Circle of the seasons, and perpetual key to the calendar and almanack [by T.I.M. Forster.].

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Strana 18 - of Music, If Music be the food of love, play on. Give me excess of it; that, surfeiting, The appetite may sicken, and so die. That strain again; it had a dying fall: Oh! it came o'er my ear like the sweet South, That breathes upon a bank of Violets, Stealing, and giving odour!
Strana 27 - Violets dim, But sweeter than the lids of Juno's eyes, Or Cytherea's breath. " As Violets are perceived by their fragrant smell before they are seen, so are those who have a fair reputation shedding around them the sweet odour of virtue while they themselves are concealed."— Florilegium,
Strana 171 - Of Hounds and Echo in conjunction. I was with Hercules and Cadmus once, When in a wood of Crete they bayed the bear With hounds of Sparta: never did I hear Such gallant chiding; for, besides the groves. The skies, the fountains, every region near Seemed all one mutual cry : I never heard So musical a discord, such
Strana 97 - name :— I sat me down to watch upon a bank With ivy canopied, and interwove, And flaunting Honeysuckle. And by the name of Woodbine in his Paradise Lost:— Let us Divide our labours, thou where choice Leads thee, or where most needs, whether to wind The Woodbine round this arbour, or direct The clasping ivy where to climb.
Strana 97 - Thus talking, hand in hand alone they pass'd On to their blissful bower: it was a place Chosen by the sovereign Planter, when he framed All things to man's delightful use ; the roof Of thickest covert was inwoven shade, Laurel and Myrtle, and what higher grew Acanthus, and each odorous bushy shrub,
Strana 193 - Log to the firing ; While my good dame she Bids ye all be free, And drink to your heart's desiring. With the last year's brand Light the new block, and For good successe in his spending, On your psalteries play, That sweet luck may Come while the Log is a teending.
Strana 47 - favours, I must go seek some dewdrops here. And hang a pearl in every Cowslip's ear. Milton contrasts The yellow Cowslip with the pale Primrose. He also says, when scattering flowers on the urn of Lycidas, Bring Cowslips
Strana 173 - Grovel on earth in indistinct decay.— And thou didst shine, thou rolling Moon, upon All this, and cast a wide and tender light. Which softened down the hoar austerity Of rugged desolation, and fill'd up, As 'twere anew, the gaps of centuries; * Leaving that beautiful which
Strana 18 - Oh! it came o'er my ear like the sweet South, That breathes upon a bank of Violets, Stealing, and giving odour! There are several kinds of Violets, but the fragrant, both blue and white, is the earliest, thence called the March Violet. To these flowers Shakspeare adds the Daffodil: Which comes before the Swallow dares, and takes The winds of March with beauty.

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