Mark Akenside (November 9, 1721 – June 23, 1770) was an English poet and physician.
Mark Akenside, The Virtuoso (1737), Stanza 10.
And the veil Spun from the cobweb fashion of the times, To hide the feeling heart?
hypocrisy, veil, cobweb, fashion, times, hide, feeling, heart
The man forget not, though in rags he lies, And know the mortal through a crown's disguise.
man, forget, rags, lies, know, mortal, crown's, disguise
Seeks painted trifles and fantastic toys,And eagerly pursues imaginary joys.
Seeks, painted, trifles, fantastic, eagerly, pursues, imaginary, joys
Such and so various are the tastes of men.
various, tastes, men
The man forget not, though in rags he lies,And know the mortal through a crown's disguise.
man, forget, rags, liesAnd, know, mortal, crown's, disguise
Than Timoleon's arms require,And Tully’s curule chair, and Milton's golden lyre.
arms, chair, Milton's, golden, lyre
At last the Muses rose, * * * And scattered, * * * as they flew, Their blooming wreaths from fair Valclusa's bowers To Arno's myrtle border.
last, Muses, rose, scattered, flew, blooming, wreaths, fair, bowers
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