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Verses Found In A Summerhouse At Hales-Owen

When Dryden’s fool, ‘unknowing what he sought,’ His hours in whistling spent, ‘for want of thought,’ This guiltless oaf his vacancy of sense Supplied, and amply too, by innocence Did modern swains, possess’d of Cymon’s powers, In Cymon’s manner waste ...

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When I Dream That You Love Me

When I dream that you love me, you’ll surely forgive; Extend not your anger to sleep; For in visions alone your affection can live,– I rise, and it leaves me to weep. Then, Morpheus! envelope my faculties fast, Shed o’er ...

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To Emma

Since now the hour is come at last, When you must quit your anxious lover; Since now our dream of bliss is past, One pang, my girl, and all is over. Alas! that pang will be severe, Which bids us ...

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A Fragment

Unhappy Dives! in an evil hour ‘Gainst Nature’s voice seduced to deeds accurst! Once Fortune’s minion, now thou feel’st her power; Wrath’s vial on thy lofty head bath burst. In Wit, in Genius, as in Wealth the first, How wondrous ...

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Epigram

The world is a bundle of hay, Mankind are the asses who pull; Each tugs it a different way, And the greatest of all is John Bull.

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Horace

The man of firm and noble soul No factious clamours can control; No threat’ning tyrant’s darkling brow Can swerve him from his just intent: Gales the warring waves which plough, By Auster on the billows spent, To curb the Adriatic ...

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To Thyrza

And thou art dead, as young and fair As aught of mortal birth; And form so soft, and charms so rare, Too soon return’d to Earth! Though Earth received them in her bed And o’er the spot the crowd may ...

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