And the veil Spun from the cobweb fashion of the times, To hide the feeling heart?
Mark Akenside, Pleasures of Imagination (published 1744), Book II, line 147.
Seeks painted trifles and fantastic toys, And eagerly pursues imaginary joys.Mark AkensideMark Akenside, The Virtuoso (1737), Stanza 10.
The man forget not, though in rags he lies, And know the mortal through a crown's disguise.Mark AkensideMark Akenside, Epistle to Curio.
Seeks painted trifles and fantastic toys,And eagerly pursues imaginary joys.Mark AkensideThe Virtuoso (1737), Stanza x.
Than Timoleon's arms require,And Tully’s curule chair, and Milton's golden lyre.Mark Akenside"On a Sermon against Glory", Odes on Several Subjects (1745), Stanza ii.
At last the Muses rose, * * * And scattered, * * * as they flew, Their blooming wreaths from fair Valclusa's bowers To Arno's myrtle border.Mark AkensideMark Akenside, Pleasures of the Imagination II, reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 43.
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