Poems, Pastoral, Moral, Religious, and Political: By James Wilson

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T. Angus, 1778 - 112 pàgines
 

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Pàgina 59 - ... is painted, With many followers acquainted : This too does in my favour fpeak, Your levee is but twice a week, From mine I Can exclude but one day ; My door is quiet on a Sunday. The diftance too at which they bow, Does my fuperior greatnefs fhew.
Pàgina 58 - WHILE at the helm of state you ride, Our nation's envy, and its pride ; While foreign courts with wonder gaze, And curse those councils which they praise; Would you not wonder, sir, to view Your bard a greater man than you ? Which that he is, you cannot doubt, When you have read the sequel out. You know, great sir, that ancient fellows, Philosophers, and such folks, tell us, No great analogy between Greatness and happiness is seen. If then, as it might follow straight, Wretched to be, is to be great....
Pàgina 59 - re above us : Another inftance of my glory, Who live above you twice two ftory, And from my garret can look down, As from an hill, on half the town. Greatnefs by poets ftill is painted...
Pàgina 60 - Familiar you to admiration, May be approach'd by all the nation, While I, like Great Mogul in Indo, Am never feen but at a window. The family that dines the lateft, Is in our ftreet efteem'd the greateft, But greater him we furely call, Who hardly deigns to dine at all. If with my greatnefs you're offended, The fault is eafily amended : You have it, Sir, within your power, To take your humble fervant lower.
Pàgina 28 - HE who by rules of moral virtue moves, His God, his neighbour, king and country loves ; Honour his guide, his confcience always clear, And to diftrefs ftill bends a lenient ear.

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