The Meteor, ed. by E. Yewens

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E. Yewens
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Page 179 - Among the stones I stood a stone, And was scarce conscious what I wist, As shrubless crags within the mist; For all was blank, and bleak, and gray, It was not night, it was not day...
Page 45 - Whilome in Albion's isle there dwelt a youth, Who ne in virtue's ways did take delight ; But spent his days in riot most uncouth, And vex'd with mirth the drowsy ear of Night. Ah me ! in sooth he was a shameless wight, Sore given to revel and ungodly glee ; Few earthly things found favour in his sight Save concubines and carnal companie, And flaunting wassailers of high and low degree.
Page 1 - How dead the vegetable kingdom lies ! How dumb the tuneful ! Horror wide extends His desolate domain. Behold, fond man. See here thy pictured life, pass some few years ; Thy flowering Spring, thy Summer's ardent strength, Thy sober Autumn fading into age, And pale concluding Winter comes at last, And shuts the scene.
Page 190 - Sorrow is a kind of rust of the soul, which every , new idea contributes in its passage to scour away. ' It is the putrefaction of stagnant life, and is remedied by exercise and motion.
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Page 31 - Diameter of his enclosed playne some 40 or 50 foot. The Country people flock from all sides, many miles off to hear and see it; for they have therein devils and devices, to delight as well the eye as the eare...

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