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Ånd who so artful as to put it by!
'Tis long since Death had the majority.

The Grave. Part ü. Line 449.
The good he scorn'd
Stalk'd off reluctant, like an ill-used ghost,
Not to return; or if it did, in visits
Like those of angels, short and far between.' Line 586.

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Come, gentle Spring! ethereal Mildness! come.

The Seasons. Spring. Line 1,
Base Envy withers at another's joy,
And hates that excellence it cannot reach. Line 283.

But who can paint

Can imagination boast,
Amid its gay creation, hues like hers ?

Line 465.
Amid the roses fierce Repentance rears

Like Nature ?

Her snaky crest.

Line 996.

Line 1149.

Delightful task ! to rear the tender thought,
To teach the young idea how to shoot.
An elegant sufficiency, content,

, rural quiet, friendship, books,
Ease and alternate labour, useful life,
Progressive virtue, and approving Heaven!
The meek-ey’a Morn appears, mother of dews.
Falsely luxurious, will not man awake ?
But yonder comes the powerful king of day,
Rejoicing in the east.

Line 1158.

Summer. Line 47.

Line 67.

Line 81

1 See Norris, page 281.

Ships dim-discover'd dropping from the clouds.

The Seasons. Summer, Line 946. And Mecca saddens at the long delay.

Line 979. For many a day, and many a dreadful night, Incessant lab'ring round the stormy cape. Line 1003. Sigh'd and look'd unutterable things.

Line 1188. A lucky chance, that oft decides the fate Of mighty monarchs.

Line 1285. So stands the statue that enchants the world, So bending tries to veil the matchless boast, The mingled beauties of exulting Greece. Line 1346 Who stemm'd the torrent of a downward age. Line 1516. Autumn nodding o'er the yellow plain. Autuma. Line 2.

Loveliness Needs not the foreign aid of ornament, But is when unadorn'd, adorn'd the most.' Line 204. He saw her charming, but he saw not half The charms her downcast modesty conceal’d. Line 229. For still the world prevail'd, and its dread laugh, Which scarce the firm philosopher can scorn. Line 233. See, Winter comes to rule the varied year.?

Winter. Line 1. Cruel as death, and hungry as the grave.

Line 393 There studious let me sit, And hold high converse with the mighty dead.

Line 431. The kiss, snatch'd hasty from the sidelong maid.

Line 625. 1 See Milton, page 234.

Nam ut mulieres esse dicuntur nonnullæ inornatae, quas id ipsum diceat, sic hæc subtilis oratio etiam incompta delectat (For as lack of adoroment is said to become some women; so this subtle oration, though without embellishment, gives delight). — Cicero: Orator, 23, 78.

2 O Winter, ruler of the inverted year. — CowPER : The Task, book is. W’inter Evening, line 34.

These as they change, Almighty Father! these
Are but the varied God. The rolling year
Is full of Thee.

Hymn. Line 1. Shade, un perceiv’d, so softening into shade. Line 25. From seeming evil still educing good.

Line 114. Come then, expressive silence, muse His praise. Line 118.

A pleasing land of drowsyhed it was,
Of dreams that wave before the half-shut eye;
And of gay castles in the clouds that pass,
Forever flushing round a summer sky:
There eke the soft delights that witchingly
Instil a wanton sweetness through the breast,
And the calm pleasures always hover'd nigh;
But whate'er smack'd of noyance or unrest
Was far, far off expell’d from this delicious nest.

The Castle of Indolence. Canto i. Stanza 6.
O fair undress, best dress! it checks no vein,
But every flowing limb in pleasure drowns,
And heightens ease with grace.
Plac'd far amid the melancholy main.

Stanza 26.

Stanza 30,

Scoundrel maxim.


A bard here dwelt, more fat than bard beseems.

Stanza 68.

Stanza 69.

A little round, fat, oily man of God.
I care not, Fortune, what you me deny:
You cannot rob me of free Nature's grace,
You cannot shut the windows of the sky
Through which Aurora shows her brightening face;
You cannot bar my constant feet to trace
The woods and lawns, by living stream, at eve:
Let health my nerves and finer fibres brace,
And I their toys to the great children leave :
Of fancy, reason, virtue, naught can me bereave.

Canto ii. Stanza & Song

Health is the vital principle of bliss,
And exercise, of health.

The Castle of Indolence. Canto ü. Stanzu 68
Forever, Fortune, wilt thou prove
An unrelenting foe to love;
And when we meet a mutual heart,
Come in between and bid us part ?

Whoe'er amidst the sons Of reason, valour, liberty, and virtue Displays distinguish'd merit, is a noble Of Nature's own creating.

Coriolanus. ' Act iii. Sc. 3. O Sophonisba ! Sophonisba, 0 !1

Sophonisba. Act i. Sc. 2. When Britain first, at Heaven's command,

Arose from out the azure main, This was the charter of her land,

And guardian angels sung the strain: Rule, Britannia! Britannia rules the waves ! Britons never shall be slaves.

Alfred. Act ii. Sc. &

JOHN DYER. 1700–1758.

A little rule, a little sway,
A sunbeam in a winter's day,
Is all the proud and mighty have
Between the cradle and the grave.

Grongar Hill. Line 88
Ever charming, ever new,
When will the landscape tire the view ?

Line 102 Disparting towers Trembling all precipitate down dash'd, Rattling around, loud thundering to the moon.

The Ruins of Rome. Line 40.

1 The line was altered after the second edition to l' O Sophonisba! I am wholly thine."



Live while you live, the epicure would say,
And seize the pleasures of the present day ;
Live while you live, the sacred preacher cries,
And give to God each moment as it flies.
Lord, in my views, let both united be:
I live in pleasure when I live to thee.

Epigram on his Family Arms. 1 Awake, my soul! stretch every nerve,

And press with vigour on;
A heavenly race demands thy zeal,
And an immortal crown.

Zeal and Vigour in the Christian Race.

JOHN WESLEY. 1703-1791. That execrable sum of all villanies commonly called a Slave Trade.

Journal. Feb. 12, 1772. Certainly this is a duty, not a sin. “Cleanliness is indeed next to godliness.” ? I am always in haste, but never in a hurry.8

Sermon xciii. On Dress.

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN. 1706-1790. They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.

Historical Review of Pennsylvania. Dum vivimus vivamus (Let us live while we live). — Orton: Life of

? See Bacon, page 170.

Given as a saying of Wesley, in the “Saturday Review," Nov. 28, 1874. from heaven, and the sceptre from tyrants), com Eripuit cælo fulmen sceptrumque tyrannis (He snatched the lightning

- a line attributed to Turgot, and inscribed on Houdon's bust of Franklin. Frederick von der Trenck asserted on his trial, 1794, that he was the author of this line.

* This sentence was much used in the Revolutionary period. It occurs

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