The Buccaneer, and Other Poems

The Buccaneer, and Other Poems

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1844 edition. Excerpt: ...reap the harvest, e'er the ground they sow. The world's reversed, boy-politicians spout, And age courts youth, lest youth should turn him out. The child is grown as cautious as three score; Admits, on proof, that two and two are four. He to no aimless energies gives way; No little fairy visions round him play: He builds no towering castles in the sky, Longing to climb, his bosom beating high; Is told that fancy leads but to destroy; You have five senses; follow them my boy! If feeling wakes, his parents' fears are such, They cry, " Don't, dearest, you will feel too much." Does Time speak truth? I think so. Let us take A single passion, for example sake. They talk of love, or rather, once they did, When I was young: I'm told 'tis now forbid; That love, with ghosts, is banished clean away, And heads well crammed, the system of the day; That should you beg a maid her ear incline To your true love, she bids you love define; Then talks of Dugaid Stewart and of Brown, And with philosophy quite puts you down; On mood synthetical, analysis, Descants awhile.---Most metaphysic Miss! Who'd win thee, must not like a lover look, But grave philosopher, and woo by book. Gaze on her face, and swear her eyes are stars;--She talks of Venus, Jupiter and Mars. Speak of the moon;--its phases and eclipse How caused, you hear from learned and ruby lips. Vow you will pour your heart out like 2. Hood: ---She treats on venous and arterial blood; Drives you half mad, then talks of motive nerve, And nerves of sense, how they their purpose serve, And how expression to the face impart, How all important to the painter's art, Then wonders that our eyes had seen so well Before we read about their nerves in Bell: Thus, for 1ove's mazes, leads you round more

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  • Paperback | 36 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236918444
  • 9781236918444