Poems on various subjects, Volumen2

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Página 6 - As when, amidst the rites divine, I took thy troth, and plighted mine, To thee, sweet girl, my second ring A token and a pledge I bring : With this I wed, till death us part, Thy riper virtues to my heart ; Those virtues which, before untried, The wife has added to the bride : Those virtues, whose progressive claim, Endearing wedlock's very name, My soul enjoys, my song approves, For conscience
Página 115 - NO plate had John and Joan to hoard, Plain folk, in humble plight ; One only tankard crown'd their board, And that was fill'd each night. Along whose inner bottom sketch'd, In pride of chubby grace, Some rude engraver's hand had etch'd A baby angel's face. John...
Página 4 - I'd as soon Believe this knife will chip the moon), Accept my present, undeterr'd, And leave their proverbs to the herd. • If in a kiss — delicious treat ! — Your lips acknowledge the receipt, Love, fond of such substantial fare, And proud to play the glutton there, All thoughts of cutting will disdain, Save only —
Página 6 - With ardour as intense, as pure, As when, amidst the rites divine, I took thy troth and plighted mine), To thee, sweet girl, my second ring A token and a pledge I bring : With this I wed, till death us part, Thy riper virtues to my heart ; Those virtues, which before untried, The wife has added to the bride...
Página 3 - cuts love,' they say ! Mere modish love, perhaps it may ; For any tool of any kind, Can separate — what was never join'd.
Página 5 - If she, by merit since disclosed, Prove twice the woman I supposed, I plead that double merit now, To justify a double vow. Here then to-day, with faith as sure...
Página 158 - A barber in a borough town, it seems, Had voted for Sir John against Sir James; Sir James in angry mood, took Suds aside, " Don't you remember shaving me...
Página 38 - ve feen Her charm at forty more, Than half her fex, at twenty-four: — Seen her, with equal power and eafe, Draw right to rule, from will to pleafe ; Seen her fo frankly give, and fpare At once, with fo...
Página 98 - For one loft friend A tear will trickle, and a figh afcend. Never did friend love more parental prove ; Never did father bear more friendly love ; Largely benevolent ; minutely j\ift ; . Above difguife, becaufe above diftruft.
Página 116 - Another card he play'd ; And where the ANGEL flood fo plain, He got a DEVIL portray'd.

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