The Complete Works of Lord Byron Including His Suppressed Poems and Others Never Before Published Volume . 2
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. 1840 edition. Excerpt: ...verse herself inspires: This fact in Virtue's name let Crabbe ' attest; Though nature's sternest painter, yet the best._ And here let Shee '' and Genius find a place, Whose pen and pencil yield an equal grace; To guide whose hand the sister arts combine, And trace the poet's or the painter's line; Whose magic touch can bid the canvass glow, Or pour the easy rhyme's harmonious flow; While honours, doubly merited, attend The poet's rival, but the painter's friend. Blest is the man who dares approach the bower Where dwelt the muses at their natal hour; Whose steps have press'd, whose eye has mark'd afar, The clime that nursed the sons of song and war, The scenes which glory still must hover o'er, Her place of birth, her own Achaian shore. But doubly blest is he whose heart expands With hallow'd feelings for those classic lands; Who rends the veil of ages long gone by, And views their remnants with a poet's eye. Wright! '' 't was thy happy lot at once to view Those shores of glory, and to sing them too; And sure no common muse inspired thy pen To hail the land of gods and godlike men. v And you, associate bards! '' who snatch'd to light Those gems too long withheld from modern sight; Whose mingling taste combined to cull the wreath Vfiiere Attic flowers Aonian odours' breathe, And all their renovated fragrance flung, !' I i To grace the beauties of your native tongue; Now let those minds, that nobly could transfuse The glorious spirit of the Grecian muse, Though soft the echo, scorn a borrow'd tone: Resign Achaia's lyre, and strike your own. Let these, or such as these, with just applause, Restore the muse's violated laws; But..
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