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Nor bladed Grass nor bearded Corn succeed,
Like Lightnings fatal Flash,
As when a pointed Flame of Lightning flies,
Blac. LION. See Creacion, Enjoyment, Frown, Joy, Paradise,
Retreat, Revenge, Twilight. Thus as a hungry Lion, who beholds A gamesom Goat, that frisks about the Folds; Or beamy Stag, that grazes on the Plain; He runs, he roars, he shakes his rising Mane, He grins, he opens wide his greedy Jaws; The Prey lies panting underneath his Paws : He fills his familh'd Maw, his Mouth runs o'er With unchew'd Morsels, while he churns the Gore. Dryd. Virg.
The familh'd Lion thus, with Hunger bold, O‘erleaps the Fences of the nighty Fold ; And tears the peaceful Flocks : With silent Awe Trembling they lie, and pant beneath his Paw: Dryd. Virg.
So when the gen'rous Lion has in Sighe
As when the Swains the Lybian Lion chace,
His Eye-balls flash with Fire,
Thus as a Lion, when he spies from far
With foaming Jaws he bites the Toils that hold him ;
(Amb. Stepm. While the surrounding Swains wound him at Pleasure. Rowe
LOOKS, or Mien: See Beauty, Eyes, The King arose with awful Grace,
(Pal. d Arc. Deep Thought was in his Breast, and Counsel in his Face.Dryd.
Deep on his Front engraven,
Big made he was and call ; his Port was fierce ;
The Trojan Chief appear'd in open Sight,
Eyes a sparkling Grace,
Amid the Press appears the beauteous Boy :
That gloomy Out-fide, like a rusty Chest,
Dryd. Don Seb.
Dryd. Don Seb. By his warlike Port, His fierce Demeanour, and erected Look, He's of no vulgar Note.
Dryd. Al for Love. Methinks
breathe Another Soul ; your Looks are more divine ; You speak a Hero, and you move a God. Dryd. All for Love.
Care fate on his faded Cheek; but under Brows
Milt. LOVE. See Absence, Enjoyment. Love, the most gen'rous Passion of the Mind : The softest Refuge Innocence can find. The safe Director of unguided Youth, Fraught with kind Wishes, and secur’d by Truth : The Cordial-drop Heav'n in our Cup has thrown, To make the nauseous Draught of Life go down : On which one only Blessing God might raise, In Lands of Atheists, Subsidies of Praise : For none did e'er so dull and stupid prove, But felt a God, and bless'd his Pow'r in Love.
Roch. Love rais’d his noble Thoughts to brave Achievements: For Love's the Steel chat strikes upon the Flint ; Gives Coldness Heat, exerts the hidden Flame, (Love Trium. And spreads the Sparkles round to warm the World.
Dryd. Love that does all that's Noble here below.
Dryd. Don Seb. For Love's not always of a vicious Kind, But oft to virtuous Acts inflames the Mind : Awakes the sleepy Vigour of the Soul; And, brushing o'er, adds Motion to the Pool : Love, studious how to please, improves ou: Parts With pollilh'd Manners, and adorns with Arts. Love first invented Verse, and form'd the Rhyme, The Motion measur'd, harmoniz'd the Chime;
To lib'ral Arts enlarg'd the narrow-foul'd,
Ye niggard Gods! ye make our Lives too long
; Sprinkled by Fits, and with a sparing Hand: Dryd. Ampbit.
Life without Love is Load, and Time stands ftill: What we refuse to him, to Death we give, And then, then only, when we love, we live.Cong. Mourn.Bride.
Love's an heroick Passion, wbich can find
Love is not Sin, but where 'tis sinful Love :
Dryd. Don Seb.
Cowl. The Pow'r of Love, In Earth, and Seas, and Air, and Heav'n above, Rules unresisted with an awful Nod: By daily Miracles declar'd a God; He blinds the Wife, gives Eye-light to the Blind : And moulds, and stamps anew the Lover's Mind.Dryd.Pal.& Arc,
No Law is made for Love: Law is to things whicb to free Choice relate; Love is not in our Choice, but in our Fate : Laws are but positive ; Love's Pow'r we see Is Nature's San&ion, and her first Decree. Each Day we break the Bond of human Laws For Love, and vindicate the common Cause. Laws for Defence of civil Rights are plac'd; Love throws the Fences down, and makes a gen'ral Waste. Maids, Widows, Wives, without Distinction fall: (Pal. Arco The sweeping Deluge, Love, comes on, and covers all. Dryd.
In Hell, and Earth, and Seas, and Heav'n above, Love conquers all, and we must yield to Love: Dryd. Virg.
For Love the sense of Right and Wrong confounds : Strong Love and proud Ambition have no Bounds. Dryd.
The Faults of Love by Love are justified : With unrefifted Might the Monarch reigns, Ile raises Mountains, and he levels Plains : Dryd. Sig. do Guisc.
Kings fight for Kingdoms, Madmen for Applaufe, (Pal. & Arce But Love for Love alone, that crowns the Lover's Cause. Dryde
Love gives Esteem, and then he gives Desert :
Dryd. Mar. A-la-mons;
To be belov’d by me ?
They'll smoke but seldom any more,
To strike sometimes does not disdain
Her Pow'r by this does greater shew,
As to pretend Equality,
And one would give with lesser Grief
Com. I knew 'twas Madness to declare this Truth, And yet 'twere Baseness to deny my Love. 'Tis true, my Hopes are vanishing as Clouds, Lighter than Children's Bubbles blown by Winds: My Merit's but the rafh Resulc of Chance, My Birth unequal: All the Stars against me ; Pow'r, Promife, Choice, the Living and the Dead ; Mankind my Foes, and only Love to friend me : But such a Love, kept at such awful Distance, As what it loudly dares to tell, a Rival Shall fear to whisper there. Queens may be lov'd, And so may Gods, else why are Altars rais'd ? Why shines the Sun but that he may be view'd ? Butoh! when he's too bright, if then we gaze, (Frja 'Tis but to weep, and close our Eyes in Darkness.
Love various Minds doe's variously inspire, He stirs in gentle Natures gentle Fires, Like that of Incense on the Alcars laid; But raging Flámes tempestuous Souls invade; A Fire which ev'ry windy Paffion blows, With Pride it mounts, and with Revenge it glows. Dr. Tyr. Lova.
So like the Chances are of Love and War, That they alone in this diftinguish'd arc;