The Search After Happiness: A Pastoral Drama..

T. Cadell, junior, and W. Davies, ... (R. Noble, printer, ...), 1800 - 61 pàgines

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Pàgina 3 - Delightful task! to rear the tender thought, To teach the young idea how to shoot...
Pàgina 41 - I sigh not for beauty, nor languish for wealth, But grant me, kind Providence, virtue and health; Then, richer than kings, and as happy as they, My days shall pass sweetly and swiftly away.
Pàgina 38 - Tho' cheap the mufician, yet fweet is the fong; We catch the foft warbling in air as it floats, And with ecftacy hang on the raviming notes.
Pàgina 40 - Since such are the joys that Simplicity yields, We may well be content with our woods and our fields : How useless to us then, ye great, were your wealth, When without it we purchase both pleasure and health ! [They retire into the cottage.
Pàgina 56 - So woman, born to dignify retreat, Unknown to flourish, and unseen be great, To give domestic life its sweetest charm, With softness polish, and with virtue warm, Fearful of fame, unwilling to be known, Should seek but Heaven's applauses, and her own...
Pàgina 38 - In the genuine attractions of nature array'd ; Let the rich, and the proud, and the gay, and the vain, Still laugh at the graces that move in thy train...
Pàgina 39 - Our ev'nings are pleafant, our nights arown'd with reft. From our culture yon garden its ornament finds, And we catch at the hint for improving our minds ; To live to fome purpofe we conftantly try, And we mark by our aftions, the days as they fly. Since fuch are the joys that Simplicity yields, We may well be content with...
Pàgina 20 - We long have fought in vain ; The crowded city's noify din, And all the bufy haunts of men, Afford but care and pain.
Pàgina 21 - Solitude, them placid queen Of modeft air and brow ferene, 'Tis thou infpir'ft the poet's themes, Wrapt in foft vifionary dreams.
Pàgina 43 - Paflion's furious tide, To curb the infolence of profp'rous Pride, To wean from earth, and bid our wifhes...

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