Crokeriana, Or, "Familiar Epistles": Republished and Dedicated to Trinity College

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R. Millikens, 1818 - 51 Seiten
 

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Seite 37 - By heaven, I had rather coin my heart, And drop my blood for drachmas, than to wring From the hard hands of peasants their vile trash By any indirection...
Seite 45 - Could you on this fair mountain leave to feed, And batten on this moor ? Ha! have you eyes ? You cannot call it love; for at your age The hey-day in the blood is tame...
Seite 37 - And drop my blood for drachmas, than to wring From the hard hands of peasants their vile trash By any indirection: I did send To you for gold to pay my legions, Which you denied me: was that done like Cassius?
Seite 32 - For my own part, I will resist it to the last gasp of my existence and with the last drop of my blood, and when I feel the hour of my dissolution approaching, I will, like the father of Hannibal, take my children to the altar and swear them to eternal hostility against the invaders of their country's freedom.
Seite 41 - Sharper, stroller, lounger, lover Could, amid your madcap pother, Ever distinguish from each other. 'Tis true that Lewis jumps and prates,* And mumbles and extravagates ; And it equally as true is That, Mr. Jones, you are not Lewis. If, Jones, to your ear my...
Seite 32 - I shall bear in my heart the consciousness of having done my duty, and in the hour of death I shall not be haunted by the reflection of having basely sold or meanly abandoned the liberties of my native land. Can every man who gives his vote...
Seite 15 - Secretary. Mr. Grattan's Answer. INGENUOUS YOUNG MEN, FOR this effusion of the heart, I owe you more than ordinary gratitude, and am proud to sympathize in your native, honest, and unadulterated impressions. I receive your address as the offering of the young year — a better garland than the artificial honours of a court ; it is the work of disinterested hands, and the present of uncontaminated hearts. May that ardour which glows in your breasts long exist, and may the sentiments which you breathe...
Seite 44 - But lo ! his wife, whose every feature Foretells the talent of the creature; Lively and vulgar, low and pert, She plays 'au vif the pleasant flirt, And hits, without the slightest aid From art, the saucy chambermaid; Oh might her merits ne'er presume To figure in a drawing-room!
Seite 37 - Eg , the sketch of Richard Jones : But who is this, all boots and breeches, Cravat and cape, and spurs and switches, Grin and grimace, and shrugs and capers, And affectation, spleen, and vapours ? Oh, Mr. Richard Jones, your humble ! Prithee give o'er to mouth and mumble. Stand still, speak plain, and let us hear What was intended for the ear ; For, faith ! without the timely aid Of bills, no parts you've ever played.
Seite 32 - In all events, I have my exceeding great reward ; I shall bear in my heart the consciousness of having done my duty, and in the hour of my death I shall not be haunted by the reflection of having basely sold or meanly abandoned the liberty of my native land.

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