This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1784 Excerpt: ...Taut. Espousals are but sorms. O lead me hence, For secret love can never give ossence. ic6 Then hand in hand the loving mates withdraw. ...
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1784 Excerpt: ...Taut. Espousals are but sorms. O lead me hence, For secret love can never give ossence. ic6 Then hand in hand the loving mates withdraw. True love is nature unrestrain'd by law. This tenet all the holy sect allows; So Tabitha took earnest os a spouse. x 10 SONGS AND BALLADS. SWEET WILLIAM'S FAREWELL TO BLACK-EY'D SUSAN. A Ballad. I. All in the Cowns the fleet was moot'd, The streamers waving in the wind, When Black-ey'd Susan came aboard: Oh! where shall I my traeiove find! Tell me, ye jovial Sailors! tell me true, g IS my sweet William sails among the crew. II. William, who high upon the yard Rock'd with the billow to and sro, Soon as her well-known voice he heard, He sigh'd, and cast his eyes below: to The cord slides swistly thro' his glowing hands, And (quick as lightning) on the deck he stands. 111. So the sweet lark, high-pois'd in air, Shuts close his pinions to his breast, (Is chance his mate's sbrill call he hear) t$ And drops at once into her nest. The noblest captain in the British sleet Might envy William's lip those kisses sweet, relume II. I. IV. O Susao! Susan! lovely dear, My vows shall ever true remain; 30 let me kiss oss that salling tear; We only part to meet again. Change as ye list, ye Winds! my heart shall be The saithsul compass that still points to thee. V. Believe not what the landmen say, i5 Who tempt with doubts thy constant mind; They '11 tell thee sailors, when away, In ev'ry port a mistress sind. Yes, yes, believe them when they tell thee so, For thou art present wheresoe'er 1 go. 30 VI. Is to sar India's coast we sail, Thy eyes are seen in di'monds bright, Thy breath is Asric's spicy gale, Thy skin is ivory, so white. Thuaev'ry beauteous object that I view 35 Wakes in my soul some charm os lovely Sue. VII. Tho' battle call me ...
Good. B00NJ2MHHA 1854 Little, Brown and Co. (Boston), Volume 2 only (of 2 volumes), 4 1/2 x 6 5/8 inches tall hardbound, marbled paper-covered boards over leather spine and tips, v, 304 pp. Covers rubbed and edgeworn, especially to tips, with a 1/2-inch chip to the top of the backstrip. Inside, mild age toning to paper. A couple of pages with light stains. 1 1/2-inch closed tear to rear free-endpaper. Otherwise, a very good copy. Contains: The Fan, a Poem in Three Books; The Shepherd's Week, in Six Pastorals; Acis and Galatea, a Serenata in Two Parts; 12 Epistles (letters); 5 Eclogues; Songs and Balads; 3 Elegies, 6 Tales and 12 'Miscellanies. ' John Gay (1685-1732) was an English poet and dramatist and member of the Scriblerus Club. He is best remembered for The Beggar's Opera (1728), a ballad opera.
Good with no dust jacket. Ex-Library copy; with typical markings. Library label on front board and on spine tail. Sunning to upper portions of boards, and to spine; gilt spine lettering appears unaffected. Spine extremities a bit bumped. Light wear at tips of corners. Pages clean, but for library markings.; 700 pages; Ex-Library.
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