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  1. The Bard. A Pindaric Ode  (41 results)
              P    The following Ode is founded on a Tradition current in Wales,
            13    Stout Gloucester stood aghast in speechless trance:
            17    Robed in the sable garb of woe,
            26    'Revenge on thee in hoarser murmurs breathe;
            32    'Mountains, ye mourn in vain
            47    'With me in dreadful harmony they join,
            61    "Amazement in his van, with Flight combined,
            69    "The swarm that in thy noon-tide beam were born?
            73    "In gallant trim the gilded vessel goes;
            76    "That, hushed in grim repose, expects his evening-prey.
            93    "The bristled Boar in infant-gore
          103    'In yon bright track, that fires the western skies,
          114    'In bearded majesty, appear.
          115    'In the midst a form divine!
          119    'What strings symphonious tremble in the air,
          124    'Waves in the eye of heaven her many-coloured wings.
          128    'In buskined measures move
          134    'That lost in long futurity expire.
          144    Deep in the roaring tide he plunged to endless night.
              P    Gilbert de Clare, surnamed the Red, Earl of Gloucester and Hertford, son-in-law
              P    and probably accompanied the King in this expedition.
              P    in the vision of Ezekiel: there are two of these paintings (both believed original),
              P    it even has built its nest in the Peak of Derbyshire. [See Willoughby's Ornithol.
              P    Edward the Second, cruelly butchered in Berkley-Castle [in 1327 near the Severn River
              P    in western England].
              P    Triumphs of Edward the Third in France.
              P    Death of that King, abandoned by his Children, and even robbed in his last moments
              P    by his Courtiers and his Mistress [Alice Perrers, in 1377].
              P    Edward, the Black Prince, dead some time before his Father [in 1376].
              P    in their manifesto, by Thomas of Walsingham, and all the older Writers)[,] was starved
              P    to death [in 1400]. The story of his assassination by Sir Piers of Exon, is of much later date.
              P    believed to be murthered secretly in the Tower of London. The oldest part of that
              P    The silver Boar was the badge of Richard the Third; whence he was usually known in
              P    It was the common belief of the Welch nation, that King Arthur was still alive in Fairy-Land,
              P    sovereignty over this island; which seemed to be accomplished in the House of Tudor [1768].
              P    (1552-1629) published his History of Great Britaine ... to ... King James in 1611.]
              P    Taliessin, Chief of the Bards, flourished in the VIth Century. His works are still preserved,
              P    and his memory held in high veneration among his Countrymen. [His Book exists in only a
              P    thirteenth-century version and many of the poems in it may not be by Taliessin.]

  2. Agrippina, a Tragedy  (31 results)
              P    Poppaea, believed to be in love with Otho.
              P    Otho, a young man of quality, in love with Poppaea.
              P    utmost necessity. In the meantime he commits her to the care of
              P    Anicetus, whom he takes to be his friend, and in whose age he
              P    restores her to her honours. In the meanwhile Anicetus, to
              P    tho', in reality, she is from the first dazzled with the
              P    Anicetus in his design of ruining Agrippina, soon perceiving
              P    readily persuaded by him to see Agrippina in secret, and
              P    solemn feast, in honour of their reconciliation, is to be made;
              P    returns to Baiae. In this interval Otho has an interview with
              P    remove Poppaea on board in the night, conveys her to Nero's
              P    guard to murder Agrippina, who is still at Baiae in imminent
            10    You think, you spied a tear stand in her eye,
            26    In haughty youth and irritated power.
            61    When in a secret and dead hour of night,
            70    Even when its will seemed wrote in lines of blood,
            72    Think too how oft in weak and sickly minds
            83    Pours its cool dictates in the madding ear
            98    The silken son of dalliance, nursed in ease
          109    That in Armenia quell the Parthian force
          121    Even in the servile senate, ears to own
          129    And bellow in the Circus) yet will start,
          132    As there were magic in it? Wrinkled beldams
          145    The gilded swarm that wantons in the sunshine
          147    In gorgeous phrase of laboured eloquence
          153    In threats unexecuted? Haste thee, fly
          155    And cast me forth in duty to their lord.
          165    His eyes in fearful ecstasy: no matter
          174    In lieu of penitence and vain remorse,
          177    Dried the soft springs of pity in my heart,
          182    And sink the traitor in his mother's ruin. Exeunt.

