The Poetical Works of Thomas Parnell

W. Pickering, 1833 - 185 pages
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Page 71 - Sees by degrees a purer blush arise, And keener lightnings quicken in her eyes. The busy sylphs surround their darling care, These set the head, and those divide the hair, Some fold the sleeve, whilst others plait the gown ; And Betty's prais'd for labours not her own. CANTO II. NOT with more glories, in th...
Page 98 - No real happiness is found In trailing purple o'er the ground ; Or in a soul exalted high, To range the circuit of the sky, Converse with stars above, and know All nature in its forms below ; The rest it seeks, in seeking dies, And doubts at last, for knowledge, rise. Lovely, lasting peace, appear ! This world itself, if thou art here, Is once again with Eden blest, And man contains it in his breast.
Page 94 - As men who long in prison dwell, With lamps that glimmer round the cell. Whene'er their suffering years are run, Spring forth to greet the glittering sun ; Such joy, though far transcending sense, Have pious souls at parting hence. On earth, and in the body...
Page 69 - And decks the goddess with the glittering spoil. This casket India's glowing gems unlocks, And all Arabia breathes from yonder box. The tortoise here and elephant unite...
Page 54 - ... longer affected by it. When I read an epigram of Martial, the first line recalls the whole, and I have no pleasure in repeating to myself what I know already. But each line, each word in Catullus, has its merit; and I am never tired with the perusal of him. It is sufficient to run over Cowley once; but Parnell, after the fiftieth reading, is as fresh as at the first.
Page 15 - I want you, and that however your business may depend upon any other, my business depends entirely upon you, and yet still I hope you will find your man, even though I lose you the mean while. At this time the more I love you, the more I can spare you ; which alone will, I dare say, be a reason to you, to let me have you back the sooner.
Page 95 - Whither, O whither art thou fled, To lay thy meek contented head ? What happy region dost thou please To make the seat of calms and ease ? " Ambition searches all its sphere Of pomp and state to meet thee there.
Page 53 - ... unlike prose the more they resemble poetry; they have adopted a language of their own, and call upon mankind for admiration. All those who do not understand them are silent, and those who make out their meaning are willing to praise, to show they understand.
Page 26 - The dauncing past, the board was laid, And siker such a feast was made, As heart and lip desire, Withouten hands the dishes fly, The glasses with a wish come nigh, And with a wish retire. But, now to please the...
Page 58 - Lymnocharis, who view'd with ire A victor triumph, and a friend expire. With heaving arms a rocky fragment caught, And fiercely flung where Troglodytes fought (A warrior vers'd in arts, of sure retreat...

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