The Cabinet of Poetry; Containing the Best Entire Pieces to Be Found in the Works of the British Poets Volume 4

The Cabinet of Poetry; Containing the Best Entire Pieces to Be Found in the Works of the British Poets Volume 4

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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. 1808 edition. Excerpt: Yon citron grove, whenee first in fear we came, Droops its fair honours to the conquering flame: Far fly the swains, like us, in deep despair, And leave to ruffian bands their fleecy care. Secander. Unhappy land, whose blessings tempt the sword, In vain, unheard, thou call'st thy Persian lord 1 In vain thou court'st him, helpless to thine aid, To shield the shepherd, and protect the maid! Far off, in thoughtless indolence resign'd, Soft dreams of love and pleasure sooth his mind, 'Midst fair sultanas lost in idle joy, No wars alarm him, and no fears annoy. Agib. Yet these green hills, in summer's sultry heat, Have lent the monarch oft a cool retreat. Sweet to the sight is Zabran's flowery plain, And once by maids, and shepherds lov'd in vain I No more the virgins shall delight to rove By Sargis banks, or Irvvan's shady grove, On Tarkie's mountain catch the cooling gale, Or breathe the sweets of Aly's flowery vale.. Fair scenes! but, ah! no more with peace possest, With ease alluring, and-with plenty blest. No more the shepherd's whitening tents appear, Nor the kind products of a bounteous year; No more the date, with snowy blossoms crown'd! But ruin spreads her baleful fires around. Secander. In vain Circassia boasts her spicy groves, For ever fam'd for pure and happy loves; In vain she boasts her fairest of the fair, Their eyes' blue languish, and their golden hair! Those eyes in tears their fruitless grief must send j Those hairs the Tartar's cruel hand shall rend. Agib. Ye Georgian swains, that piteous learn from far Circassia's ruin and the waste of war; Some weightier arms than crooks and staffs prepare. To shield your harvests, and defend your fair: The Turk and Tartar like designs pursue, Fix'd to destroy, and stedfast to undo. more

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  • Paperback | 182 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 336g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236565541
  • 9781236565549