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Strana 134 - From harmony, from heavenly harmony This universal frame began ; When Nature underneath a heap Of jarring atoms lay, And could not heave her head, The tuneful voice was heard from high, Arise, ye more than dead. Then cold and hot and moist and dry In order to their stations leap, And Music's power obey. From harmony, from heavenly harmony, This universal frame began : From harmony to harmony Through all the compass of the notes it ran, The diapason closing full in Man.
Strana 36 - That early promise this has more than paid. So bold, yet so judiciously you dare, That your least praise is to be regular. Time, place, and action may with pains be wrought, But genius must be born, and never can be taught.
Strana 195 - Happy the man, and happy he alone, He who can call to-day his own: He who, secure within, can say, To-morrow, do thy worst, for I have lived to-day. Be fair or foul, or rain or shine, The joys I have possessed, in spite of fate, are mine. Not heaven itself upon the past has power; But what has been, has been, and I have had my hour.
Strana 152 - The bottom did the top appear'; Of deeper too and ampler floods, Which, as in mirrors, show'd the woods ; Of lofty trees, with sacred shades, And perspectives...
Strana 43 - And after all his wand'ring ways are done, His circle fills and ends where he begun, Just as the setting meets the rising sun. Thus princes ease their cares; but happier he Who seeks not pleasure thro' necessity, Than such as once on slipp'ry thrones were plac'd; And chasing, sigh to think themselves are chas'd.
Strana 153 - Were all observ'd, as well as heav'nly face. With such a peerless majesty she stands, As in that day she took the crown from sacred hands ; "Before a train of heroines was seen, In beauty foremost, as in rank the queen.
Strana 148 - Made in the last promotion of the blest ; Whose palms, new plucked from Paradise, In spreading branches more sublimely rise, Rich with immortal green above the rest...
Strana 136 - But oh ! what art can teach, What human voice can reach The sacred organ's praise ? Notes inspiring holy love, Notes that wing their heavenly ways To mend the choirs above.
Strana 35 - The father had descended for the son, For only you are lineal to the throne. Thus when the state one Edward did depose, A greater Edward in his room arose. But now, not I, but poetry is curs'd, For Tom the Second reigns like Tom the First. But let 'em not mistake my patron's part, Nor call his charity their own desert. Yet this I prophesy: thou shalt be seen (Tho...