The Works of John Moore

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Page 528 - To gild refined gold, to paint the lily, To throw a perfume on the violet, To smooth the ice, or add another hue Unto the rainbow, or with taper-light To seek the beauteous eye of heaven to garnish, Is wasteful, and ridiculous excess.
Page 481 - ... witch shall here be seen, No goblins lead their nightly crew; The female fays shall haunt the green, And dress thy grave with pearly dew ! The red-breast oft at evening hours Shall kindly lend his little aid, With hoary moss, and gather'd flowers, To deck the ground where thou art laid.
Page 7 - Even such a man, so faint, so spiritless, So dull, so dead in look, so woe-begone, Drew Priam's curtain in the dead of night...
Page 553 - And speaking thick, which nature made his blemish, Became the accents of the valiant; For those that could speak low and tardily Would turn their own perfection to abuse, To seem like him. So that in speech, in gait, In diet, in affections of delight, In military rules, humours of blood, He was the mark and glass, copy and book, That fashioned others.
Page 534 - This guest of summer, The temple-haunting. martlet, does approve, By his lov'd mansionry, that the heaven's breath Smells wooingly here : no jutty, frieze, Buttress, nor coigne of vantage, but this bird Hath made his pendent bed, and procreant cradle : Where they most breed and haunt, I have observ'd, The air is delicate.
Page 216 - There was nothing that could mislead the judgment in the outward appearance of Collot d'Herbois — all his deceit lay in his heart. His countenance was frightful. Children shut their eyes, and screamed at the sight of this man. His head sustained a frightful exuberance of bushy hair, black as tar, and stiff as the bristles of a hog ; his complexion was cadaverous ; his features haggard ; his eyes sanguine ; he looked very much like a villain and murderer ; and he was a much greater villain and murderer...
Page 119 - They expected to repel the assailants on the present occasion, by throwing grenades from the parapet nearest the breach, as well as by the fire of the garrison. The officer who was to conduct the assault posted his troops, at midnight, among the...
Page 472 - I am extremely sorry for your unfortunate situation; and though, being well acquainted with your punctuality, I might rely on your word of honour, yet, as it is not in my power to comply with your request, to trouble you with a visit is unnecessary. "I am, dear sir, Your most humble servant, Deanport. "PS I wonder you do not apply to your friend miss Moyston, of whom you have given so flattering a description in your letter from Wales.
Page 66 - The officer, who was a well bred man, took up one of the potatoes and affected to feed, as if he had found a great dainty ; but it was very plain, that he ate more from good manners than good appetite. Presently he broke out into a hearty laugh. Marion looked surprised.
Page 278 - A fixed figure for the time of scorn To point his slow unmoving finger at...

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