The Children of Thespis; A Poem

The Children of Thespis; A Poem

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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. 1792 edition. Excerpt: ...paid to the cause of a crime, To woe that's unmeasur'd, and grief that's sublime: But if they're caI'd forth on each trivial occasion, Their worth is no more, and they lose their persuasion; Then Ridicule laughs at the tears as they roll, To tell us the man has---a halflfinis_h'd soul; With adropsical brain, which his fancy dispenses, To drown his perception, his reason, and senses; That makes his high judgment for ever caught napping, And which ne'er can have ease but by constantly tapping, Tho' his Ho'1'sPU It's an excellent critical sop, His BELLAMY stalks but a solemnized fop: As CLARINDA steps back with aface fraught with wonder, When he s'ues her for pity in accents of thunder. Tho' his strong understanding is blestwith profundity, His face mars its force by a stupid rotundity; It was firm'd to accomplish less amiable uses, And wins, by a smile, every maid--but the Muses; To fastuous for exquisite pa: sion's digression, 'Too fair for zthero, too round for expression; Like a beggar at law, whom no barrister blesses, His mind lacks an agent to plead its distresses; ' an 01-' 'rr-n: s'rrs. r33 1!-_---_-?-----_: _: ' All his musclesirebel 'gainst_ judicious cont-roul, And his face gives the.lie toa sensible soul. His fears to do less than enough, never quit him, JHis clothes in the gentleman ne'er seem to fit him: With rant he too often disgusts thebeholders, And otfiends by continually writhing his shoulders. But his faults like the stones.of the-pavement decay, When quick-dropping springs wear the surface away. He has gain'd, as a fence 'g-ainst thesorrows of life, An' excellent frieiid in an elegant wife; By Youuo's sober Night T bougbts he perfects each...show more

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  • Paperback | 58 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 122g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236871855
  • 9781236871855