WOLFERT'S ROOST AND OTHER PAPERS

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Seite 56 - How charming is divine Philosophy! Not harsh and crabbed, as dull fools suppose, But musical as is Apollo's lute, And a perpetual feast of nectar'd sweets, Where no crude surfeit reigns.
Seite 333 - And terror on my aching sight : the tombs And monumental caves of death look cold, And shoot a dullness to my trembling heart. Give me thy hand and let me hear thy voice ; Nay — quickly speak to me, and let me hear Thy voice — my own affrights me with its echoes.
Seite 113 - I' the commonwealth I would by contraries Execute all things: For no kind of traffic Would I admit; no name of magistrate; Letters should not be known ; riches, poverty, And use of service, none; contract, succession, Bourn, bound of land, tilth, vineyard, none; No use of metal, corn, or wine, or oil; No occupation; all men idle, all, And women too, but innocent and pure : No sovereignty— Seb.
Seite 341 - Knowledge before — a discovery that there are more things in heaven and earth than are dreamed of in our philosophy.
Seite 34 - But in this genial interval, nature is in all her freshness and fragrance: "the rains are over and gone, the flowers appear upon the earth, the time of the singing of birds is come, and the voice of the turtle is heard in the land.
Seite 106 - For the kind spring which but salutes us here, Inhabits there and courts them all the year ; Ripe fruits and blossoms on the same trees live, At once they promise what at once they give ; So sweet the air, so moderate the clime, None sickly lives or dies before his time ; Heaven sure has kept this spot of earth uncurst To show how all things were created first.
Seite 35 - I might have addressed him in the words of Logan to the cuckoo : Sweet bird ! thy bower is ever green, Thy sky is ever clear Thou hast no sorrow in thy note, No winter in thy year. Oh 1 could I fly, I'd fly with thee ; "We'd make, on joyful wing, Our annual visit round the globe, . Companions of the spring...
Seite 341 - Break, Phantsie, from thy cave of cloud, And wave thy purple wings, Now all thy figures are allowed, And various shapes of things. Create of airy forms a stream ; It must have blood and...
Seite 36 - The riceswamps of the South invite him. He gorges himself among them almost to bursting ; he can scarcely fly for corpulency. He has once more changed his name, and is now the famous Rice-bird of the Carolinas. Last stage of his career : behold him spitted, with dozens of his corpulent companions, and served up, a vaunted dish, on the table of some Southern gastronome.
Seite 101 - Since once I sat upon a promontory, And heard a mermaid, on a dolphin's back, Uttering such dulcet and harmonious breath, That the rude sea grew civil at her song ; And certain stars shot madly from their spheres, To hear the sea-maid's music.

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