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" When Lesbia first I saw, so heavenly fair, With eyes so bright and with that awful air, I thought my heart which durst so high aspire As bold, as his who snatched celestial fire. But soon as e'er the beauteous idiot spoke, Forth from her coral lips such... "
Joe Miller's Jests: With Copious Additions - Page 233
by Joe Miller - 1836 - 248 pages
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The Works of the English Poets, from Chaucer to Cowper, Volume 10

Alexander Chalmers - English poetry - 1810 - 596 pages
...ehe prizes; And, while she laughs at them, forgets She is the thing that she despises. LESBIA. WHI-N Lesbia first I saw so heavenly fair, With eyes so bright, and with that awful air Ни ni • ht in v heart, which durst so high aspire, bold u bis who snatoh'd, celcitial fire. Rut...
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The Works of the English Poets, from Chaucer to Cowper: Including ..., Volume 10

Alexander Chalmers - English poetry - 1810 - 582 pages
...prizes; And, while she laughs at them, forget* She is the thing that she despises. LESBIA, \VHEN T.esbia first I saw so heavenly fair, With eyes so bright, and with that awful air thought my heart, which durst so high aspire, bold a* bis who snatchM celestial firs. But soon as e'er...
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Elegant extracts in poetry, Volume 2

Elegant extracts - 1816 - 490 pages
...bright most gives him to our view, I look most near him when 1 look on you. '/'//,• Antidote. \VHEN Lesbia first I saw, so heavenly fair, With eyes so...heart, which durst so high aspire, As bold as his who snatch'd celestial fire. But, soon as e'er the beauteous idiot spoke, Forth from her coral lips such...
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The Aurora Borealis: Or Flashes of Wit; Calculated to Drown Dull Care and ...

Anecdotes - 1831 - 256 pages
...to roam;) " I see," he replied; " you've been spinning it out, " And now you are reeling it home." When Lesbia first I saw, so heavenly fair, With eyes...heart, which durst so high aspire, As bold as his, which snatched celestial fire; But soon as e'er the beauteous idiot spoke, Forth from her coral lips...
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The English Humourists of the Eighteenth Century: A Series of Lectures ...

William Makepeace Thackeray - English literature - 1853 - 360 pages
...first I saw, so heavenly fair, With eyes so bright and with that awful air, I thought my heart would durst so high aspire As bold as his who snatched celestial...such folly broke ; Like balm the trickling nonsense heal'd my wound, And what her eyes enthralled, her tongue unbound." than the other ; and describes...
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The English Humourists of the Eighteenth Century: A Series of Lectures ...

William Makepeace Thackeray - English literature - 1853 - 360 pages
...about another beauty, who perhaps was not so well pleased at the poet's manner of celebrating her — " When Lesbia first I saw, so heavenly fair, With eyes...bright and with that awful air, I thought my heart would durst so high aspire As bold as his who snatched celestial fire. But soon as e'er the beauteous...
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The English Humourists of the Eighteenth Century: A Series of Lectures

William Makepeace Thackeray - English literature - 1853 - 332 pages
...about another beauty, who perhaps was not so well pleased at the poet's manner of celebrating her — " When Lesbia first I saw, so heavenly fair, With eyes...bright and with that awful air, I thought my heart would durst so high aspire As bold as his who snatched celestial fire. But soon as e'er the beauteous...
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The English Humourists of the Eighteenth Century: A Series of Lectures

William Makepeace Thackeray - English literature - 1854 - 306 pages
...about another beauty, who perhaps was not so well pleased at the poet's manner of celebrating her — " When Lesbia first I saw, so heavenly fair, With eyes...bright and with that awful air, I thought my heart would durst so high aspire As bold as his who snatched celestial fire. But soon as e'er the beauteous...
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The Oxford Thackeray: With Illustrations, Issue 76, Volume 13

William Makepeace Thackeray - 1909 - 882 pages
...about another beauty, who perhaps was not so well pleased at the poet's manner of celebrating her — When Lesbia first I saw, so heavenly fair, With eyes...bright and with that awful air, I thought my heart would durst so high aspire As bold as his who snatched celestial fire. But soon as e'er the beauteous...
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The National quarterly review, ed. by E.I. Sears, Volumes 10-11

Edward Isidore Sears - 1865 - 858 pages
...an angel show You may be sure 'tis she." Here are some rather severe lines upon another beauty : " When Lesbia first I saw, so heavenly fair, With eyes so bright and with that awful air, I thought ray heart would durst so high aspire, As bold as his who snatched celestial tire. But soon as e'er...
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