged, when I withdrew, To seek a tranquil death in distant shades.
Página 208 - WHAT is there in the vale of life Half so delightful as a wife, When friendship, love, and peace combine To stamp the marriage-bond divine ? The stream of pure and genuine love Derives its current from above ; And earth a second Eden shows, Where'er the healing water flows...
Página 127 - Acquaint thyself with God, if thou wouldst taste . His works. Admitted once to his embrace, Thou shalt perceive that thou wast blind before ; Thine eye shall be instructed, and thine heart, Made pure, shall relish with divine delight 'Till then unfelt, what hands divine have wrought.
Página 229 - BETWEEN Nose and Eyes a strange contest arose, The spectacles set them unhappily wrong ; The point in dispute was, as all the world knows, To which the said spectacles ought to belong. So...
Página 150 - The sum is this : If man's convenience, health, Or safety, interfere, his rights and claims Are paramount, and must extinguish theirs. Else they are all, the meanest things that are, As free to live and to enjoy that life As God was free to form them at the first, Who in his sovereign wisdom made them all.
Página 81 - Nor his, who patient stands till his feet throb And his head thumps, to feed upon the breath Of patriots bursting with heroic rage, Or placemen all tranquillity and smiles.
Página 127 - So manifold in cares, whose every day Brings its own evil with it, makes it less : For he has wings that neither sickness, pain, Nor penury can cripple or confine. No nook so narrow but he spreads them there With ease, and is at large.