He was, to weet, a little roguish Page, Save Sleep and Play who minded nought at all, Like most the untaught Striplings of his Age. Liberty, The Castle of Indolence, and Other Poems by James Thomson, 9780198127598, available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. Toil was not then. Leigh Hunt, who imitates Thomson in his youthful "The Palace of Pleasure," is one of the few critics who has found something positive to say about the second canto: "We resent the termination of our pleasures, and look upon the reforming knight as a dull and meddling fellow. In Two Cantos. what can this giddy Rout excite? 1797: Rev. Like Gilbert West's On the Abuse of Travelling (1739), another burlesque imitation of the Faerie Queene, the Castle of Indolence is a political allegory, in which the Enchanter can be taken as Sir Robert Walpole disarming the opposition with his blandishments. The Castle hight of Indolence, And its false luxury; Where for a little time, alas! THOMSON'S CASTLE OF INDOLENCE: ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION, 1744: [Salute to Spenser in The Seasons.]. But sure it is, was ne'er a subtler Band Than these same guileful Angel-seeming Sprights, Who thus in Dreams, voluptuous, soft, and bland, Pour'd all th' Arabian Heaven upon our Nights, And bless'd them oft besides with more refin'd Delights. Was Nought around but Images of Rest: Sleep-soothing Groves, and quiet Lawns between; And flowery Beds that slumbrous Influence kest, From Poppies breath'd; and Beds of pleasant Green, Where never yet was creeping Creature seen. Harko Gerrit De Maar: "The archaisms of The Castle of Indolence served as a model for Byron's Spenserian diction, since most of Byron's obsolete words are derived from Thomson rather than from Spenser" History of Modern English Romanticism (1924) 54. The Castle Of Indolence Poem by James Thomson.The castle hight of Indolence, And its false luxury; Where for a little time, alas! Of the superior purity of Thomson's style, in this enchanting production, Mr. Stockdale seems not to be aware. LONDON: Printed for A. MILLAR, over against Catherine-street, in the Strand. the Change! Or are you sportive — Bid the Morn of Youth Rise to new Light, and beam afresh the Days Of Innocence, Simplicity, and Truth; To Cares estrang'd, and Manhood's thorny Ways. Attempted in the Manner of Spencer. James Montgomery: "The quaint yet sweet, the homely yet venerable style in which [the Faerie Queene] is composed has become well known; less, indeed, from the original than from the numerous imitations of it, especially Thomson's Castle of Indolence, a structure of genuine talent, certainly not piled when that 'bard, more fat than bard beseems,' was, where he delighted to he, on the spot itself, though so witchingly framed for voluptuous ease, that the reader is ready to lie down under its influence, — not, however, to sleep" Lectures on General Literature, Poetry, &c. (1833; 1836) 132. After the Manner of Spenser. Strait from the Filth of his low Grub, behold! It will certainly travel as far as Barbadoes. Yet not in thoughtless Slumber were they past: For oft the heavenly Fire, that lay conceal'd Beneath the sleeping Embers, mounted fast, And all its native Light anew reveal'd; Oft as he travers'd the Cerulean Field, And mark'd the Clouds that drove before the Wind, Ten thousand glorious Systems would he build, Ten thousand great Ideas fill'd his Mind; But with the Clouds they fled, and left no Tract behind. "Behold the merry Minstrels of the Morn, The swarming Songsters of the careless Grove, Ten thousand Throats! See her bright Robes the Butterfly unfold, Broke from her wintry Tomb in Prime of May. Written in IMITATION of SPENSER. Dyce (1835; 1866) lxi. A Fable. "What, what, is Virtue, but Repose of Mind? "Come, dwell with us! In imitation of Shenstone's Schoolmistress. 