The Works of Solomon Gessner: Translated from the German. With Notes, Critical and Explanatory, to which is Prefixed, a Copious Memoir of the Life of the Author, 第 1 巻
James Cundee, 1805
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Abel Adam Adam and Eve affliction Almighty altar amid Amyntas Anamelech angel anguish Aristus arms art thou ascend beams beauty beheld beloved birds blessed bosom bower brother brow Cain charms cheeks Conrad Gessner corpse cottage Cupid curse Daphnis daugh death delight dost thou dream dust dwell earth embrace eternal exclaimed eyes faithless father flock flowers fruits gazed Gessner gloomy Gods grief grove hand happy heart heaven hill horror Hymen kiss limpid stream lips lisping listened Lord maiden Mehala melancholy Melida mercy misery morning mother muse nature never night nymph Palemon passion Philetas Phillis pleasure poet praise prayer racter rapture reclined repose sacred sang seated Semira shade shepherd shore sighed silent sinner slumbers smile soft Solomon Gessner song sorrow soul stream swains sweet tears tender Theocritus Thirza thou art thou hast tion trees trembling virtue virtuous wandered waves weep wept wretched youth
200 ページ - Would through the airy region stream so bright That birds would sing and think it were not night. See how she leans her cheek upon her hand! O that I were a glove upon that hand, That I might touch that cheek!
185 ページ - I have found out a gift for my fair; I have found where the wood-pigeons breed ; But let me that plunder forbear, She will say 'twas a barbarous deed : For he ne'er could be true, she averr'd, Who could rob a poor bird of its young ; And I lov'd her the more when I heard Such tenderness fall from her tongue.
189 ページ - Scarce had she finish'd, when her feet she found Benumb'd with cold, and fasten'd to the ground ; A filmy rind about her body grows, Her hair to leaves, her arms extend to boughs ; The nymph is all into a Laurel gone, The smoothness of her skin remains alone. Yet Phoebus loves her still, and, casting round Her bole his arms, some little warmth he found.
88 ページ - How sleep the brave, who sink to rest By all their country's wishes blest ? When Spring, with dewy fingers cold, Returns to deck their hallowed mould, She there shall dress a sweeter sod Than Fancy's feet have ever trod.
189 ページ - To whom the god : Because thou can'st not be My mistress, I espouse thee for my tree : Be thou the prize of honour and renown ; The deathless poet, and the poem, crown. Thou shalt the Roman festivals adorn, And, after poets, be by victors worn...
212 ページ - YE shepherds ! give ear to my lay, And take no more heed of my sheep ; They have nothing to do but to stray, I have nothing to do but to weep. Yet do...
189 ページ - Spent with the labour of so long a flight, And now despairing, cast a mournful look Upon the streams of her paternal brook ; ' Oh help (she cried) in this extremest need ! If water-gods are deities indeed : * Gape, Earth, and this unhappy wretch entomb ; Or change my form, whence all my sorrows come.
90 ページ - Him for vengeance, and, because he had dared to touch his brother, he should be a fugitive and a vagabond on the face of the earth.
189 ページ - And just is fastening on the wish'd embrace. The nymph grew pale, and in a mortal fright, Spent with the labour of so long a flight, And now despairing, cast a mournful look Upon the streams of her paternal brook ; ' Oh help,' she cried, ' in this extremest need ! If water-gods are deities indeed : Gape earth, and this unhappy wretch intomb ; Or change my form, whence all my sorrows come.
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