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Page 85 - Where'er he turns, he meets a stranger's eye, His suppliants scorn him, and his followers fly ; Now drops at once the pride of awful state, The golden canopy, the glitt'ring plate, The regal palace, the luxurious board, The liv'ried army, and the menial lord.
Page 68 - In the worst inn's worst room, with mat half-hung, The floors of plaster, and the walls of dung, On once a flock-bed, but repair'd with straw, With tape-tied curtains, never meant to draw, The George and Garter dangling from that bed Where tawdry yellow strove with dirty red, Great Villiers lies — alas!
Page 68 - Of mimic'd statesmen and their merry king. No wit to flatter left of all his store! No fool to laugh at, which he valued more. There, victor of his health, of fortune, friends, And fame, this lord of useless thousands ends.
Page 40 - Into his freshened soul; her genial hours He full enjoys ; and not a beauty blows, And not an opening blossom breathes in vain.
Page 102 - We find our tenets just the same at last. Both fairly owning Riches, in effect, No grace of Heaven or token of th' elect; Given to the fool, the mad, the vain, the evil, To Ward, to Waters, Chartres, and the devil.
Page 206 - under the greenwood tree," where fair Rosalind had rested, and where melancholy Jaques had mused and mourned? And as I walked along, how instinct with his spirit did each spot appear! There was the oak — " Whose antique root peeps out Upon the brook that brawls along the wood.
Page 212 - ... to carry on approaches that way. On the side next the river, is a very strong curtain, with a noble gate, called the Watergate, in the middle, and the ditch is palisadoed.
Page 166 - We are apt to think, that Sir William Temple and king William were, in a manner, the introducers of gardening into England; but, by the description of lord Burleigh's gardens at Theobalds, and of those at Nonsuch, we find that the magnificent, though false taste was known here as early as the reigns of Henry VIII. and his daughter. There is scarce an unnatural and sumptuous impropriety at Versailles, which we do not find in Hentzner's...
Page 25 - Monks, and Jargon-teaching Schools, Led forth the true Philosophy, there long Held in the Magic Chain of Words and Forms, And Definitions void: he led Her forth, Daughter of Heaven! that, slow-ascending still, Investigating sure the Chain of Things, With radiant Finger points to Heaven again.
Page 110 - Ceres, holding in the one hand a wheatsheaf, and pointing with the other to loaves of bread. At the feet of Ceres is Flora, surrounded by her attendants, and holding a chaplet of flowers. Near her are the two river gods, Thame and Isis, with their urns, and in the centre, a large table decorated with flowers.