I know no subject more elevating, more amazing, more ready to the poetical enthusiasm, the philosophical reflection, and the moral sentiment than the works of nature. Where can we meet such variety, such beauty, such magnificence?
More firm and sure the hand of courage strikes, when it obeys the watchful eye of caution.
Health is the vital principle of bliss, and exercise, of health.
That which makes people dissatisfied with their condition, is the chimerical idea they form of the happiness of others.
There studious let me sit, And hold high converse with the mighty dead.
Forever, Fortune, wilt thou prove An unrelenting foe to love, And, when we meet a mutual heart, Come in between and bid us part?
See, Winter comes to rule the varied world, Sullen and sad.
But yonder comes the powerful King of Day, Rejoicing in the East.
When Britain first, at Heaven's command, Arose from out the azure main, This was the charter of the land, And guardian angels sung this strain: Rule, Britannia, rule the waves; Britons never will be slaves.
Delightful task! to rear the tender thought, To teach the young idea how to shoot.
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