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Page xix - ... of paftoral fentiments and manners. His Idyllions contain a great deal more than mere rofes and lillies. His defcriptions are not the vague effect of an imagination, confined to the moft obvious and common objects. They appear to be always copied immediately from Nature, the marks of whofe amiable fimplicity they bear. He has given his fhepherds the higheft degree of innocent fincerity, making their lips ever exprefs the honeft dictates of their hearts.
Page 52 - O'Brien be there. Rocks from your caves repeat the plaintive ftrains, And let the mournful tale be echo'd o'er the plains. — And fo, my dear, I'll tell you how it was — I went laft night to the Grove aflembly, in company with the Mifs Seymours and that fright Bluffton.
Page xiii - Gefner has not thought proper to write in any kind of meafured verfe, the want of it is abundantly made up, by the harmony of his periods, the concifenefs, the elegance, and the fimplicity of his ftyle.
Page 2 - Daphne, fince that happy day you call'd me friend, the time-to-come looks gay, and all the prefent teems with love and joy.
Page xv - HE following poems are the produce of fome of the moft delightful moments of my life. What...