[Page 208]


1 BEHOLD, my fair, where'er we rove,
2 What dreary prospects round us rise,
3 The naked hill, the leafless grove,
4 The hoary ground, the frowning skies!
5 Nor only through the wasted plain,
6 Stern Winter is thy force confess'd,
7 Still wider spreads thy horrid reign,
8 I feel thy power usurp my breast.
9 Enlivening hope and fond desire,
10 Resign the heart to spleen and care,
11 Scarce frighted love maintains her fire,
12 And rapture saddens to despair.
13 In groundless hope and causeless fear,
14 Unhappy man! behold thy doom,
15 Still changing with the changeful year,
16 The slave of sunshine and of gloom.
17 Tir'd with vain joys, and false alarms,
18 With mental and corporeal strife,
19 Snatch me, my Stella, to thy arms,
20 And screen me from the ills of life.


  • TEI/XML [chunk] (XML - 40K / ZIP - 4.8K) / ECPA schema (RNC - 357K / ZIP - 73K)
  • Plain text [excluding paratexts] (TXT - 795 / ZIP - 650 )

Facsimile (Source Edition)

(Page images digitized from a copy in the Bodleian Library [Harding C 148].)



All Images (PDF - 463K)

About this text

Title (in Source Edition): THE WINTER's WALK.
Themes: love; weather; nature
References: DMI 27591

Text view / Document view

Source edition

Mendez, Moses. A collection of the most esteemed pieces of poetry: that have appeared for several years. With variety of originals, by the late Moses Mendez, Esq; and other contributors to Dodsley's collection. To which this is intended as a supplement. London: printed for Richardson and Urquhart, 1767, p. 208. [8],320p. ; 8⁰. (ESTC T124631; DMI 1073; OTA K099398.000) (Page images digitized from a copy in the Bodleian Library [Harding C 148].)

Editorial principles

The text has been typographically modernized, but without any silent modernization of spelling, capitalization, or punctuation. The source of the text is given and all editorial interventions have been recorded in textual notes. Based on the electronic text originally produced by the TCP project, this ECPA text has been edited to conform to the recommendations found in Level 5 of the Best Practices for TEI in Libraries version 4.0.0.

Other versions of this work