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The Works of the Author of The Night-thoughts: In Three Volumes, Volume 2
Volledige weergave - 1802
The Works of the Author of the Night-thoughts: In Three Volumes, Volume 1
Volledige weergave - 1792
ALONZO angels ANTIGONUS arms bear bliss blood brother Carlos cause crime dare dark dead death DEMETRIUS divine dost dreadful dust DYMAS earth empire Enter ERIXENE eternal ev'ry fair fall fate father fear feel fire flame fool give glory gods grave groan guilt hand happiness hear heart heav'n hope hour human immortal ISABELLA kind KING leave LEONORA less light live look lord LORENZO lost mean mind mortal nature never night o'er once pain passion peace PERICLES PERSEUS praise pride rage reason rise Rome scene sigh sight skies smile sons soon soul speak strike strong sure tears tell thee theme thine thou thought thro throne tremble true truth turn vengeance virtue wing wisdom wise wish wounds wretched ZANGA
Pagina 214 - tis madness to defer; Next day the fatal precedent will plead ; Thus on, till wisdom is push'd out of life Procrastination is the thief of time ; Year after year it steals, till all are fled, And to the mercies of a moment leaves The vast concerns of an eternal scene.
Pagina 203 - How much is to be done ! My hopes and fears Start up alarmed, and o'er life's narrow verge Look down — on what ? A fathomless abyss, A dread eternity, how surely mine ! And can eternity belong to me, Poor pensioner on the bounties of an hour ? How poor, how rich, how abject, how august, How complicate, how wonderful is man...
Pagina 215 - Tis not in folly not to scorn a fool, And scarce in human wisdom to do more. All promise is poor dilatory man, And that through every stage. When young, indeed...
Pagina 206 - And is it in the flight of threescore years To push eternity from human thought, And smother souls immortal in the dust? A soul immortal, spending all her fires, Wasting her strength in strenuous idleness, Thrown into tumult, raptured, or alarm'd At aught this scene can threaten or indulge, Resembles ocean into tempest wrought, To waft a feather, or to drown a fly.
Pagina 202 - Night, sable goddess ! from her ebon throne, In rayless majesty, now stretches forth Her leaden sceptre o'er a slumbering world.
Pagina 350 - Horrid with frost, and turbulent with storm, Blows autumn, and his golden fruits, away: Then melts into the spring : soft spring, with breath Favonian, from warm chambers of the south, Recalls the first. All, to re-flourish, fades ; As in a wheel, all sinks, to re-ascend. Emblems of man, who passes, not expires. With this minute distinction, emblems just, Nature revolves, but man advances ; both Eternal ; that a circle, this a line. That gravitates, this soars. Th' aspiring soul, Ardent, and tremulous,...
Pagina 255 - Smitten friends Are angels sent on errands full of love ; For us they languish, and for us they die...
Pagina 347 - Who lives to nature, rarely can be poor ; Who lives to fancy, never can be rich. Poor is the man in debt ; the man of gold, In debt to fortune, trembles at her power.