tovey quotes - 10 of
Full many a gem of purest ray serene,
The dark unfathom'd caves of ocean bear: ...
Here rests his head upon the lap of Earth
A Youth to Fortune and to Fame unknown, ...
Ah happy hills! ah pleasing shade!
Ah fields beloved in vain! Where once my careless childhood stray'd,
No more;Mwhere ignorance is bliss
'Tis folly to be wise.
My weary soul they seem to soothe,
And, redolent of joy and youth, To breathe a second spring.
Still as they run they look behind,
They hear a voice in every wind, And snatch a fearful joy.
The hapless Nymph with wonder saw:
A whisker first and then a claw, ...
Not all that tempts your wand'ring eyes
And heedless hearts, is lawful prize; Nor all that glisters, gold.
Twas on a lofty vase's side,
Where China's gayest art had dyed ...
To warm their little Loves the Birds complain:
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