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No Dolphino came , no Nereido stirred ; Nor cruel Tom nor Susan heard , A favorite has no friend ! 35 From hence , ye beauties , undeceived , Know , one false step is ne'er retrieved , And be with caution bold .
Bright - eyed Fancy , hovering o'er , Scatters from her pictured urn Thoughts that breathe , and words that burn . But ah ! ' tis heard no moreo Oh ! lyre divine , what daring spirit Wakes thee now ? Though he inherit 110 Nor the pride ...
Heard ye the din of battle bray , ° Lance to lance , and horse to horse ? Long years of havoc urge their destined course , And through the kindred squadrons mow their way . Ye towers of Julius , o London's lasting shame , With many a ...
... and lamed the deer , And sucked the eggs , and killed the pheasants . My lady heard their joint petition , Swore by her coronet and ermine , 50 She'd issue out her high commission To rid the manor 42 GRAY'S POEMS.
75 Where , safe and laughing in his sleeve , He heard the distant din of war . Short was his joy . He little knew The power of magic was no fable Out of the window , whisk , they flew , But left a spello upon the table .
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Reprint of what may once have been one of the most familiar poems in English from the 18th century. At a time when few could read in England, one of its most educated sons, and the companion of Horace ... Read full review