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

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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.
246 ページ - Of All the Principal Dramatists, Composers, Commentators, Managers, Actors, And Actresses, Of The United Kingdom: Interspersed with Numerous Original Anecdotes, Forming a Complete Modern History of The English Stage. Second Edition, With Considerable Improvements And Additions. Illustrated by Twenty-Two Elegant Engravings.

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