The Complete Works of Lord Byron Including His Suppressed Poems and Others Never Before Published Volume 2

The Complete Works of Lord Byron Including His Suppressed Poems and Others Never Before Published Volume 2

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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. 1833 edition. Excerpt: ...Robin Hood? Scotland! still proudly claim thy native bard, And be thy praise his first, his best reward! Yet not with thee alone his name should live, But own the vast renown a world can give; Be known, perchance, when Albion is no more, And tell the tale of what she was before; To future times her faded fame recall, And save her glory, though his country fall. Yet what avails the sanguine poet's hope, To conquer ages, and with time to cope? New eras spread their wings, new nations rise, And other victors fill the applauding skies; A few brief generations fleet along, Whose sons forget the poet and his song: E'en now, what once-loved minstrels scarce may claim The transient mention of a dubious name! When fame's loud trump hath blown its noblest blast, Though long the sound, the echo sleeps at last; And glory, like the phoenix "9 'midst her fires, Exhales her odours, blazes, and expires. Shall hoary Granta call her sable sons, Expert in science, more expert at puns? Shall these approach the muse? ah, no! she flies, Even from the tempting ore of Seaton's prize; Though printers condescend the press to soil With rhyme by Hoare," and epic blank by Hoyle: "1 Not him whose page, if still upheld by whist, Requires no sacred theme to bid us list."' Ye! who in Granta's honours would surpass, _Must mount her Pegasus, a full-grown ass; A foal well worthy of_ her ancient dam, Whose Helicon is duller than her Cam. There Clarke, still striving piteously "to please," Forgetting doggrel leads not to degrees, A would-he satirist, a hired buffoon, A monthl scribbler of some low larnpoon,"3 Condem d to drudge, the 'meanest of the mean, And furbish falsehoods for a magazine, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 218 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 399g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236748956
  • 9781236748959