1775: John Tait, The Land of Liberty, an Allegorical Poem. It is equally, and eminently distinguished, by generous, and noble sentiment: and by fertile, and inventive imagination. It was, I ween, a lovely Spot of Ground; And there a Season atween June and May, Half prankt with Spring, with Summer half imbrown'd, A listless Climate made, where, Sooth to say, No living Wight could work, ne cared even for Play. Yea many a Man perdie I could unmask, Whose Desk and Table make a solemn Show, With Tape-ty'd Trash, and Suits of Fools that ask For Place or Pension, laid in decent Row; But These I passen by, with nameless Numbers moe. Even from his Slumbers we Advantage reap: With double Force th' enliven'd Scene he wakes, Yet quits not Nature's Bounds. Other articles where The Castle of Indolence is discussed: English literature: Thomson, Prior, and Gay: In The Castle of Indolence (1748) Thomson’s model is Spenserian, and its wryly developed allegory lauds the virtues of industriousness and mercantile achievement. how shall I for This uprear my moulted Wing? The Castle of Indolence is a poem written by James Thomson, a Scottish poet of the 18th century, in 1748.. So this same limber Page to All performed It. 1767: William Julius Mickle, The Concubine: a Poem. [pp. "Ye Sons Of INDOLENCE, do what you will; And wander where you list, through Hall or Glade: Be no Man's Pleasure for another's staid; Let Each as likes him best his Hours employ, And curs'd be he who minds his Neighbour's Trade! Its neoclassical side is too often forgotten. Here Lethargy, with deadly Sleep opprest, Stretch'd on his Back a mighty Lubbard lay, Heaving his Sides, and snored Night and Day; To stir him from his Traunce it was not eath, And his half-open'd Eyne he shut strait way: He led, I wot, the softest Way to Death, And taught withouten Pain and Strife to yield the Breath. And all this is good poetry. We liv’d right jollily. The poetry of the Castle of Indolence can only be described in poetry" Review of Stockdale, Lectures on the truly eminent English Poets; Edinburgh Review 12 (April 1808) 81. For nearly a hundred lines of the first canto the sleepy music is kept up without the dialect of the Georgian age intruding. Industry triumphs over idleness in an innovative turn on the house poem genre. By James Thomson. A certain Music, never known before, Here lull'd the pensive melancholy Mind; Full easily obtain'd. We liv'd right jollily. 1805: Rev. Edmund Gosse: "In May 1748 was printed the most exquisite of Thomson's productions, the famous poem in Spenserian stanza entitled The Castle of Indolence. 1788: Gavin Turnbull, The Bard, a Poem; in the Manner of Spencer. Nay, there are a few passages where he is actually not far off" History of English Prosody (1906-10) 2:462-63. 1758: Anonymous, [Additional Stanza for the Castle of Indolence]. Noté /5. 48: Other editions - View all. This companion volume to James Thomson's The Seasons completes the Oxford English Texts edition of his works and provides for the first time a critical text of all the poems with commentary. A Place here was, deep, dreary, under Ground; Where still our Inmates, when unpleasing grown, Diseas'd, and loathsome, privily were thrown. Angels of Fancy and of Love, be near, And o'er the Blank of Sleep diffuse a Bloom! With him was sometimes join'd, in silent Walk, (Profoundly silent, for they never spoke) One shyer still, who quite detested Talk: Oft, stung by Spleen, at once away he broke, To Groves of Pine, and broad o'ershadowing Oak; There, inly thrill'd, he wander'd all alone, And on himself his pensive Fury wroke, Ne ever utter'd Word, save when first shone The glittering Star of Eve — "Thank Heaven! Here whilom ligg'd th' ESOPUS of the Age; But call'd by Fame, in Soul ypricked deep, A noble Pride restor'd him to the Stage, And rous'd him like a Gyant from his Sleep. 1748: The Castle of Indolence. Cheyne recounts his own medical history in ‘The Author’s Case’, the final section of The English Malady. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. 