  3. The Progress of Poesy. A Pindaric Ode  (25 results)
            23    Quenched in dark clouds of slumber lie
            31    Frisking light in frolic measures;
            33    Now in circling troops they meet:
            34    To brisk notes in cadence beating
            39    In gliding state she wins her easy way:
            48    Say, has he given in vain the heavenly Muse?
            54    In climes beyond the solar road,
            61    In loose numbers wildly sweet
            70    In lingering lab'rinths creep,
            77    Till the sad Nine in Greece's evil hour
            80    And coward Vice that revels in her chains.
            84    In thy green lap was Nature's darling laid,
          102    Closed his eyes in endless night.
          106    With necks in thunder clothed, and long-resounding pace.
          119    Such forms, as glitter in the Muse's ray
              P    This is a weak imitation of some incomparable lines in the same Ode. [Pindar, Pythian Ode I, 1-12.]
              P    Power of harmony to produce all the graces of motion in the body.
              P    feet; and he wondered in his heart.]
              P    Wyatt had travelled in Italy, and formed their taste there; Spenser imitated the
              P    For the spirit of the living creature was in the wheels - And above the firmament,
              P        Cowley. ["The Prophet" in The Mistress, line 20]
              P    We have had in our language no other odes of the sublime kind, than that of Dryden on
              P    indeed of late days has touched the true chords, and with a masterly hand, in some of
              P    his Choruses, - above all in the last of Caractacus,
              P    enemies to ravens that croak and clamour in vain below, while it pursues its flight,

  4. The Descent of Odin. An Ode  (17 results)
              P    (From the Norse-Tongue,) in Bartholinus,
            23    Thrice pronounced, in accents dread,
            43    Pr. Mantling in the goblet see
            55    Pr. In Hoder's hand the hero's doom:
            63    Pr. In the caverns of the west,
            67    Nor wash his visage in the stream,
            75    What virgins these, in speechless woe,
            78    And snowy veils, that float in air.
            93    Till wrapped in flames, in ruin hurled,
              P    [Note in C(ommonplace) B(ook).]
              P    than in battle: Over it presided Hela, the Goddess of Death.
              P    & half blew. [Note in C(ommonplace) B(ook).]
              P    incantatio. [Note in C(ommonplace) B(ook).]
              P    Lok is the evil Being, who continues in chains till the Twilight of the Gods approaches,
              P    the earth sink in the seas, and fire consume the skies: even Odin himself and his
              P    detailed draft of this note is in C[ommonplace] B[ook]).]

  5. A Long Story  (17 results)
              1    In Britain's isle, no matter where,
              6    Each panel in achievements clothing,
            17    What, in the very first beginning!
            23    A brace of warriors, not in buff,
            24    But rustling in their silks and tissues.
            40    In pity to the country-farmer.
            41    Fame in the shape of Mr. P[ur]t
            60    And up stairs in a whirlwind rattle.
            68    Or creased, like dogs-ears, in a folio.
            72    To a small closet in the garden.
            75    Where, safe and laughing in his sleeve,
            90    For folks in fear are apt to pray)
          101    Such as in silence of the night
          105    In peaked hoods and mantles tarnished,
          114    Had in imagination fenced him,
          122    'How in the park beneath an old-tree
          135    (Cried the square hoods in woeful fidget)

  6. The Fatal Sisters. An Ode  (15 results)
              P    (From the Norse-Tongue,) in the ORCADES of
              P    and also in Bartholinus.
              P    In the eleventh century Sigurd, Earl of the Orkney-Islands,
              P    who was then making war on his father-in-law Brian, King of
              P    Sictryg was in danger of a total defeat; but the enemy had a
              P    greater loss by the death of Brian, their King, who fell in
              P    of Caithness in Scotland saw at a distance a number of persons
              P    opening in the rocks he saw twelve gigantic figures resembling
              4    Hurtles in the darkened air.
            13    Shafts for shuttles, dipped in gore,
            47    Long her strains in sorrow steep,
              P    (or Woden) in the Gothic mythology. Their name signifies Chusers of the slain.
              P    They were mounted on swift horses, with drawn swords in their hands; and in the throng
              P    The noise of battle hurtled in the air.

