The Cambridge Tart; Epigrammatic and Satiric-Poetical Effusions by Cantabs, Dedicated by Socius

The Cambridge Tart; Epigrammatic and Satiric-Poetical Effusions by Cantabs, Dedicated by Socius

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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. 1823 edition. Excerpt: ...in splendour look weak. Yet I will not despair, for a magnet I'll find, The greatest that Africa's mines may conceal; This present is suited so well to her mind, That no doubt 'twill attract her whose heart is of steel!! WRITTEN AT CLARE-HALL, CAMBRIDGE, UPON THE DEATH OF THE REV. DR. CHARLES MORGAN, MASTER OF THAT COLLEGE WHO DIED 1736. Where free from sense, intrench'd in earth no more The soul embodied, gains its native shore: Where truth's uncloying banquet, ever new, Opens the depth of science to its view; No longer on the verge it darkly strays, But mystic nature from within surveys; Nor wants the telescopic glass to trace God's power, and wisdom, thro' the boundless space; Where doubts no more, nor mysteries confine; Its power enlarged, its nature all divine, --He's gone--and there erects his deathless head--How vain our sorrow which lament him dead?--Where Clarke, Boyle, Newton, each exalted mind, Each, while on earth, who dignified their kind--Immortal now, with full fruition blest, See truth in native beauty stands confest. While some, contemplative their charms admire, The good supreme their rational desire: Others, as erst, in sweetest converse join; For purest friendship dwells in breasts divine: Sudden, a venerable shade is seen Of mildest dignity, and front serene: TV august assembly rise--see Clarke attend, Joyful, to welcome first his much-loved friend: Hail thou! whose presence joys the sons of God; Who, pious, have the paths of science trod. Behold for thee, on Newton's own right hand, For thee prepared, that throne of glory stand: 'Twas thine, exhalted genius! to disdain, With just contempt, the breath of mortal fame; To nobler beings are thy praises known, Where Truth and Newton worlds unumber'd own. THE MERRY ANDREW BY MATT....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
  • 1236577124
  • 9781236577122