Poems, المجلد 2

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الصفحة 48 - Their whistle shrill, and oft their faithful dog Shall with obedient barkings fright the flock From wrong or robbery.
الصفحة 207 - For all that nature by her mother wit Could frame in earth, and forme of substance base, Was there, and all that nature did omit, Art playing second natures part, supplyed it.
الصفحة 11 - This deed were impious. Ah, forgive the thought, Thou more than Painter, more than Poet ! HE, Alone thy equal, who was
الصفحة 221 - Letters, and more from Chambers's little discourse, published some years ago ;* but it is very certain we copied nothing from them, nor had any thing but Nature for our model. It is not forty years since the art was born among us...
الصفحة 18 - Around the figur'd carpet of the lawn. Hence too deformities of harder cure : The terras mound uplifted ; the long line Deep delv'd of flat canal ; and all that toil, Mifled by taftelefs Fafhion, could atchieve 405 To mar fair Nature's lineaments divine.
الصفحة 209 - ... there may be more honour if they fucceed well, yet there is mere dilhonour if they fail, and it is twenty to one they will ; whereas in regular figures it is hard to make any great and remarkable faults.
الصفحة 220 - He is highly civil to our nation ; but there is one point in which he does not do us justice ; I am the more solicitous about it, because it relates to the only taste we can call our own; the only proof of our original talent in matter of pleasure, I mean our skill in gardening...
الصفحة 204 - Seat in Ware-Park ; where I well remember, he did so precisely examine the tinctures and seasons of his flowers, that in their settings, the inwardest of which that were to come up at the same time, should be always a little darker than the...
الصفحة 199 - On this account, our English gardens are not so entertaining to the fancy as those in France and Italy, where we see a large extent of ground covered over with an agreeable mixture of garden and forest, which represent every where an artificial rudeness, much more charming than that neatness and elegancy which we meet with in those of our own country.

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