John Bartlett (18201905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.
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Ships dim-discoverd dropping from the clouds.
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And Mecca saddens at the long delay.
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For many a day, and many a dreadful night, Incessant labring round the stormy cape.
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Sighd and lookd unutterable things.
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A lucky chance, that oft decides the fate Of mighty monarchs.
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So stands the statue that enchants the world, So bending tries to veil the matchless boast, The mingled beauties of exulting Greece.
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Who stemmd the torrent of a downward age.
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Autumn nodding oer the yellow plain.
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Loveliness Needs not the foreign aid of ornament, But is when unadornd, adornd the most. 1
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He saw her charming, but he saw not half The charms her downcast modesty conceald.
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For still the world prevaild, and its dread laugh, Which scarce the firm philosopher can scorn.
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See, Winter comes to rule the varied year. 2
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Cruel as death, and hungry as the grave.
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There studious let me sit, And hold high converse with the mighty dead.
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The kiss, snatchd hasty from the sidelong maid.
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Note 1. See Milton, Quotation 114. Nam ut mulieres esse dicuntur nonnullæ inornatæ, quas id ipsum diceat, sic hæc subtilis oratio etiam incompta delectat (For as lack of adornment is said to become some women; so this subtle oration, though without embellishment, gives delight) Cicero: Orator, 23, 78. [ back]
Note 2. O Winter, ruler of the inverted year. William Cowper: The Task, book iv. Winter Evening, line 34. [ back]