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Seite 345 - chearful as the Holly Tree? Less bright than they, ' So serious should my youth appear among The thoughtless throng, So would I seem amid the young and gay More grave than they, That in my age as chearful I might be As the green winter of the Holly Tree.' We object particularly to the
Seite 180 - him to attempt an explanation of the 2oth Sonnet, in a manner which is not consistent with sound criticism : " A woman's face, with nature's own hand painted, Hast thou, the master-mistress of my passion.; A 'woman's gentle heart, but not acquainted With shifting change, as is
Seite 344 - Wherewith perchance to make a pleasant rhyme, Such as may profit in the after-time. ' So, tho' abroad perchance I might appear Harsh and austere, To those who on my leisure would intrude Reserved and rude, Gentle at home amid my friends I'd he Like the high leaves upon the Holly Tree. • And should my youth, as youth
Seite 345 - smooth temper of my age should be Like the high leaves upon the Holy Tree. Would wear away, ' And as when all the summer trees are seen So bright and green, The Holly leaves their fadeless hues display But when the bare and wintry woods we see What then so chearful as the Holly Tree? Less bright than they,
Seite 252 - shall be deemed worthy of the attention of the public, the editor is well rewarded, in the pleasing consciousness of having contributed his aid to the. advancement of those noble purposes of its pious . author, who, * Sought to assert Eternal Providence, And justify the ways of God to man!
Seite 344 - The reader shall judge: • O Reader! hast thou ever stood to see The Holly Tree? The eye that contemplates it well perceives Ordered by an intelligence so wise As might confound the Atheist's sophistries, Its glossy leaves. • Below, a circling fence, its
Seite 181 - not bear. If any explanation of the phrase be wanting, it may be found in Measure for Measure; " As those that feed, grow full; as blossoming Time That from the seedness, the bare fallow brings To teeming foyson, so her plenteous womb Expresseth his full tilth and husbandry." Thus the authority of Shakspeare himself completely overthrows Mr. C.'s conjecture concerning this Sonnet.
Seite 245 - that a dead man should come to life, because that has never been observed in any age or country." Now testimony, confirmed by every proof which can tend to establish a true matter of fact, asserts that such an event
Seite 180 - wert thou first created, Till nature, as she wrought thee, fell a-doting, And, by addition, me of thee defeated, By adding one thing, to my purpose, nothing: But, since she [nature]
Seite 16 - Lord Clarendon says of King Charles, " that he saw and observed men long before he received them about his person ;" and as other historians, less partial to this monarch agree, however much they have differed respecting his kingly virtues, that he was eminent for every quality and endowment which adorns the sphere of private

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