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Page lxvi - Rapt into future times, the bard begun : ' A Virgin shall conceive, a Virgin bear a Son ! From Jesse's root behold a branch arise, Whose sacred flower with fragrance fills the skies ; The ethereal spirit o'er its leaves shall move, And on its top descends the mystic Dove.
Page cviii - It's hardly in a body's pow'r, To keep, at times, frae being sour, To see how things are shar'd ; How best o...
Page lxxi - Muse must flatter lawless sway, And follow still where fortune leads the way ; Or if no basis bear my rising name, But the fallen ruins of another's fame ; Then teach me, Heaven ! to scorn the guilty bays. Drive from my breast that wretched lust of praise . Unblemish'd let me live or die unknown : Oh, grant an honest fame, or grant me none !
Page lxxiv - If thou sinnest, what doest thou against him? Or if thy transgressions be multiplied, what doest thou unto him? If thou be righteous, what givest thou him? Or what receiveth he of thine hand? Thy wickedness may hurt a man as thou art; And thy righteousness may profit the son of man.
Page cxix - Ask where's the North? at York, 'tis on the Tweed; In Scotland, at the Orcades ; and there, At Greenland, Zembla, or the Lord knows where.
Page 289 - Yet mark'd I where the bolt of Cupid fell: It fell upon a little western flower, Before milk-white, now purple with love's wound, And maidens call it Love-in-idleness.
Page lxvi - All crimes shall cease, and ancient fraud shall fail ; Returning Justice lift aloft her scale ; Peace o'er the world her olive wand extend, And white-robed Innocence from heaven descend.
Page lxxx - Alas! what boots it with uncessant care To tend the homely, slighted shepherd's trade, And strictly meditate the thankless Muse? Were it not better done, as others use, To sport with Amaryllis in the shade, Or with the tangles of Neaera's hair?