The English Orator; A Didactic Poem

The English Orator; A Didactic Poem

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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. 1786 edition. Excerpt: ...Springs An ill-communicated Motion spoke;. yet. As the fell Pomp of One, exulting, .crush'd The Many; and the Democratic Rage Prevail'd; or Aristocracy pursued;, ' With Havock its broad Track, o'er whelming all!... Nor Rome survey'd, amidst the changeful Shapes' ' '. JC Of civil Policy, the blending Parts.: -.' Of one confederate Whole; while Senates warr'd.oviiv/j I ' With popular-Assemblies' whether Kings' Pass'd sullen by, or stern Dictators frown'd, Or a Decemvirate, in dread Array, ....80: Scowl'd Scowl'd o'er her People. Say, when public Cares Engag'd her throng'd Comitia; and the Voice ' I Of blustering Tribune, of plebeian Chief, Harangu'd the unsteady Multitude---impell'd To incidental Judgment by a Hint 85 Ambiguous, by the inflammatory Phrase, By Stratagem tho' shallow yet unseen, - By shifted Place, a momentary Turn, By a Bird's Flight--did Freedom there preside, High Goddess?--Meantime (to the Senate's Walls 90 Upborne on ivory Cars of curule Pomp) Her Fathers, rude and unenlighten'd, felt The bold Philippic thunder in their Ears; Shuddering at each strong Period that display'd Their trampled Rights, the Crimes of rusfian Crowds, 95 Their evavescent Glories but the Shade Of old Patrician Grandeur! Thus Misrule And Anarchy disclos'd the embowel'd War Of struggling Elements that rent the State. Yet TULLY's speculative Eye perceiv'd. 100 The Semblance of a threefold Power, combin'd In Compact such as ne'er historic Pen Had trac'd amid the Nations. Nor a Glimpse Of Empire to Perfection brought, escap'd The Sage whose penetrating Genius ken'd 105 The internal Motions of the restless Mind In politic Societies; and drew Its Features strong and luminous. His Soul Imag'd in fair Idea the mixt State, Where Prince and Peers in concert with...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
  • 1236607392
  • 9781236607393