1807: Rev. Samuel Bowden to Mr. R—l: "I have lately read over Thomson's Castle of Indolence; and tho' there are a great many fine sentiments in it, I think he seems, sometimes, to have nodded in his own palace" 1749 ca. The Castle of Indolence: An Allegorical Poem. Bibliographic Details; Main Author: Thomson, James, 1700-1748. Alas! This Rite perform'd, All inly pleas'd and still, Withouten Tromp, was Proclamation made. Edition Notes Series Oxford English texts Other Titles Liberty, Castle of indolence, and other poems. Achetez neuf ou d'occasion Why? ---. Robert Shiels? We liv'd right jollity. Canto I. 1: Section 2. To lose the present, gain the future Age, Praised to be when you can hear no more, And much enrich'd with Fame when useless worldly Store. And up the Hills, on either Side, a Wood Of blackening Pines, ay waving to and fro, Sent forth a sleepy Horror through the Blood; And where this Valley winded out, below, The murmuring Main was heard, and scarcely heard, to flow. Of all the gentle Tenants of the Place, There was a Man of special grave Remark: A certain tender Gloom o'erspred his Face, Pensive not sad, in Thought involv'd not dark, As soot this Man could sing as Morning-Lark, And teach the noblest Morals of the Heart: But These his Talents were ybury'd stark; Of the fine Stores he Nothing would impart, Which or boon Nature gave, or Nature-painting Art. The fingering of the stanza, in the First Part of the Castle of Indolence especially, is nearly faultless: it is the inferiority of the lexicon that, whenever the subject admits of it, prevents Thomson from coming quite close to his master. In the first part, at least, he has realized the idea of perfect poetry. Such the gay Splendor, the luxurious State, Of Caliphs old, who on the Tygris' Shore, In mighty Bagdat, populous and great, Held their bright Court, where was of Ladies store; And Verse, Love, Music still the Garland wore: When Sleep was coy, the Bard, in Waiting there, Chear'd the lone Midnight with the Muse's Lore; Composing Music bade his Dreams be fair, And Music lent new Gladness to the Morning Air. what Hand can touch the Strings so fine? W. Davenport Adams: "The poet, it may be added, was probably indebted not only to Tasso, but to Alexander Barclay's Castle of Labour, and to a poem by [Joseph] Mitchell on Indolence" Dictionary of English Literature (1878) 120. how they dash along from Wall to Wall; At every Door, hark! To Noontide Shades incontinent he ran, Where purls the Brook with Sleep-inviting Sound; Or when Dan Sol to slope his Wheels began, Amid the Broom he bask'd him on the Ground, Where the wild Thyme and Camomil are found: There would he linger, till the latest Ray Of Light sat trembling on the Welkin's Bound: Then homeward through the twilight Shadows stray, Sauntring and slow. Not Titian's Pencil e'er could so array, So fleece with Clouds the pure Etherial Space; Ne could it e'er such melting Forms display, As loose on flowery Beds all languishingly lay. I think it has the advantage of the Minstrel of Beattie, by being of more general application and utility" The Port Folio 4 (15 September 1804) 289. by John Wilson. A poem in Spenserian stanzas by J. Thomson (1700–48), published 1748. For why? A Bard here dwelt, more fat than Bard beseems; Who void of Envy, Guile, and Lust of Gain, On Virtue still, and Nature's pleasing Themes, Pour'd forth his unpremeditated Strain, The World forsaking with a calm Disdain: Here laugh'd he careless in his easy Seat, Here quaff'd encircled with the joyous Train; Oft moralizing sage; his Ditty sweet He loathed much to write, ne cared to repeat. By James Thomson. To retrace our boyish Plays, Our easy Bliss, when each Thing joy supply'd: The Woods, the Mountains, and the warbling Maze Of the wild Brooks — But, fondly wandering wide, My Muse, resume the Task that yet doth thee abide. We liv'd right jollily. The World by them is parcel'd out in Shares, When in the Hall of Smoak they Congress hold, And the sage Berry sun-burnt Mocha bears Has clear'd their inward Eye: then, smoak-enroll'd, Their Oracles break forth mysterious as of old. to heap up Estate, Losing the Days you see beneath the Sun; When, sudden, comes blind unrelenting Fate, And gives th' untasted Portion you have won, With ruthless Toil, and many a Wretch undone, To Those who mock you gone to Pluto's Reign, There with sad Ghosts to pine, and Shadows dun: But sure it is of Vanities most vain, To toil for what you here untoiling may obtain." The Lad leap'd lightly at his Master's Call. Canto I. Shortly before the