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Johnsoniana. Anecdotes of the Late Samuel Johnson, Ll. D.
Hester Lynch Piozzi
No preview available - 2012
adesse aethera bard beauty Behold beneath bless'd blessings bliss blushing bosom breast Centuriae charms COLLEY CIBBER crowd death delight dread ev'n eyes fair fame fate fire foes frown gold golden golden reign grace grove hear heart Heaven hope hour IMPROMPTU invade Johnson kings light lyre maze of fate meads mihi millia mind mirth mournful Muse myrtle Nature's ne'er night nimbis numbers nunc nymphs o'er pain pater peaceful petulantes pleasure poison'd pow'r praise pride Quid quod quos rage reign RIO VERDE rise sacred sad band SATIRE OF JUVENAL Saxa scarce scene scorn shade shine shun sibi sighs sing skies slaves smile soft song soothe soul spreads spring square miles Stella Sternite surdas surgit suspiria sweet Thales thee thine thou tibi toil tollit vale verse virtue virtue's vita voice warbles wealth wild woes youth
Page 24 - His fall was destined to a barren strand, A petty fortress, and a dubious hand ; He left the name, at which the world grew pale, To point a moral, or adorn a tale.
Page 66 - Wheresoe'er I turn my view, All is Strange, yet nothing new: Endless labour all along, Endless labour to be wrong; Phrase that Time has flung away; Uncouth words in disarray, Trick'd in antique ruff and bonnet, Ode, and elegy, and sonnet.
Page 22 - Are these thy views? proceed, illustrious youth, And virtue guard thee to the throne of Truth! Yet should thy soul indulge the gen'rous heat, Till captive Science yields her last retreat; Should Reason guide thee with her brightest ray, And pour on misty Doubt resistless day; Should no...
Page 86 - The busy day, the peaceful night, Unfelt, uncounted, glided by ; His frame was firm, his powers were bright, Though now his eightieth year was nigh. Then with no fiery throbbing pain, No cold gradations of decay, Death broke at once the vital chain, And freed his soul the nearest way.
Page 27 - New sorrow rises as the day returns, A sister sickens, or a daughter mourns. Now kindred Merit fills the sable bier, Now lacerated Friendship claims a tear. Year chases year, decay pursues decay, Still drops some joy from...
Page 18 - And crowds with crimes the records of mankind ; For gold his sword the hireling ruffian draws, For gold the hireling judge distorts the laws ; Wealth heap'd on wealth, nor truth nor safety buys, The dangers gather as the treasures rise.
Page 24 - The march begins in military state, And nations on his eye suspended wait : Stern Famine guards the solitary coast, And Winter barricades the realms of Frost : He comes : nor want nor cold his course delay.
Page 14 - Has heaven reserv'd, in pity to the poor, No pathless waste, or undiscover'd shore; No secret island in the boundless main? No peaceful desert yet unclaim'd by SPAIN? Quick let us rise, the happy seats explore, And bear oppression's insolence no more.
Page 44 - O Thou whose power o'er moving worlds presides, Whose voice created, and whose wisdom guides, On darkling man in pure effulgence shine, And cheer the clouded mind with light divine. Tis thine alone to calm the pious breast, With silent confidence and holy rest : From thee, great God ! we spring, to thee we tend, Path, motive, guide, original, and end...