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" With which she calculates, computes and scans All distance, motion, magnitude, and now Measures an atom, and now girds a world? In London ; where has commerce such a mart, So rich, so throng'd, so drain'd, and so supplied, As London— opulent, enlarged,... "
London: Being an Accurate History and Description of the British Metropolis ... - Сторінка 3
автори: David Hughson - 1808
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Guide to London and Neighbourhood

William Collins Sons and Co - 1880
...or gardens. The poet Cowper, in his Task, more than a hundred years ago, appreciatively spoke of " The villas with which London stands begirt, Like a swarth Indian with his belt of beads." We wonder what he would think now of the many houses of this kind which extend, in some directions,...
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A Thousand Thoughts from Various Authors

Arthur B. Davison - 1880 - 374 стор.
...thronged, so drained, and so supplied, As London — opulent, enlarged, and still Increasing London ? Babylon of old Not more the glory of the earth than she, A more accomplished world's chief glory now. Cowper, The Sofa. LONDON. WHEN I consider this great city in...
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The poetical works of William Cowper [ed.] with prefatory notice by E. Hope

William Cowper - 1885
...throng'd, so drain'd, and so supplied, As London, opulent, enlarged, and still Increasing London f Babylon of old Not more the glory of the earth, than she A more accomplish'd world's chief glory now. She has her praise. Now mark a spot or two That so much heauty would do well to purge ; And show this...
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Charles A. Gillig's New Guide to London and Important Suburban Districts

Charles A. Gillig - 1886 - 208 стор.
...appreciate the gentle and loving Cowper, when, more than a century ago," he wrote in the "Task " of " The villas with which London stands begirt, Like a swarth Indian with his belt of beads." The village of Hampstead, long since swallowed up by insatiable demands for more room, was known in...
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The Poetical Works

William Cowper - 1889 - 536 стор.
...thronged, so drained, and so supplied, 720 As London, opulent, enlarged, and still Increasing London ? Babylon of old Not more the glory of the earth than she, A more accomplished world's chief glory now. She has her praise. Now mark a spot or two That so much beauty...
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The Task And Other Poems

William Cowper - 1891
...thronged, so drained, and so supplied, As London, opulent, enlarged, and still Increasing London ? Babylon of old Not more the glory of the earth, than she A more accomplished world's chief glory now She has her praise. Now mark a spot or two That so much beauty...
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With Poet and Player: Essays on Literature and the Stage

William Davenport Adams - 1891 - 228 стор.
...finds philosophy her eagle eye'—' where has commerce such a mart'—he asked, if not in London ? ' Babylon of old Not more the glory of the earth than she, A more accomplished world's chief glory now.' For many poets the chief charm of London has lain in its associations,...
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Practical Rhetoric

John Duncan Quackenbos - 1896 - 477 стор.
...clamors, and so keen their arms. POPE'S Homer. In like manner, Cowper degrades in these lines : — " The villas with which London stands begirt, Like a swarth Indian with his belt of beads." Bombastic Figures. — An error opposite to the last is that of comparing trivial things to others...
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Selections from the Poetical Works of William Cowper

William Cowper - 1898 - 243 стор.
...luxurious city life, 745 Whatever else they smother of true worth In human bosoms, quench it or abate. The villas with which London stands begirt, Like a swarth Indian with his belt of beads, Prove it. A breath of un adulterate air, 750 The glimpse of a green pasture, how they cheer The citizen, and...
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Selections from the Poetical Works of William Cowper

William Cowper - 1898 - 243 стор.
...thronged, so drained, and so supplied, 7*° As London, opulent, enlarged, and still Increasing London ? Babylon of old Not more the glory of the earth than she, A more accomplished world's chief glory now. She has her praise. Now mark a spot or two 725 That so much beauty...
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