  7. The Characters of the Christ-Cross Row, By a Critic, To Mrs —  (14 results)
            13    In vain you think to find them under E,
            15    F follows fast the fair— and in his rear
            26    See Isaac, Joseph, Jacob pass in view.
            30    Like Punch he peeps, but soon pops in again.
            35    Now a proud prince, in pompous purple dressed,
            37    A pea, a pin, in a perpetual round,
            39    Like perch or pike in pond you see him come;
            40    He in plantations hangs like pear or plum,
            42    In form of parrot, pye or popinjay.
            44    The pleasantest person in the Christ-cross Row. [...]
            48    In shriller notes Q like a female squeaks.
            53    Thus great R reigns in town, while different far,
            54    Rests in retirement little rural R;
            55    Remote from cities lives in lone retreat,

  8. Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard  (14 results)
              P    Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard
            14    Where heaves the turf in many a mouldering heap,
            15    Each in his narrow cell for ever laid,
            45    Perhaps in this neglected spot is laid
            64    And read their history in a nation's eyes,
            92    Ev'n in our ashes live their wonted fires.
            94    Dost in these lines their artless tale relate;
          105    'Hard by yon wood, now smiling as in scorn,
          108    'Or crazed with care, or crossed in hopeless love.
          113    'The next with dirges due in sad array
          127    (There they alike in trembling hope repose)
              P    [For I see in my thoughts, my sweet fire,
              P        Petrarch. Son. 169. [170 in usual enumeration]
              P        Petrarch. Son. 114. [115 in usual enumeration]

  9. [Translation] From Tasso [Gerusalemme Liberata] Canto 14, Stanza 32-9.  (11 results)
              5    Nor yet in prospect rose the distant shore,
            12    The wondrous sage: vigorous he seemed in years,
            18    And winter binds the floods in icy chains,
            19    Swift shoots the village-maid in rustic play,
            21    Fearless in long excursion loves to glide,
            25    Where fixed in wonder stood the warlike pair
            28    To seek your hero in a distant soil!
            35    Great things and full of wonder in your ears
            42    And in the midst a spacious arch appears.
            61    In one rich mass unite the precious store,
            66    And mix attempered in a various day.

  10. [Imitated] From Propertius. Lib: 2: Eleg: 1.  (9 results)
              3    From Cynthia all that in my numbers shines;
            27    In brief, whate'er she do, or say, or look,
            36    No mountain-structures in my verse should rise;
            41    Here should Augustus great in arms appear,
            48    In golden chains should loaded monarchs bend,
            51    While prows, that late in fierce encounter met,
            61    A milder warfare I in verse display;
            62    Each in his proper art should waste the day.
            64    To die is glorious in the bed of love.

  11. Stanzas to Mr Bentley  (8 results)
              1    In silent gaze the tuneful choir among,
              5    See, in their course, each transitory thought
              7    Each dream, in fancy's airy colouring wrought,
            11    In swifter measures animated run,
            17    But not to one in this benighted age
            19    That burns in Shakespeare's or in Milton's page,
            21    As when, conspiring in the diamond's blaze,

  12. [Translation from Statius, Thebaid VI 646-88, 704-24]  (8 results)
            35    For oft in Pisa's sports his native land
            37    The ponderous brass in exercise he bore:
            41    And now in dust the polished ball he rolled,
            50    Sings in its rapid way and strengthens as it flies;
            56    In vain the nations with officious fear
            60    Third in the labours of the disc came on,
            75    The ponderous mass sinks in the cleaving ground,
            86    And calmed the terrors of his claws in gold.

  13. Ode for Music  (7 results)
              7    'Nor in these consecrated bowers
              8    'Let painted Flattery hide her serpent-train in flowers.
            18    Rapt in celestial transport they, (accomp.)
            33    'In cloisters dim, far from the haunts of Folly,
            38    And mitred fathers in long order go:
            55    And thus they speak in soft accord
            69    'Pleased in thy lineaments we trace

  14. [Lines Spoken by the Ghost of John Dennis at the Devil Tavern]  (6 results)
              3    I reascend: in Atropos' despite
            27    And shadows in disguise skate o'er the iced Canal;
            33    Greensickness girls that died in youthful prime,
            34    Virgins forlorn, all dressed in willow-green-i,
            48    The people, as in life, still keep their passions,
            49    But differ something from the world in fashions.

  15. Ode on a Distant Prospect of Eton College  (6 results)
            12    Ah fields beloved in vain,
            39    They hear a voice in every wind,
            58    Ah, show them where in ambush stand
            81    Lo, in the vale of years beneath
            87    Those in the deeper vitals rage:
              P    — [And] Madness laughing in his ireful mood.

  16. [The Alliance of Education and Government. A Fragment]  (5 results)
              5    And as in climes, where winter holds his reign,
              6    The soil, though fertile, will not teem in vain,
              9    So draw mankind in vain the vital airs,
            45    There languid pleasure sighs in every gale.
          100    What wonder in the sultry climes, that spread

  17. Ode on the Spring  (5 results)
            17    (At ease reclined in rustic state)
            37    In fortune's varying colours dressed:
            40    They leave, in dust to rest.
            41    Methinks I hear in accents low
              P        M. Green, in the Grotto.

