Drummond of Hawthornden: The Story of His Life and Writings

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Macmillan and Company, 1873 - 490 pàgines
 

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Pàgina 73 - 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.
Pàgina 110 - He is a great lover and praiser of himself, a contemner and scorner of others, given rather to lose a friend than a jest, jealous of every word and action of those about him, (especially after drink, which is one of the elements in which he liveth...
Pàgina 67 - And Phoebus in his chair, Ensaffroning sea and air, Makes vanish every star ; Night like a drunkard reels Beyond the hills to shun his flaming wheels ; The...
Pàgina 111 - ... given rather to lose a friend than a jest, jealous of every word and action of those about him (especially after drink, which is one of the elements in which he liveth) . A dissembler of ill parts which reign in him, a bragger of some good that he wanteth; thinketh nothing well but what either he himself, or some of his friends and countrymen, hath said or done.
Pàgina 449 - DOTH then the world go thus, doth all thus move ? Is this the justice which on Earth we find ? Is this that firm decree which all doth bind ? Are these your influences, Powers above ? Those souls which vice's moody mists most blind, Blind Fortune, blindly, most their friend doth prove ; And they who thee, poor idol Virtue ! love, Ply like a feather toss'd by storm and wind. Ah ! if a Providence doth sway this all Why should best minds groan under most distress ? Or why should pride humility make...

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