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    Hence when lightning fires the arch of heaven, and thunders rock the ground, when furious whirlwinds rend the howling air, and ocean, groaning from his lowest bed, heaves his tempestuous billows to the sky; amid the mighty uproar, while below the nations tremble, Shakespeare looks abroad from some high cliff, superior, and enjoys the elemental war.
    — Mark Akenside
    tags: fire  ocean  war  heaven 
     
    Truth and Good are one; and Beauty dwells in them, and they in her.
    — Mark Akenside
    tags: beauty  truth 
     
    Such and so various are the tastes of men.
    — Mark Akenside
    tags: men 
     
    This was Shakespeare's form ; Who walk'd in every path of human life, Felt every passion ; and to all mankind Doth now, will ever, that experience yield Which his own genius only could acquire.
    — Mark Akenside
    The man forget not, though in rags he lies, And know the mortal through a crown's disguise.
    — Mark Akenside
    tags: men  lies 
     
    Away! Away! Tempt me no more insidious love.
    — Mark Akenside
    Different minds incline to different objects; one pursues the vast alone, the wonderful, the wild; another sighs for harmony and grace, and gentlest beauty.
    — Mark Akenside
    tags: beauty  grace  alone  harmony  mind 
     
    Nor ever yet the melting rainbow's vernal-tinctur'd hues to me have shone so pleasing, as when first the hand of science pointed out the path in which the sun-beams gleaming from the west fall on the watery cloud.
    — Mark Akenside
    tags: path 
     
    SCIENCE! thou fair effusive rayFrom the great source of mental Day,Free, generous, and refin'd!Descend with all thy treasures fraught,Illumine each bewilder'd thought,And bless my labour'g mind.
    — Mark Akenside
    tags: mental  mind 
     
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