The British Poets: Including Translations ...

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Page 160 - ... work, about twelve foot in height, by which you may go in shade into the garden. As for the making of knots or figures with divers coloured earths, that they may lie under the windows of the house on that side which the garden stands, they be but toys : you may see as good sights many times in tarts.
Page 146 - GOD ALMIGHTY first planted a garden. And, indeed, it is the purest of human pleasures ; it is the greatest refreshment to the spirits of man, without which buildings and palaces are but gross handiworks.
Page 244 - Father of heaven, in whom our hopes confide, Whose power defends us, and whose precepts guide, In life our Guardian, and in death our Friend, Glory supreme be thine, till time shall end.
Page 248 - Patron supreme of science, taste, and wit. Does envy doubt ? Witness, ye chosen train, Who breathe the sweets of his Saturnian reign ; Witness, ye Hills, ye Johnsons, Scots, Shebbeares, Hark to my call, for some of you have ears. Let David Hume, from the remotest north, In see-saw sceptic scruples hint his worth ; David, who there supinely deigns to lie The fattest hog of Epicurus...
Page 284 - I there spoke of as proper to the business in hand, being that equal right that every man hath to his natural freedom, without being subjected to the will or authority of any other man.
Page 284 - I cannot be supposed to understand all sorts of equality: age or virtue may give men a just precedency: excellency of parts and merit may place others above the common level: birth may subject some, and alliance or benefits others, to -pay an observance to those...
Page 243 - AGAIN the day returns of holy rest, Which, when He made the world, Jehovah blest ; When, like His own, He bade our labours cease, And all be piety and all be peace. While impious men despise Thy sage decree From vain deceit and false philosophy ; Let us its wisdom own, its blessings feel, Receive with gratitude, perform with zeal.
Page 25 - Is hung on high, to poison half mankind. All fame is foreign but of true desert, Plays round the head, but comes not to the heart : One self-approving hour whole years outweighs Of stupid starers and of loud huzzas : And more true joy Marcellus exil'd feels Than Caesar with a senate at his heels.
Page 104 - Even from the grave thou shalt have power to charm. Bid them be chaste, be innocent, like thee; Bid them in Duty's sphere as meekly move; And if so fair, from vanity as free; As firm in friendship, and as fond in love.
Page 160 - The green hath two pleasures ; the one, because nothing is more pleasant to the eye than green grass kept finely shorn ; the other, because it will give you a fair alley in the midst, by which you may go in front upon a stately hedge, which is to enclose the Garden.

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