Juvenile Poems

Juvenile Poems

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1815 edition. Excerpt: ...loveliness, Though croaking Envy strives to make it less.-The tresses shading that voluptuous breast, Conceal more charms than language e'er exprest: These are the nets of love; beneath them rise Two glowing orbs that shun the vulgar eyes. Though half conceal'd, yet lovelier to the view, Than lilies freshen'd by the morning dew. No common pleasures wait upon thy will, Employ them rarely--be a woman still. Th'./Egyptian's charms werecloyless and uncloy'd, Since none but Kings her favours e'er enjoy'd. The kiss, (how fine the imaginary bliss) What subtle joys those lips indeed to kiss! Nature would scarce this ecstacy sustain, ' 'l"h'.Egyptian's charms. Cleopatra.---Age cannot wither her, nor custom stale Her infinite variety.---Shukespeare. Not Agnes--no--not royal David's wife Give me such wishes for the lgfe of life; As thou--when smiling like an Eastern bride, Thou glid'st along in all thy beauty's pride. What spirit seems to animate that look! Still let me gaze on Nature's choicest book; Then snatch a thought which volumes ne'er can teach---A thought which mocks all artifice of speech. Glory to thee, thou Astery on 'earth, 'l' Laughter and Love disported at thy birth. " Not Agnes---Agnes Sorel was the favourite mistress of Charles the VIIth, King of France. Who has not read the Pucelle D'O-leans? Who is not acquainted with its beautiful imagery, its exquisite pathos, its fine irony? Agnes Sorel was very unfortunate. She was the faitlgful mistress of Charles the Vllth, yet she was faithless to him. The Jesuits may explain this paradox. I cannot. ' _ 1-Thou Astery rm earth.---Astery was the haudmaid of Venus. See Spenser's exquisite...show more

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  • Paperback | 26 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236989422
  • 9781236989420