The Bee, a Selection of Poetry from Approved Authors

The Bee, a Selection of Poetry from Approved Authors

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1822 edition. Excerpt: ... unreprov'd. Nor thence partakes Fresh pleasure only; for th' attentive mind, By this harmonious action on her pow'rs, Becomes herself harmonious; wont so oft In outward things to meditate the charm Of sacred order, soon she seeks at home, To find a kindred order to exert Within herself this elegance of love, This fair inspir'd delight: her temper'd pow'rs Refine at length, and ev'ry passion wears A chaster, milder, more attractive mien. But if to ampler prospects, if to gaze On Nature's form, where, negligent of all These lesser graces, she assum.es the port Of that eternal Majesty that weigh'd The world.s foundations, if to these the mind Exalts her daring eye; then mightier far Will be the change, and nobler. Would the forms Of servile custom cramp her gen'roiis pow'rs, Would sordid policies, the barb'rous growth Of ignorance and rapine, bow her down To tame pursuits, to indolence and fear? Lo! she appeals to Nature, to the winds And rolling waves, the sun's unwearied course, The elements and seasons all declare For what th' Eternal Maker has ordain'd The pow'rs of man: we feel within ourselves His energy divine: he tells the heart, He meant, he made us to behold and love What he beholds and loves, the general orb Of life and being; to be great like him, Beneficent and active. Thus the men Whom nature's works can charm, with God him-self Hold converse; grow familiar day by day, With his conceptions; act upon his plan; And form to his the relish of their souls. ECONOMY OF PROVIDENCE. BY THE SAME. Inhabitant of earth, to whom is giv'n The gracious ways of Providence to learn, Receive my sayings with a stedfast ear Know then, the sovereign Spirit of the world, Though self-collected from eternal time, The bounds of true felicity complete; Yet by...show more

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  • Paperback | 46 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 100g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236565886
  • 9781236565884