The Works Of Jonathan Swift (volume 14); Miscellaneous Poems: Miscellaneous poems

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byJonathan Swift

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1814. Excerpt: ... With underlings thy flock to teach, With no desire to pray or preach; With haughty spouse in vesture fine, With plenteous meals and generous wine Wouldst thou not wish, in so much ease, Thy years as numerous as thy days?. Poor ladies! though their business be tp play, 'Tis hard they must be busy night and day: Why should they want the privilege of men, Nor take some small diversions now and then t Had women been the makers of our laws,. (And why they were not, I can see no cause) . The men should slave at cards from morn to night; And female pleasures be to read and write. i., A LOVE SONG, IN THE MODERN TASTE.,-. 1733. I. Fluttering spread thy purple pinions, Gentle Cupid, o'er my heart: I, a slave in thy dominions; Nature must give way to art. II. Mild Arcadians, ever blooming, Nightly nodding o'er your flocks, See my weary days consuming All beneath yon flowery rocks. III. Thus the Cyprian goddess weeping Mourn'd Adonis, darling youth: Him the boar, in silence creeping, Gor'd with unrelenting tooth. IV. Cynthia, tune harmonious numbers; Fair Discretion, string the lyre; Sooth my ever-waking slumbers: Bright Apollo, lend thy choir. V. Gloomy Pluto, king of terrors, Arm'd in adamantine chains, Lead me to the crystal mirrors, "Watering soft FJysian plains. VI. Mournful cypress, verdant willow, Gilding my Aurelia's brows, Morpheus, hovering o'er my pillow, Hear me pay my dying vows. VII. Melancholy smooth Meander, Swiftly purling in a round, On thy margin lovers wander, With thy flowery chaplets crown'd. VIII. Thus when Philomela drooping Softly seeks her silent mate, See the bird of Juno stooping; Melody resigns to fate. THE STORM: Minerva's Petition. Pallas, a goddess chaste and wise, Descending lately from the skies, To Neptune went, and begg'd in for...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1814. Excerpt: ... With underlings thy flock to teach, With no desire to pray or preach; With haughty spouse in vesture fine, With plenteous mea...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:114 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.24 inPublished:February 4, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217287328

ISBN - 13:9780217287326

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