Prose on Several Occasions: Accompanied with Some Pieces in Verse, Volume 3

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T. Cadel, 1787

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Page 51 - Like leaves on trees the race of man is found, Now green in youth, now withering on the ground; Another race the following spring supplies; They fall successive, and successive rise : So generations in their course decay; So flourish these, when those are pass'd away.
Page 45 - Tis not a lip, or eye, we beauty call, But the joint force and full result of all. Thus when we view some well-proportion'd dome, (The world's just wonder, and ev'n thine, O Rome!) No single parts unequally surprise, All comes united to th' admiring eyes; No monstrous height, or breadth or length appear; The whole at once is bold and regular.
Page xxx - Prima cadunt ; ita verborum vetus interit aetas, Et juvenum ritu florent modo nata vigentque. Debemur morti nos nostraque : sive receptus Terra Neptunus classes aquilonibus arcet, Regis opus...
Page 52 - Where a new world leaps out at his command, And ready Nature waits upon his hand; When the ripe colours soften and unite, And sweetly melt into just shade and light; When mellowing years their full perfection give, And each bold figure just begins to live, The treach'rous colours the fair art betray, And all the bright creation fades away!
Page xxiv - ... inceptis gravibus plerumque et magna professis purpureus, late qui splendeat, unus et alter 15 adsuitur pannus, cum lucus et ara Dianae et properantis aquae per amoenos ambitus agros aut flumen Rhenum aut pluvius describitur arcus; sed nunc non erat his locus.
Page xxxvi - Vultum verba decent, iratum plena minarum, Ludentem lasciva, severum seria dictu. Format enim natura prius nos intus ad omnem Fortunarum habitum ; juvat aut impellit ad iram Aut ad humum maerore gravi deducit et angit ; 110 Post effert animi motus interprete lingua.
Page xlii - Vos plaudite' dicat, Aetatis cujusque notandi sunt tibi mores, Mobilibusque decor naturis dandus et annis. Reddere qui voces jam scit puer et pede certo Signat humum, gestit paribus colludere, et iram Colligit ac ponit temere, et mutatur in horas.
Page 216 - The welcome visitors' approach denote; Farewell all quality of high .renown, Pride, pomp, and circumstance of glorious town! Farewell! your revels I partake no more, And Lady Teazle's occupation's o'er!
Page xxx - ego cur, adquirere pauca 55 si possum, invideor, cum lingua Catonis et Enni sermonem patrium ditaverit et nova rerum nomina protulerit? licuit semperque licebit signatum praesente nota producere nomen.
Page 52 - And bare threescore is all ev'n that can boast ; Our sons their fathers' failing language see, , And such as Chaucer is, shall Dryden be. So when the faithful pencil has...

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