  18. Ode to Adversity  (5 results)
              P            Aeschylus, in Agamemnone.
              5    Bound in thy adamantine chain
            25    Wisdom in sable garb arrayed,
            26    Immersed in rapturous thought profound,
            35    Not in thy Gorgon terrors clad,

  19. [Translation from Dante, Inferno Canto xxxiii 1-78]  (5 results)
            13    In me Count Ugolino, and Ruggieri,
            39    O'erta'en beheld, and in their trembling flanks
            44    But yet in low and uncompleted sounds
            62    My sons, and in four faces saw my own
            74    In vain my help, expired; ere the sixth morn

  20. [The Death of Hoel]  (4 results)
              5    Too, too secure in youthful pride,
              9    Alone in nature's wealth arrayed,
            11    To Cattraeth's vale in glittering row
            15    Wreathed in many a golden link:

  21. Imitated from Propertius, Lib: 3: Eleg: 5:  (4 results)
              3    Still may his bard in softer fights engage:
            10    I'd in the ring knit hands and join the Muses' dance.
            12    My soul in Bacchus' pleasing fetters bound;
            38    Obscure his radiance in a short-lived night;

  22. Sonnet [on the Death of Mr Richard West]  (4 results)
              1    In vain to me the smiling mornings shine,
              3    The birds in vain their amorous descant join,
              8    And in my breast the imperfect joys expire.
            14    And weep the more because I weep in vain.

  23. The Candidate  (3 results)
              4    In harmless society guttle and scold.
            12    'Tis just like the picture in Rochester's book.
            21    From dinner she rose with her bumper in hand,

  24. Ode on the Death of a Favourite Cat, Drowned in a Tub of Gold Fishes  (3 results)
              P    Ode on the Death of a Favourite Cat, Drowned in a Tub of Gold Fishes
            22    She stretched in vain to reach the prize.
            30        She tumbled headlong in.

  25. [Verse Fragments]  (3 results)
              1        The Joy that trembles in her eye
              3                              [...] in silent praise
            11        & hail thee in my words.

  26. [Epitaph on Mrs Clerke]  (2 results)
              7    In agony, in death, resigned,

  27. [Epitaph on Sir William Williams]  (2 results)
              1    Here, foremost in the dangerous paths of fame,
              6    (There first in blood his infant glory sealed);

  28. [Hymn to Ignorance. A Fragment]  (2 results)
            18    To steep in slumbers each benighted sense?
            22    And huddle up in fogs the dangerous fire.

  29. [Invitation to Mason]  (2 results)
              6    The Widow feels thee in her aching hip,
              8    And Balguy with a bishop in his belly!

  30. [Ode on the Pleasure Arising from Vicissitude]  (2 results)
              9    New-born flocks in rustic dance
            56    They perish in the boundless deep

  31. On L[or]d H[olland']s Seat near M[argat]e, K[en]t  (2 results)
            23    Owls might have hooted in St Peter's choir,
            24        And foxes stunk and littered in St Paul's.'

  32. Satire on the Heads of Houses; or, Never a Barrel the Better Herring  (2 results)
              8    In the same dirt is dawdling;
            18    Copies them in all things;

  33. [Translation from Statius, Thebaid IX 319-26]  (2 results)
              4    Exults in arms, which cast an iron gleam.
              5    In this clear wave he first beheld the day;

  34. The Triumphs of Owen. A Fragment  (2 results)
              P    Owen succeeded his father Griffin in the principality of
            21    In glittering arms and glory dressed,

  35. William Shakespeare to Mrs Anne, Regular Servant to the Revd Mr Precentor of York  (2 results)
            10    Was fashioned fair in meek and dovelike guise;
            20    Than thus be patched and cobbled in one's grave.

  36. [Conan]  (1 result)
              6    As the whirlwind in its course;

  37. [Couplet about Birds]  (1 result)
              2    Scatters his loose notes in the waste of air.

  38. [Epitaph on a Child]  (1 result)
              6    Now let him sleep in peace his night of death.

  39. [Epitaph on Mrs Mason]  (1 result)
              4    And bids ''the pure in heart behold their God.''

  40. [Lines Written at Burnham]  (1 result)
              2    In murmuring sounds the dark decrees of fate;

  41. [Lines on Dr Robert Smith]  (1 result)
              2        And leaves not a chestnut in being?

  42. Lines on the Accession of George III  (1 result)
              2    And in his stead,

  43. [Sketch of his Own Character]  (1 result)
              4    No very great wit, he believed in a God.

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