Cava of Toledo: Or, The Gothic Princess. A Romance ...

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A. K. Newman and Company, 1812
 

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Página 78 - Full many a gem of purest ray serene The dark unfathom'd caves of ocean bear : Full many a flower is born to blush unseen, And waste its sweetness on the desert air. Some village- Hampden, that, with dauntless breast, The little tyrant of his fields withstood, Some mute inglorious Milton here may rest, Some Cromwell guiltless of his country's blood. Th...
Página 18 - As smoke that rises from the kindling fires Is seen this moment, and the next expires: As empty clouds by rising winds are tost, Their fleeting forms scarce sooner found than lost : So vanishes our state, so pass our days, So life but opens now, and now decays : The cradle and the tomb, alas! so nigh; To live is scarce distinguish'd from to die.
Página 172 - The shining robes, rich jewels, beds of state, And, to complete her bliss, a fool for mate. She glares in balls, front boxes, and the ring, A vain, unquiet, glittering, wretched thing ! Pride, pomp, and state, but reach her outward part ; She sighs, and is no duchess at her heart.
Página 215 - He said. The crackling flames appear on high. And driving sparkles dance along the sky. With Vulcan's rage the rising winds conspire, And near our palace roll the flood of fire. 'Haste, my dear father, ('t is no time to wait,) And load my shoulders with a willing freight.

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