wedding, however, Conrad is crushed to death by a gigantic helmet that falls on him from above. Ah! Preview this book » What people are saying - Write a review. John Moultrie, The Witch of the North. Then taking his black Staff he call'd his Man, And rous'd himself as much as rouse himself he can. 1791: Anonymous, War, an Imitation of Spencer. What youthful Bride can equal her Array? "Here nought but Candour reigns, indulgent Ease, Good-natur'd Lounging, Sauntering up and down: They who are pleas'd themselves must always please; On Others' Ways they never squint a Frown, Nor heed what haps in Hamlet or in Town. Carlos Wilcox, The Religion of Taste. It is pronounced exactly like an s, and should be read as such. 1801: Leigh Hunt, The Palace of Pleasure; an Allegorical Poem. London: printed for A. Millar, 1748. According to the Nuttall Encyclopedia, the Castle of Indolence is "a place in which the dwellers live amid luxurious delights, to the enervation of soul and body." You choose either Dark Crystal, Tallum, Nightmare, or Majestic and then you randomly receive either a design or a recipe for the helm, boot, glove of the type you chose. From Mead to Mead with gentle Wing to stray, From Flower to Flower on balmy Gales to fly, Is all she has to do beneath the radiant Sky. It certainly contains as good poetry as any he wrote; and the tone of Spenser is charmingly imitated, with an arch but delighted reverence" Selections from English Authors, in Works (1854) 3:14, 15. But not even Pleasure to Excess is good, What most elates then sinks the Soul as low; When Spring-Tide joy pours in with copious Flood, The higher still th' exulting Billows flow, The farther back again they flagging go, And leave us groveling on the dreary Shore: Taught by this Son of joy, we found it so; Who, whilst he staid, kept in a gay Uproar Our madden'd Castle all, th' Abode of Sleep no more. As when in Prime of June a burnish'd Fly, Sprung from the Meads, o'er which he sweeps along, Chear'd by the breathing Bloom and vital Sky, Tunes up amid these airy Halls his Song, Soothing at first the gay reposing Throng: And oft he sips their Bowl; or nearly drown'd, He, thence recovering, drives their Beds among, And scares their tender Sleep, with Trump profound; Then out again he flies, to wing his mazy Round. He is indeed the eldest born of Spenser, and he has often confessed that if he had any thing excellent in poetry, he owed it to the inspiration he first received from reading the Fairy Queen, in the very early part of his life" Lives of the Poets (1753) 1:99, 5:217. The opening stanzas are more like the work of Keats than any other verse which the eighteenth century has given us, and in their music there is less of the dull undertone of the conventional manner of the age than anywhere else, except in the finest lines of Gray and Collins. John Pinkerton: "The fact is, that the poem on which the future celebrity of Thomson will be founded is, by a strange fatality, almost totally neglected in this day. William Lyon Phelps: "In 1748 appeared by far the best poem of the whole Spenserian school, The Castle of Indolence, by James Thomson. Here Freedom reign'd, without the least Alloy; Nor Gossip's Tale, nor ancient Maiden's Gall, Nor saintly Spleen durst murmur at our joy, And with envenom'd Tongue our Pleasures pall. 1817: David Longworth, The Progress of Society: a Poem. 1748: [Additional Stanza for the Castle of Indolence]. The Castle of Indolence: An Allegorical Poem, https://en.wikisource.org/w/index.php?title=The_Castle_of_Indolence&oldid=5576296, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Thomas Gray to Thomas Wharton: "there is a Poem by Thompson, the Castle of Indolence, with some good stanzas in it" June 1748; Poems of Mr. Gray, ed. It was a Fountain of Nepenthe rare: Whence, as Dan HOMER sings, huge Pleasaunce grew, And sweet Oblivion of vile earthly Care; Fair gladsome waking Thoughts, and joyous Dreams more fair. They sit, they loll, turn o'er some idle Rhyme; Then, rising sudden, to the Glass they go, Or saunter forth, with tottering Step and slow: This soon too rude an Exercise they find; Strait on the Couch