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admire ambition beauty beſt bleſſings calls charms court crime dares dead dear divine eternal eyes face fair fame fate female firſt folly fools forms fortune foul friends Genius give glory grace half hand head hear heart honour joys juſt kind Lady laſt leſs lies look Lord LOVE of FAME lovers mankind mind moſt muſe muſt nature ne'er never night nymphs o'er pain paſſion pleaſe polite poor praiſe pride proud publick purſue reaſon reigns renown rich riſe Satire ſay ſee ſeen ſenſe ſet ſhall ſhe ſhine ſhould ſmile ſome ſoul ſtill ſuch ſure ſweet taſte thee theme theſe things thoſe thou thought thro TIRE town triumphs true turn verſe Vice virtue wealth wears whoſe wife wiſdom wiſe worth write wrong
Page 39 - I'm nearer death in this verse than the last : What then is to be done ? be wise with speed : A fool at forty is a fool indeed. And what so foolish as the chase of fame ? How vain the prize ? how impotent our aim ? For what are men who grasp at praise sublime, But bubbles on the rapid stream of time, That rise, and fall, that swell, and are no more, Born and forgot, ten thousand in an hour ? LOVE OF FAME, Va SATIRE III.
Page 105 - Who would not think that Abra was a maid ?" Some ladies are too beauteous to be wed ; For where's the man that's worthy of their bed ? If no disease reduce her pride before, Lavinia will be ravish'd at threescore.
Page 133 - One to destroy, is murder by the law ; And gibbets keep the lifted hand in awe : To murder thousands, takes a specious name, " War's glorious art,
Page 79 - Man's rich with little, were his judgment true; Nature is frugal, and her wants are few; Those few wants answer'd, bring sincere delights, But fools create themselves new appetites.
Page 139 - O blest ambition ! which can ne'er be vain. From one fam'd Alpine hill, which props the...
Page 21 - The man who builds, and wants wherewith to pay, Provides a home from which to run away.
Page 103 - tis to speak ; Through dreadful silence the pent heart might break ; Untaught to bear it, women talk away To God himself, and fondly think they pray. But sweet their accent, and their air...
Page 26 - And fewer shocks a statesman gives his friend. Is there a man of an eternal vein, "Who lulls the town in winter with his strain, At Bath, in summer, chants the reigning...