Marchmont: A Novel, Volume 2

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S. Low, 1796

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Page 159 - Stone walls do not a prison make, Nor iron bars a cage ; Minds innocent and quiet take That for a hermitage : If I have freedom in my love, And in my soul am free, — Angels alone that soar above Enjoy such liberty.
Page 159 - And fetter'd with her eye, The birds, that wanton in the air, Know no such liberty. When flowing cups run swiftly round, With no allaying Thames, Our careless heads with roses crown'd Our hearts with loyal flames...
Page 47 - And loathly mouth, unmeet a mouth to be, That nought but gall and venom comprehended, And wicked words that God and man offended : Her lying tongue was in two parts divided, And both the parts did speak, and both contended ; And as her tongue so was her heart discided," That never thought one thing, but doubly still was guided.
Page 158 - Love with unconfined wings Hovers within my gates, And my divine Althea brings To whifper at my grates ; When I lye tangled in her haire, 5 And fetter'd ' with' her eye, The ' birds' .that wanton in the aire .Know no fuch liberty.
Page 78 - Great enemy to it, and to all the rest That in the Garden of Adonis springs, Is wicked Time ; who with his scythe addrest Does mow the flowering herbs and goodly things And all their glory to the ground down flings Where they do wither and are foully marred : He flies about and with his flaggy wings Beats down both leaves and buds without regard, Ne ever pity may relent his malice hard...
Page 213 - I verily believe the very beft poems will not pay for the printing. If you have no turn for politics, which indeed is a line now...
Page 32 - ... argument, that the Director of the world would never violate a known law of nature to anfwer no poffible end.
Page 150 - With that timid deference to the opinion of the world, which is an amiable feature in the charaQer of a young woman...
Page 51 - ... unguarded, that a considerable part of his own and his . wife's fortune was hardly fufficient to fave him from the conferences of his open adherence to the " gooctold camfev
Page 23 - ... young women would have been intolerable, but every day learned to rejoice at the...

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