Cecil, a Peer: A Sequel to Cecil, Or The Adventures of a Coxcomb, Volume 1

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Page 153 - Such an improvement of the doctrine of the enmity between the seed of the woman and the seed of the serpent...
Page 123 - All murder'd : for within the hollow crown That rounds the mortal temples of a king Keeps Death his court, and there the antic sits, Scoffing his state and grinning at his pomp...
Page 43 - Fie ! fie ! you have one of the best wives in the world, and yet you seem the most uneasy husband.
Page 91 - Her speech was the melodious voice of Love, Her song the warbling of the vernal grove ; Her eloquence was sweeter than her song, Soft as her heart, and as her reason strong...
Page 114 - The time is out of joint," and so am I : I quite forget this poem's merely quizzical, And deviate into matters rather dry. I ne'er decide what I shall say, and this I call Much too poetical : men should know why They write, and for what end ; but, note or text, I never know the word which will come next.
Page 24 - Faction cou'd bespatter, Nor Minister, nor Poet flatter. What Justice in rewarding Merit? What Magnanimity of Spirit? What Lineaments divine we trace Thro' all the Features of his Face; Tho' Peace with Olive bind his Hands, Confest the conqu'ring Hero stands.

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