The British Poets: Including Translations ...

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C. Whittingham, 1822
 

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Seite 262 - We'll form their minds, with studious care, To all that's manly, good, and fair, And train them for the skies.
Seite 47 - And babes, sweet-smiling babes, our bed. How should I love the pretty creatures, While round my knees they fondly clung! To see them look their mother's features, To hear them lisp their mother's tongue! And when with envy time transported Shall think to rob us of our joys, You'll in your girls again be courted, And I'll go wooing in my boys.
Seite 46 - What though, from fortune's lavish bounty, No mighty treasures we possess; We'll find, within our pittance, plenty, And be content without excess. Still shall each kind returning season Sufficient for our wishes give; For we will live a life of reason, And that's the only life to live.
Seite 262 - Shall thro' the gloomy vale attend, And cheer our dying breath; Shall, when all other comforts cease, Like a kind angel whisper peace And smooth the bed of Death.
Seite 260 - DEAR CHLOE, while the busy crowd, The vain, the wealthy, and the proud, In folly's maze advance ; Though singularity and pride Be call'd our choice, we'll step aside, Nor join the giddy dance. From the gay world we'll oft retire To our own family and fire, Where love our hours employs ; No noisy neighbour enters here, No intermeddling stranger near, To spoil our heartfelt joys.
Seite 262 - Our portion is not large, indeed ; But then how little do we need ! For Nature's calls are few : In this the art of living lies, To want no more than may suffice, And make that little do.
Seite 265 - Because, though stationed on the important watch, Thou like a sleeping, faithless sentinel Didst let them pass unnoticed, unimproved. And know for that thou slumberest on the guard Thou shalt be made to answer at the bar For every fugitive ; and when thou thus Shalt stand impleaded...
Seite 236 - Life is a Jest, and all Things show it; I thought so once, but now I know it.
Seite 125 - Reason thus with life : If I do lose thee, I do lose a thing That none but fools would keep.
Seite 262 - We'll therefore relish, with content, Whate'er kind Providence has sent, Nor aim beyond our power ; For if our stock be very small, :Tis prudence to enjoy it all, Nor lose the present hour. To be resign'd when ills betide, Patient when favours are denied, And pleased with favours given ; Dear Chloe, this is wisdom's part ; This is that incense of the heart Whose fragrance smells to heaven.

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