An occasional (A second-tenth) letter from the Farmer to the free-men of Dublin

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Página 21 - Not the red arm of angry Jove, That flings the thunder from the sky, And gives it rage to roar, and strength to fly. Should the whole frame of nature round him break In ruin and confusion hurl'd, He, unconcern'd, would hear the mighty crack, And stand secure amidst a falling world.
Página 18 - With all the gifts that heav'n and earth impart, The smiles of nature, and the charms of art, While proud oppression in her valleys reigns, And tyranny usurps her happy plains...
Página 18 - As, when the winds their airy quarrel try, Justling from ev'ry quarter of the sky, This way and that the mountain oak they bend, His boughs they shatter, and his branches rend; With leaves and falling mast they spread the ground; The hollow valleys echo to the sound...
Página 21 - HE man refolv'd and fteady to his truft, Inflexible to ill, and obftinately juft, May the rude rabble's infolence defpife, Their fenfelefs clamours and tumultuous cries ; The tyrant's fiercenefs he beguiles, And the ftern brow, and the harfh voice defies, And with fuperior greatnefs fmiles. "Not the rough whirlwind, that deforms Adria's black gulf, and vexes it with ftofhis, The ftubborn virtue of his foul can move ; Nor the red arm...
Página 18 - Eas'd of her load fubjeftion grows more light, ' And poverty looks chearful in thy fight ; Thou mak'ft the gloomy face of nature gay> Giv'ft beauty to the fun, and pleafure to the day. Thee, goddefs, thee...
Página 5 - Take ; while thofe few Nations, who boaft remaining Freedom, are enflaved by their Appetites, and prepared for outward Chains by inward Depravity; while even in Britain, the Terms LIBERTY and PATRIOTISM are fecretly ridiculed as chimerical, as Topics of Speculation rather than Reality ; it is to Inland alone, as to the Heart, where the Animal Spirits, the Vital Heat of Political Nature appear to make their Retreat; from hence I truft to re-expand, to inform their accuftomed Channels, and carry Life...
Página 18 - TRUE Patriotifm is a Flower of a moft tender "*' and delicate Nature. The fine Soil it delights to "** be planted in, the Care and Diligence required in " the Management and Cultivation of it, to bring it *' to Maturity, gives me great Room to fear we rnuft " expeft but a very few Slips of it to adorn even our *' fineft Gardens in this remote frigid Region.
Página 18 - LETTER FROM The FARMER, TO TH .E FREE and INDEPENDENT ELECTORS of the CITY of DUBLIN. DUBLIN : Printed by GEORGE FAULKNER in Effex-ftreet.

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