Lays of love

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Page 39 - Who hath not proved how feebly words essay To fix one spark of Beauty's heavenly ray? Who doth not feel, until his failing sight Faints into dimness with its own delight, His changing cheek, his sinking heart confess The might, the majesty of Loveliness...
Page 137 - Night is the time for toil ; To plough the classic field, Intent to find the buried spoil Its wealthy furrows yield ; Till all is ours that sages taught, That poets sang or heroes wrought.
Page 82 - Excellent wretch ! Perdition catch my soul, But I do love thee ! and when I love thee not Chaos is come again.
Page 96 - Hail to you, horrors ! hail, thou house of death! And thou, the lovely mistress of these shades, Whose beauty gilds the more than midnight darkness, And makes it grateful as the dawn of day. Oh, take me in a fellow-mourner, with thee, I'll number groan for groan, and tear for tear ; And when the fountains of thy eyes are dry, Mine shall supply the stream, and weep for both.
Page 9 - But earthlier happy is the rose distill'd Than that which, withering on the virgin thorn, Grows, lives, and dies in single blessedness.
Page 41 - I am giddy; expectation whirls me round. The imaginary relish is so sweet That it enchants my sense; What will it be, When that the wat'ry palate tastes indeed Love's thrice-reputed nectar?
Page 3 - What is the thing we call a kiss? 2 I shall resolve ye what it is: — It is a creature born and bred Between the lips, all cherry-red, By love and warm desires fed, — CHOR.
Page 228 - Plutarch, no man found fault with what was said to Dercyllidas, a great captain, and one that had commanded armies, who coming into the place of assembly, a young man, instead of rising and making room, told him, "Sir, you must not expect that honour from me being young, which cannot be returned to me by a child of yours when I am old.
Page 229 - If a marriage for any person may be obtained by false witness, such falsehood may be told ; as upon the day of celebrating the marriage, if on that day the marriage is liable to be incomplete, for want of giving certain articles, at that time, if three or four falsehoods be asserted, it does not signify ; or if, on the day of marriage, a man promises to give his daughter many ornaments, and is not able to give them, such falsehoods as these, if told to promote a marriage, are allowable. " If a man,...
Page 171 - Where is the man who has the power and skill To stem the torrent of a woman's will ? For if she will, she will, you may depend on 't ; And if she won't, she won't ; so there 's an end on 't.

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