Watson's Choice Collection of Comic and Serious Scots Poems: The Three Parts, 1706, 1709, 1711, in One Volume, Partes1-3

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Maurice Ogle & Company, 1869 - 383 páginas
 

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Página 107 - Alexander I will reign, And I will reign alone ; My thoughts did evermore disdain A rival on my throne. He either fears his fate too much, Or his deserts are small, Who dares not put it to the touch, To gain or lose it all.
Página 42 - Not constancy, to love thee still! Yea, it had been a sin to go And prostitute affection so ; Since we are taught, No prayers to say To such as must to others pray. Yet do thou glory in thy choice! Thy choice, of his good fortune boast!
Página 42 - He that can love unloved again, Hath better store of love than brain; God send me love my debts to pay While unthrifts fool their love away! Nothing could have my love o'erthrown If thou hadst still continued mine; Yea, if thou hadst remained thy own, I might perchance have yet been thine.
Página 107 - But purest monarchy. For if confusion have a part, Which virtuous souls abhor, And hold a synod in thy heart, I'll never love thee more.
Página 71 - SHOULD old acquaintance be forgot, And never thought upon, The flames of love extinguished, And freely past and gone ? Is thy kind heart now grown so cold In that loving breast of thine, That thou canst never once reflect On...
Página 79 - And when thou wak'st thou'lt sweetly smile: But smile not as thy father did, To cozen maids: nay, God forbid! But yet I fear thou wilt go near Thy father's heart and face to bear— Balow, la-low!
Página 114 - Betrayed if he reveal. Then break, afflicted heart ! And live not in these days, When all prove merchants of their faith, — None trusts what other says. For when the sun doth shine, Then shadows do appear ; But when the sun doth hide his face They with the sun retire. Some friends as shadows are, And fortune as the sun ; They never proffer any help, Till fortune hath begun ; 1 Reprinted from Watson's " Scots' Poems," 1706-11, by Park, Walpole's
Página 144 - Fain would I be resolved How things are done; And where the bull was calved Of bloody Phalaris, And where the tailor is That works to the man i...
Página 146 - For thou hast betrayed me, And bewrayed me; It is too much for thee. Stay, stay at home with me ; leave off thy lofty soaring ; Stay thou at home with me, and on thy books be poring ; For he that goes abroad lays little up in storing : Thou'rt welcome home, my fancy, welcome home to me.
Página 142 - And affright us While we travel here below. Fain would I know what makes the roaring thunder, And what these lightnings be that rend the clouds asunder, And what these comets are on which we gaze and wonder.

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