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If you meant thus to torture, O why did your eyes Once express so much fondness, and sweetly surprise ? By their lustre inflam'd, I could never believe, As they shed such mild influence, they e'er would deceive.
But, alas! like the pilgrim bewilder'd in night, Who perceives a false splendour at distance invite, O'erjoyed hastens on, pursues it, and dies, A like ruin attends me if away Nancy flies,"
p. 715. Hearts of Oak.—Boswell, in his visit to Corsica, says that the Corsicans requested him to sing them an English song, and he sang them Hearts of Oak. "Never did I see men so delighted with a song as the Corsicans were with Hearts of Oak. * Cuore di querco,' cried they, ' Bravo, Inglese.' It was quite a joyous riot. I fancied myself to be a recruiting sea-officer—I fancied all my chorus of Corsicans aboard the British fleet."—Croker's edit, of Boswell's Life of Johnson, x, 233.

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