their Limbs again they throw, Where Hours on Hours they sighing lie reclin'd, And court the vapoury God soft-breathing in the Wind. Thrice happy he! This Globe pourtray'd the Race of learned Men, Still at their Books, and turning o'er the Page, Backwards and forwards: oft they snatch the Pen, As if inspir'd, and in a Thespian Rage; Then write, and blot, as would your Ruth engage. By James Thomson. who without Rigour saves." The castle of Indolence : an allegorical poem : Written in imitation of Spenser / By James Thompson. True Golden Age indeed! with soft Perdition please: Entangled deep in its enchanting Snares, The listening Heart forgot all Duties and all Cares. The castle of indolence : an allegorical poem. Retrouvez Liberty, the Castle of Indolence, and Other Poems (Oxford English Texts) by Kroonm Thompson (2001-12-11) et des millions de livres en stock sur Amazon.fr. 1797: Anna Laetitia Barbauld, To Mr. C—ge. The text presented here makes use of the long ess (ſ) to preserve Thomson's original orthography. Thomas Campbell: "a poem in which there appears an immaculate simplicity, which he had not attained in his Seasons. 1805: Mary Tighe, Psyche; or, the Legend of Love. Then would a splendid City rise to View, With Carts, and Cars, and Coaches roaring all: Wide-pour'd abroad behold the prowling Crew; See! 1820: Percy Bysshe Shelley, Letter to [Maria Gisborne]. But the most significant area of comparison is between the texts’ confessional allegorical elements. A pleasing Land of Drowsy-hed it was: Of Dreams that wave before the half-shut Eye; And of gay Castles in the Clouds that pass, For ever flushing round a Summer-Sky: There eke the soft Delights, that witchingly Instil a wanton Sweetness through the Breast, And the calm Pleasures always hover'd nigh; But whate'er smack'd of Noyance, or Unrest, Was far far off expell'd from this delicious Nest. Another Guest there was, of Sense refin'd, Who felt each Worth, for every Worth he had; Serene yet warm, humane yet firm his Mind, As little touch'd as any Man's with Bad: Him through their inmost Walks the Muses lad, To him the sacred Love of Nature lent, And sometimes would he make our Valley glad; Whenas we found he would not here be pent, To him the better Sort this friendly Message sent. The Castle hight of Indolence, And its false Luxury; Where for a little Time, alas! 1810: E. E. S., The Author. Liberty ; The castle of indolence, and other poems This edition was published in 1986 by Clarendon in Oxford. A narrative allegory, in 77 + 81 Spenserian stanzas, with a glossary. The Demon INDOLENCE threats Overthrow To All that to Mankind is good and dear: Come, PHILOMELUS! Far from the Light of Heaven, they languish'd there, Unpity'd uttering many a bitter Groan; For of these Wretches taken was no Care: Fierce Fiends, and Hags of Hell, their only Nurses were. 1825: Thomas Pringle, The Valley of Human Life. "With me, you need not rise at early Dawn, To pass the joyless Day in various Stounds: Or, louting low, on upstart Fortune fawn, And sell fair Honour for some paltry Pounds; Or through the City take your dirty Rounds, To cheat, and dun, and lye, and Visit pay, Now flattering base, now giving secret Wounds; Or proul in Courts of Law for human Prey, In venal Senate thieve, or rob on broad High-way. Countess of Hertford to Lady Luxborough: "I conclude you will read Mr. Thomson's Castle of Indolence: it is after the manner of Spenser; but I think he does not always keep so close to his style as the author of the School-Mistress [Shenstone], whose name I never knew until you were so good as to inform me of it, — I believe the Castle of Indolence will afford you much entertainment; there are many pretty paintings in it; but I think the wizard song deserves a preference: 'He needs no muse who dictates from the heart'" 15 May 1748; in Moulton, Library of Literary Criticism (1901-05) 3:263. The text presented here makes use of the long ess (ſ) to preserve Thomson's original orthography. But here, instead, soft Gales of Passion play, And gently stir the Heart, thereby to form A quicker Sense of joy; as Breezes stray Across th' enliven'd Skies, and make