The History of Scotish Poetry

Edmonston and Douglas, 1861 - 619 Seiten

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Seite 352 - So on he fares, and to the border comes Of Eden, where delicious Paradise, Now nearer crowns with her enclosure green, As with a rural mound, the champain head Of a steep wilderness, whose hairy sides With thicket overgrown, grotesque and wild, Access denied...
Seite 547 - Right so the pleasures of my life being dead, Or in their contraries but only seen, With swifter speed declines than erst it spread, And (blasted) scarce now shows what it hath been.
Seite 151 - Foes to all living worth except your own, And advocates for folly dead and gone. Authors, like coins, grow dear as they grow old; It is the Rust we value, not the Gold.
Seite 352 - Insuperable height of loftiest shade, Cedar, and pine, and fir, and branching palm, A sylvan scene; and as the ranks ascend Shade above shade, a woody theatre Of stateliest view.
Seite 216 - I mend the fyre and beikit me about, Than tuik ane drink, my spreitis to comfort, And armit me weill fra the cauld thairout. To cut the winter nicht and mak it schort I tuik ane quair - and left all uther sport Writtin be worthie Chaucer glorious Of fair Creisseid and worthie Troylus.
Seite 352 - Which to our general sire gave prospect large Into his nether empire neighbouring round. And higher than that wall a circling row Of goodliest trees, loaden with fairest fruit, Blossoms and fruits at once of golden hue...
Seite 106 - A! fredome is a noble thing! Fredome mayss man to haiff liking ; Fredome all solace to man giffis : He levys at ess that frely levys...
Seite 512 - GOD gives not kings the stile of Gods in vaine, For on his throne his scepter do they swey : And as their subjects ought them to obey, So kings should feare and serve their God againe. If then ye would enjoy a happie...
Seite 79 - Alysandyr cure kyng wes dede, That Scotland led in luwe and le, Away wes sons of ale and brede, Of wyne and wax, of gamyn and gle : Oure gold wes changyd in-to lede. Cryst, borne in-to virgynyte, Succour Scotland and remede, That stad is in perplexyte '. Alexander died an accidental death in the year 1285.
Seite 549 - While from the bounded level of our mind Short views we take, nor see the lengths behind; But, more advanced, behold, with strange surprise, New distant scenes of endless science rise.

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