The New Foundling Hospital for Wit: Being a Collection of Fugitive Pieces, in Prose and Verse, Not in Any Other Collection. With Several Pieces Never Before Published, 5권

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John Almon
J. Debrett, opposite Burlington House, in Piccadilly, 1786
 

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50 페이지 - THE BODY of BENJAMIN FRANKLIN, Printer, (like the cover of an old book, its contents torn out, and stript of its lettering and gilding) lies here food for worms ; yet the work itself shall not be lost, for it will (as he believed) appear once more in a new and more beautiful edition, corrected and amended by THE AUTHOR.
33 페이지 - With ardour as intense, as pure, As when, amidst the rites divine, I took thy troth and plighted mine), To thee, sweet girl, my second ring A token and a pledge I bring : With this I wed, till death us part, Thy riper virtues to my heart ; Those virtues, which before untried, The wife has added to the bride...
55 페이지 - With kind and generous truth thy bosom warm, And thy fair mind, like thy fair person, charm. To virtue thus and to thyself restored, By all admired, by one alone adored, Be to thy Harry ever kind and true, And live for him who more than dies for you.
91 페이지 - To' arrive at full perfection must despair. Alter, blot out, and write all o'er again, Alas ! some venial sins will yet remain. Indulgence is to human frailty due ; Ev'n Pope has faults, and...
91 페이지 - Addison a few; But those, like mists that cloud the morning ray, Are lost, and vanish in the blaze of day. Though...
32 페이지 - I'd as soon Believe this knife will chip the moon), Accept my present, undeterr'd, And leave their proverbs to the herd. • If in a kiss — delicious treat ! — Your lips acknowledge the receipt, Love, fond of such substantial fare, And proud to play the glutton there, All thoughts of cutting will disdain, Save only —
279 페이지 - Th' indignant pride that in my bofom fwell'd $ I fu'd — the weak attempt I blufh to own— I fu'd for mercy, proftrate at the throne. O ! blot the foible out, my noble friend, With human firmnefs human feelings blend ! When Love's endearments fofteft moments feize, And Love's dear pledges hang upon the knees, When Nature's ftrongeft...
7 페이지 - And rather than do such a naughty affair, She became a fine laurel to deck the God's hair. The nymph was, no doubt, of a cold constitution; For sure to turn tree was an odd resolution!
92 페이지 - And emulate their flights with bolder wing, From their own frailties learn the humbler part, Mildly to judge in gentleness...
132 페이지 - By hay-yard back'd, and fide-long cow-houfe edg'd ; Oft have I there my thirft and toil allay'd, Approach'd as now, and dar'd the dog that bay'd ; The fmiling matron joys to fee her guefts, Sweeps the broad hearth, and hears our free requefts...

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