Llandilo, present and past

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1868
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Стр. 24 - Big with the vanity of state: But transient is the smile of Fate ! A little rule, a little sway, A sunbeam in a winter's day, Is all the proud and mighty have Between the cradle and the grave. And see the rivers how they run Thro...
Стр. 26 - My passions tamed, my wishes laid; For while our wishes wildly roll We banish quiet from the soul: 'Tis thus the busy beat the air, And misers gather wealth and care.
Стр. 24 - And ancient towers crown his brow, That cast an awful look below; Whose ragged walls the ivy creeps, And with her arms from falling keeps; So both a safety from the wind On mutual dependence find. 'Tis now the raven's bleak abode; 'Tis now th...
Стр. 25 - Thus she dresses green and gay, To disperse our cares away. Ever charming, ever new, When will the landscape tire the view ! The fountain's fall, the river's flow, The woody valleys, warm and low ; The windy summit., wild and high, Roughly rushing on the sky ! The pleasant seat, the ruin'd tower, The naked rock, the shady bower ; The town and village, dome and farm, Each give each a double charm, As pearls upon an /Ethiop's arm.
Стр. 26 - Be full, ye courts, be great who will; Search for Peace with all your skill: Open wide the lofty door, Seek her on the marble floor, In vain you search, she is not there; In vain ye search the domes of care ! Grass and flowers Quiet treads, On the meads, and mountain-heads, Along with Pleasure, close allied, Ever by each other's side : And often, by the murmuring rill, Hears the thrush, while all is still, Within the groves of Grongar Hill.
Стр. 130 - ... had his parts and endowments been parcelled out among his poor clergy that he left behind him, it would perhaps have made one of the best dioceses in the world.
Стр. 25 - Hope's deluding glass; As yon summits soft and fair, Clad in colours of the air Which to those who journey near Barren, brown and rough appear: Still we tread the same coarse way; The present's still a cloudy day.
Стр. 23 - Draw the landscape bright and strong Grongar in whose mossy cells Sweetly musing Quiet dwells; Grongar in whose silent shade For the modest Muses made So oft I have, the evening still, At the fountain of a rill...
Стр. 24 - Phillis, queen of love Gaudy as the opening dawn Lies a long and level lawn On which a dark hill, steep and high, Holds and charms the wandering eye.
Стр. 26 - I lie; While the wanton Zephyr sings, And in the vale perfumes his wings; While the waters murmur deep; While the shepherd charms his sheep; While the birds unbounded fly, And with musick fill the sky, Now, ev'n now, my joys run high.

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