The letters of Charlotte during her connexion with Werter [by sir W.J. James].

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Стр. 52 - These violent delights have violent ends, And in their triumph die; like fire and powder, Which, as they kiss, consume...
Стр. 36 - We, Hermia, like two artificial Gods, Created with our needles both one flower, Both on one sampler, sitting on one cushion...
Стр. 150 - I am covered with the drops of heaven ? The time of my fading is near, the blaft that fhall fcatter my leaves. Tomorrow fhall the traveller come ; he that faw me in my beauty fhall come. His eyes will fearch the field, but they will not find me.
Стр. 59 - Or any cares but his thy breaft enthrall, Thou never yet his power haft known ; Love fits on a defpotic throne, And reigns a tyrant, if he reigns at all. Now if thou art fo loft a thing, Here all thy tender forrows bring, And prove whofe patience longeft can endure; We'll ftrive whofe fancy fhall be loft In dreams of fondeft paffion moft, For if thou thus haft lov'd, oh!
Стр. 57 - I'll teach thee what it is to love, And by what marks true paffion may be found. It is to be all bath'd in tears, To live upon a fmile for years, To lie whole ages at a beauty's feet; To kneel, to languifh and implore, And ftill tho' fhe difdain, adore ; It is to do all this and think thy fufferings fweet.
Стр. ii - ... specific crime and with aiming "a violent blow at all religion" forshadows the character of his work. He writes: I am happy that in presenting the following letters to the public, I am not exhibiting scenes, or communicating opinions, that can wound delicacy, or pervert sentiment. ... If amusement only is to be found in the Letters of Charlotte, it will at least be innocent amusement. If opinions are advanced which may appear uncommon, they will not be found to militate against the precepts of...
Стр. 137 - Ere the rifing fun Shone o'er the deep, or 'mid the vault of night The moon her filver lamp fufpended : ere The vales with fprings were water'd, or with groves Of oak or pine the ancient hills were crown'd...
Стр. 82 - Not harfii, and crabbed, as dull fools fuppofe, But mufical as is Apollo's lute, And a perpetual feaft of neftar'd fweets, Where no crude furfeit reigns.
Стр. 80 - Cicero notices the astonishing power of music ; and Plato supposes that the effect of harmony on the mind, is equal to that of air on the body.
Стр. 137 - Then the Great Spirit, whom his works adore, Within his own deep essence view'd the forms, The forms eternal of created things: The radiant sun; the moon's nocturnal lamp...

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