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Página 183 - Yes! let the rich deride, the proud disdain These simple blessings of the lowly train; To me more dear, congenial to my heart, One native charm, than all the gloss of art.
Página 249 - And when the sun begins to fling His flaring beams, me, Goddess, bring To arched walks of twilight groves, And shadows brown that Sylvan loves Of pine, or monumental oak, Where the rude axe with heaved stroke Was never heard the Nymphs to daunt, Or fright them from their hallowed haunt.
Página 262 - A dungeon horrible on all fides round As one great furnace flam'd, yet from thofe flames No light, but rather darknefs vifible Serv'd only to difcover fights of woe, Regions of forrow, doleful fhades,. where peace And reft can never dwell...
Página 17 - Saint, the fingular object of which induces me to mention it. It was held at the apartments of the Comtefle de Choifeul, and attended by moft of the fafhionable people.
Página 219 - He appears rather inditing to an amanuen(is, than holding converfation with a ftranger. But though he talks too oracularly, — he is at his table cheerful, frank, and convivial. His hofpitalities are however not...
Página 17 - Choifeul, and attended by moft of the fafhionable people. Agreeably to the law of the aflembly, the gains of the evening were to be difpofed of, at the difcretion of the lady of the houfe, in purpofes of charity. This is a cuftom of ancient eftablifhment. An aflembly of this nature, where pleafure and religion are combined, muft give birth to many fingular impreflions.
Página 116 - Lift the tall rampire's artificial pride. Onward methinks, and diligently flow, The firm connected bulwark feems to grow ; Spreads its long arms amidft the watery roar, Scoops out an empire, and ufurps the fhore.
Página 172 - Strafburgh was want of money. Nothing is to be found in circulation but paper and copper. " Tout iroit bien," laid an old man,
Página 17 - Every means are employed to excite fuperftitious horror, and recal to the mind the memory of that darknefs which enveloped the face of the earth. All that breathes the air of diflipation muft be entirely banifhed, and amufement fo qualified by motive, and fo chaftifed by aufterity, as» to receive the ferious caft of religious exercife.
Página 84 - ... caricatures. Imagine, says he, a short figure, with more breadth than goes to the proportion of elegance, and with very little alteration in the width downward to the waist, the petticoats descending only half way below the knee. Imagine further, a round small face covered with a hat of three feet in diameter, perfectly circular, and applied to the head in a part contiguous to the circumference. Then conceive a number of these figures in motion...