them still more gay. 1771: Henry Mackenzie, The Old Batchelor. Their only Labour was to kill the Time; And Labour dire it is, and weary Woe. 1827: John G. C. Brainard, The Money Diggers. The thoughts are vigorous; the pictures glowing, and diversified; the language florid, and harmonious. Wide o'er this ample Court's blank Area, With all the Lodges that thereto pertain'd, No living Creature could be seen to stray; While Solitude, and perfect Silence reign'd: So that to think you dreamt you almost was constrain'd. URL: http://name.umdl.umich.edu/004795207.0001.000: How to cite: For suggestions on citing this text, please see Citing the TCP on the Text Creation Partnership website. A Caledonian: "It is never languid nor uninteresting, though of considerable length, and wrote in a stanza which is not always favourable to energy or animation. the wretched Thrall Of bitter-dropping Sweat, of sweltry Pain, Of Cares that eat away thy Heart with Gall, And of the Vices, an inhuman Train, That all proceed from savage Thirst of Gain: For when hard-hearted Interest first began To poison Earth, Astraea left the Plain; Guile, Violence, and Murder seiz'd on Man; And, for soft milky Streams, with Blood and Rivers ran. Find more information about: OCLC Number: 3382361: Description: xix, 80,  pages 18 cm: Responsibility: Introd. Le Château d'Indolence [N 1], poème allégorique, écrit en imitation de Spenser (The Castle of Indolence, An Allegorical Poem, Written in imitation of Spenser en anglais) est un poème de James Thomson (1700-1748) paru en 1748. The Castle of Indolence served as a reintroduction of Spenserian stanza, and inspired other poets, including Lord Byron, William Wordsworth, Washington Irving and John Keats. New Monthly Magazine: "The Castle of Indolence has never been so popular as his Seasons, doubtless because of its allegory; but, as a poetical composition, it is as much superior to the other poems of Thomson as the Schoolmistress of Shenstone is to the rest of his meagre and uninteresting performances" 11 (May 1819) 327. 1771: Henry Mackenzie, The Old Maid, after the same Manner. It should not be confused with f. Because of the sheer volume of archaisms and obsolete terminology in this work, such words have been linked to Wiktionary in grey. Yet in the second part, as we have it, what inimitable stanzas are found! what can it be? William Shenstone to Lady Luxborough: "I receiv'd yesterday the Castle of Indolence. 1762: Rev. As when a Shepherd of the Hebrid-Isles, Plac'd far amid the melancholy Main, (Whether it be lone Fancy him beguiles; Or that aerial Beings sometimes deign To stand, embodied, to our Senses plain) Sees on the naked Hill, or Valley low, The whilst in Ocean Phoebus dips his Wain, A vast Assembly moving to and fro: Then all at once in Air dissolves the wondrous Show. let us instant go, O'erturn his Bowers, and lay his Castle low! Nor be forgot a Tribe, who minded Nought (Old Inmates of the Place) but State-Affairs: They look'd, perdie, as if they deeply thought; And on their Brow sat every Nation's Cares. Those Men, those wretched Men! The castle of indolence an allegorical poem. They were in Sooth a most enchanting Train, Even feigning Virtue; skilful to unite With Evil Good, and strew with Pleasure Pain. who will be Slaves, Must drink a bitter wrathful Cup of Woe: But some there be, thy Song, as from their Graves, Shall raise. 1800: Thomas Dermody, The Cave of Ignorance, in Two Cantos. He is equally happy in adopting his old, and great master, Spenser's versification; and his allegorical scenes, and characters. The poem is a curious mixture of romantic melancholy and slippered mirth, of descriptive passages which rise into a clear Aeolian melody, and portraits of real people sketched in the laughter of a gentle caricature. A Penny saved is a Penny got: Firm to this scoundrel Maxim keepeth he, Ne of its Rigour will he bate a jot, Till it has quench'd his Fire, and banished his Pot. Where Indolence (for ſo the Wizard hight) Cloſe-hid his Caſtle mid embowering Trees, That half ſhut out the Beams of Phœbus bright, And made a Kind of checker'd Day and Night. that, from the flowering Thorn, Hymn their good GOD, and carol sweet of Love, Such grateful kindly Raptures them emove: They neither plough, nor sow; ne, fit for Flail, E'er to the Barn the nodding Sheaves they drove; Yet theirs each Harvest dancing in the Gale, Whatever crowns the Hill, or smiles along the Vale. This done, right fain, Sir Porter sat him down, and turn'd to Sleep again. 