A Collection of Poems Volume 4

A Collection of Poems Volume 4

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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. 1758 edition. Excerpt: ...man the laws of heav'n ordain, These goods he grants, who grants the pow'r to gain; With these celestial Wisdom calms the mind, And makes the happiness she does not find. The TEARS of OLD MAY-DAY. LED by the jocund train of vernal hours And vernal airs, uprose the gentle May; Blushing she rose, and blushing rose the flow'rs That sprung spontaneous in the genial ray. Her locks with heav'n's ambrosial dews were bright, And am'rous zephyrs flutter'd on her breast: With ev'ry shifting gleam os morning light The colours shifted of her rainbow vest, Jm Imperial ensigns grac'd her smiling form, A golden key, and golden wand she bore; This charms to peace each sullen eastern storm, And that unlocks the Summer's copious store, Onward in conscious majesty she came, The grateful honours of mankind to taste; To gather fairest wreaths of future fame, And blend fresh triumphs with her glories past. Vain hope! no more in choral bands unite Her virgin vot'ries, and at early dawn, Sacred to May and Love's mysterious rite, Brush the light dew-drops a from the spangled lawn. To her no more Augusta's b wealthy pride Pours the full tribute from Potosi's mine; Nor fresh-blown garlands village maids provide, A purer off'ring, at her rustic shrine. No more the Maypole's verdant height around To Valour's games th' ambitious youth advance; No merry bells and tabors' sprightlier sound Wake the loud carol, and the sportive dance. a Alluding to the country custom of gathering May-dew. b The plate garlands of London. L 4 Sudden Sudden in pensive sadness droop'd her head, Faint on her cheeks the blushing crimson dy'd--O! chaste victorious triumphs, whither fled? "My maiden honours, whither gone?" she cry'd. Ah! once to fame and bright dominion born, The Earth...show more

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  • Paperback | 78 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 154g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236571770
  • 9781236571779