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In Bowre and Field he sought, where any tuft Of Grove or Garden-Plot more pleasant lay, Thir tendance or Plantation for delight, By Fountain or by shadie Rivulet He sought them both, but wish'd his hap might find EVE separate, he wish'd, but not with hope Of what so seldom chanc'd, when to his wish, Beyond his hope, EVE separate he spies, Veild in a Cloud of Fragrance, where she stood, Half spi'd, so thick the Roses bushing round About her glowd, oft stooping to support Each Flour of slender stalk, whose head though gay Carnation, Purple, Azure, or spect with Gold, Hung drooping unsustaind, them she upstaies Gently with Mirtle band, mindless the while, Her self, though fairest unsupported Flour, From her best prop so farr, and storn so nigh.
But the divinity had lost the use of them altogether; and while Kory-Kory was trying to prop it up, placing a stick between it and the pi-pi, the monster fell clumsily to the ground, and would have infallibly have broken its neck had not Kory-Kory providentially broken its fall by receiving its whole weight on his own half-crushed back.
Immediately she shrunk back, kicked me in the face with her toes, and turned me neck and prop out of the room.
Kim burst into a flood of tears, protesting that the lama was his father and his mother, that he was the prop of the lama's declining years, and that the lama would die without his care.
A length of his own infallible fishing line was twisted and tightened twice round his throat and then twice round the wooden prop behind him.
Look at my scarlet pompons, and the wind blowing your skirts about, and the ground so hard that not a prop will stick in, and then the carriage having to go out, when I had counted on having Powell, who--give every one their due--does tie up dahlias properly.
His eyes were not hidden now; they needed no eyeglass to prop them open; large with fury, they started from the livid mask.
It took away my one prop, my one stay, that prospect of immediate measures which alone preserved in me such coolness as I had retained until now.
exclaimed the Emperor of Galilee, smashing his pot in order to prop up his table.
I would hide her spectacles in it, and lay it on top of the clothes-basket and prop it up invitingly open against her tea-pot.
Dear Anne -- spelled -- with -- an -- E," wrote Phil, "I must prop my eyelids open long enough to write you.
He shook his fist angrily at the gleaming eyes, and began securely to prop his moccasins before the fire.