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Page 82 - Thou dost drink, and dance, and sing, Happier than the happiest king ! All the fields which thou dost see, All the plants belong to thee ; All that summer hours produce, Fertile made with early juice. Man for thee does sow and plough ; Farmer he, and landlord thou ! Thou dost innocently joy ; Nor does thy luxury destroy.
Page 69 - Their royal plate was clay, or wood, or stone : The vulgar, save his hand, else he had none. Their only cellar was the neighbour brook : None did for better care, for better look ; Was then no plaining of the brewer's scape, Nor greedy vintner mix'd the strained grape.
Page 39 - Wilt thou leave thy sins and go to heaven, or have thy sins and go to hell...
Page 59 - There is something in Spenser that pleases one as strongly in old age as it did in one's youth. I read the Faerie Queene, when I was about twelve, with infinite delight; and I think it gave me as much, when I read it over about a year or two ago.
Page 65 - The Man in the Moon, or a Discourse of a Voyage thither, by Domingo Gonsales, l638,"Svo.
Page 67 - I FIRST adventure, with fool-hardy might, To tread the steps of perilous despite. I first adventure, follow me who list, And be the second English satirist.
Page 59 - Arthur, before he was king, the image of a brave knight, perfected in the twelve private moral virtues, as Aristotle hath devised, the which is the purpose of these first twelve books...
Page 82 - Thee Phoebus loves and does inspire, Phoebus is himself thy sire. To thee of all things upon earth, Life is no longer than thy mirth. Happy insect! happy thou, Dost neither age nor winter know! But when thou'st drunk, and danced, and sung Thy fill, the flowery leaves among, (Voluptuous and wise withal, Epicurean animal!) Sated with thy summer feast, Thou retir'st to endless rest.
Page 96 - Pray what is the difference," said Fuller, between an owl and a sparrowhawk ? " "Oh," retorted the other, sarcastically, " an owl is fuller in the head, fuller in the body, and fuller all over !