1748: The Castle of Indolence: Advertisement. ToI Blueprint 1-13 – Need complete set to turn in to Warehouse Keeper Walderal. Sign up for free; Log in; The seasons; with The castle of indolence Item Preview remove-circle Share or Embed This Item. Whose soft Dominion o'er this Castle sways, And all the widely-silent Places round, Forgive me, if my trembling Pen displays What never yet was sung in mortal Lays. George Crabbe, The Birth of Flattery. By James Thomson by Thomson, James (ISBN: 9781379837008) from Amazon's Book Store. On reflection, however, we see that the fault is not his, but our own; that we should wake up in a far worse manner, if Sir Industry did not rouse us. Castle of Indolence. Written in imitation of Spenser. Written in imitation of Spenser. The Castle of Indolence has been thought his best poem, because the style was imitated from that of Spenser. Behoves no more, But sidelong, to the gently-waving Wind, To lay the well-tun'd Instrument reclin'd; From which, with airy flying Fingers light, Beyond each mortal Touch the most refin'd, The God of Winds drew Sounds of deep Delight: Whence, with just Cause, The Harp of Aeolus it hight. The Castle hight of Indolence, And its false Luxury; Where for a little Time, alas! with Belly monstrous round, For ever fed with watery Supply; For still he drank, and yet he still was dry. Who up the lofty Diapasan roll Such sweet, such sad, such solemn Airs divine, Then let them down again into the Soul? Retrouvez The Castle of Indolence: An Allegorical Poem. 1819: John Keats, [Stanzas to Charles Armitage Brown.]. Search Metadata Search text contents Search TV news captions Search archived websites Advanced Search. too late, as shall eftsoons be shewn. 1802: William Wordsworth, Stanzas written in my Pocket-Copy of Thomson's Castle of Indolence. Thomas Denton, The House of Superstition. A pure ethereal Calm! artful Phantoms, no! "The Best of Men have ever lov'd Repose: They hate to mingle in the filthy Fray; Where the Soul sowrs, and gradual Rancour grows, Imbitter'd more from peevish Day to Day. 1796: Gregory Lewis Way, The Road to Paradise. Richard Polwhele, Sir Aaron; or, the Flights of Fanaticism. But if, alas! Good Lord! Hill (1905) 3:293-94. What Transport! we cannot Three persuade, To lie content beneath our peaceful Dome, Ne ever more to quit our quiet Glade; Yet when at last thy Toils, but ill apaid, Shall dead thy Fire, and damp its Heavenly Spark, Thou wilt be glad to seek the Rural Shade, There to indulge the Muse, and Nature mark: We then a Lodge for Thee will rear in HAGLEY-PARK." 1-39] [Continue]. There was but One great Rule for All; To wit, That each should work his own Desire, And eat, drink, study, sleep, as it may fall, Or melt the Time in Love, or wake the Lyre, And carol what, unbid, the Muses might inspire. O mortal Man, who livest here by Toil, Do not complain of this thy hard Estate; That like an Emmet thou must ever moil, Is a sad Sentence of an ancient Date: And, certes, there is for it Reason great; For, though sometimes it makes thee weep and wail, And curse thy Star, and early drudge and late, Withouten That would come an heavier Bale, Loose Life, unruly Passions, and Diseases pale. 1755: Cornelius Arnold, The Mirror. Fast and free shipping free returns cash on … Who can with Her for easy Pleasure vie? 1748: Richard Owen Cambridge, Archimage, a Poem written in imitation of Spencer, and descriptive of the Author and four of his Boat's Crew. Written in Imitation of Speuser et des millions de livres en stock sur Amazon.fr. A. Millar, 1748 - 81 pages. THE CASTLE OF INDOLENCE: AN ALLEGORICAL POEM. The Castle hight of Indolence, And its false Luxury; Where for a little Time, alas! Access: Full text online. 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