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Pagina 470 - Upon the top of all his lofty crest A bunch of hairs discolour'd diversely, With sprinkled pearl, and gold full richly dress'd, Did shake, and seem'd to dance for jollity, Like to an almond tree ymounted high On top of green Selinis all alone, With blossoms brave bedecked daintily ; ' Whose tender locks do tremble every one • At every little breath that under heaven is blown.
Pagina 59 - I will have invented ; and thyself That art the messenger shall ride before him, On a horse cut out of an entire diamond, That shall be made to go with golden wheels, I know not how yet.
Pagina 43 - What man that sees the ever-whirling wheel Of change, the which all mortal things doth sway, But that thereby dolh find and plainly feel How mutability in them doth play Her cruel sports, to many men's decay...
Pagina 481 - O'er which were shadowy cast elysian gleams, That played, in waving lights, from place to place ; And shed a roseate smile on nature's face. Not Titian's pencil e'er could so array, So fleece with clouds the pure ethereal space ; Ne could it e'er such melting forms display, As loose on flowery beds all languishingly lay.
Pagina 479 - All imperceptible to human touch, His wings display celestial essence light ; The clear effulgence of the blaze is such, The brilliant plumage shines so heavenly bright. That mortal eyes turn dazzled from the sight ; A youth he seems in manhood's freshest years. Round his fair neck, as clinging with delight, Each golden curl resplendently appears, Or shades his darker brow, which grace majestic wears ; Or o'er his guileless front his ringlets bright Their rays of sunny lustre seem to throw, That...
Pagina 60 - They, too, in darkness entered on their way, But, far before the Car, A glow, as of a fiery furnace light, Fill'd all before them. 'Twas a light which made Darkness itself appear A thing of comfort, and the sight, dismay 'd, Shrunk inward from the molten atmosphere.
Pagina 47 - From fire and from flood, From the serpent's tooth, And the beasts of blood : From Sickness I charm thee, And Time shall not harm thee, But Earth which is mine, Its fruits shall deny thee ; And Water shall hear me, And know thee and fly thee ; And the Winds shall not touch thee When they pass by thee, And the Dews shall not wet thee, When they fall nigh thee : And...
Pagina 434 - We shall exult, if they who rule the land Be men who hold its many blessings dear, "Wise, upright, valiant; not a servile band, Who are to judge of danger which they fear, And honour which they do not understand.
Pagina 44 - Knew to love, but not to praise. Being born as free as these, I will sing as I shall please, Who as well new paths may run, As the best before have done.
Pagina 477 - ... on either side In splendid vista opening to her sight; And all with precious gems so beautified, And furnished with such exquisite delight, That scarce the beams of heaven emit such lustre bright. The amethyst was there of violet hue, And there the topaz shed its golden ray, The chrysoberyl, and the sapphire blue As the clear azure of a sunny day, Or the mild eyes where amorous glances play; The...