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Page 218 - No vernal blooms their torpid rocks array, But winter lingering chills the lap of May ; No zephyr fondly sues the mountain's breast, But meteors glare, and stormy glooms invest.
Page 105 - ... the name of a fountain. More to the northward is another 'called Hapio; and in the middle of the island is a spring, yielding a stream about the thickness of a man's finger.
Page 211 - If through the garden's flowery tribes I stray, Where bloom the jasmines that could once allure, "Hope not to find delight in us", they say, "For we are spotless, Jessy; we are pure.
Page 105 - This last was discovered in the year 1565, and is called the Fountain of Anton Hernandez. On account of the scarcity of water, the sheep, goats, and swine...
Page 210 - DAMON'S friendfhip can my peace reftore ; Alas ! his very praife awakes my pain, And my poor wounded bofom bleeds the more. .. >For oh ! that nature on my birth had frown'd, Or fortune fix'd me to fome lowly cell ! Then had my bofom 'fcap'd this fatal wound, Nor had I bid thefe vernal fweets farewel.
Page 61 - ... having drudged half a century in the literary mill, in all the simplicity and abstinence of an Asiatic, subsists upon the charity of a few booksellers, just sufficient to keep him from the parish.' A writer in the Annual Register for 1764 (ii. 71), speaking of the latter part of his life, says: — 'He was concerned in compiling and writing works of credit, and lived exemplarily for many years.
Page 45 - Gordon, who was fo folicitous to raife him above neceflity, that fhe employed her intereft in procuring the promife of a place for him. She gave him a letter, which he was next day to deliver to one of the commiffioners of the cuftoms at Edinburgh.
Page 201 - In designing a house and gardens, it is happy when there is an opportunity of maintaining a subordination of parts; the house so luckily placed as to exhibit a view of the whole design.