The Poetical Works of James Thomson, Band 1

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Little, Brown,., 1854
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Seite cxxv - Father of light and life, Thou Good Supreme ! O teach me what is good ; teach me Thyself ! Save me from folly, vanity, and vice, From every low pursuit ; and feed my soul With knowledge, conscious peace, and virtue pure, Sacred, substantial, never-fading bliss...
Seite clv - Sisters now attend, Now waft me from the green hill's side, Whose cold turf hides the buried friend...
Seite cliv - Then maids and youths shall linger here, And while its sounds at distance swell, Shall sadly seem, in pity's ear, To hear the woodland pilgrim's knell.
Seite cxlviii - It was this devotion to the works of Nature that, in his Qeorgics, inspired the rural Virgil to write so inimitably ; and who can forbear joining with him in this declaration of his, which has been the rapture of ages...
Seite cliv - mid the varied landscape weep. * But thou, who own'st that earthy bed, Ah ! what will every dirge avail ; Or tears, which love and pity shed, That mourn beneath the gliding sail...
Seite 183 - Gladiator : * pitiless his look, And each keen sinew braced, the storm of war, Ruffling, o'er all his nervous body frowns. The dying...
Seite cxxi - For his chaste muse employed her heaven-taught lyre None but the noblest passions to inspire ; Not one immoral, one corrupted thought, One line which, dying, he could wish to blot.
Seite 187 - In elegant design, Improving nature: in ideas fair, Or great, extracted from the fine antique; In attitude, expression, airs divine; Her sons of Rome and Florence bore the prize. To those of Venice she the magic art Of colours melting into colours gave. Theirs too it was by one embracing mass Of light and shade, that settles round the whole...
Seite vi - Upon his fete, and in his hand a staf. This noble ensample to his shepe he yaf, That first he wrought, and afterward he taught.
Seite cxxv - The Earl of Buchan, unwilling that so good a man and sweet a poet should be without a memorial, has denoted the place of his interment, for the satisfaction of his admirers, in the year of our Lord, 1792.

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