The Female Poets of America Volume 3

The Female Poets of America Volume 3

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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. 1849 edition. Excerpt: ...papers in the North American Review, the Southern Quarterly Review, and several of the monthly magazines, upon many subjects of literature, art, and history, which evince considerable scholarship and literary dexterity. The poems of Mrs. Ellet do not perhaps evince much of the inspiration of genius, nor have they the freshness which distinguishes much verse that is very inferior in execution; but while we rarely perceive in them anything that is striking, they, as well as her prose works, are un iformly respectable. The most creditable illustrations of her abilities seem to be her translations from the French and Italian languages, in which she has occasionally been remarkably successful. Mrs. Ellet now resides in New York. 199 SUSaUEHANNAH. Softly the blended light of evening rests Upon thee, lovely stream! Thy gentle tide, Picturing the gorgeous beauty of the sky, Onward, unbroken by the ruffling wind, Majestically flows. Oh, by thy side, Far from the tumults and the throng of men, And the vain cares that vex poor human life, 'T were happiness to dwell, alone with thee, And the wide, solemn grandeur of the scene. From thy green shores, the mountains that enclose In their vast sweep the beauties of the plain, Slowly receding, toward the skies ascend, Enrobed with clustering woods, o'er which the smile Of Autumn in his loveliness hath passed, Touching their foliage with his brilliant hues, And flinging o'er the lowliest leaf and shrub His golden livery. On the distant heights Soft clouds, earth-based, repose, and stretch afar Their burnished summits in the clear, blue heaven, Flooded with splendor, that the dazzled eye Turns drooping from the sight. Nature is here Like a throned sovereign, and thy voice doth tell, In music never silent, of her...show more

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  • Paperback | 308 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 16mm | 553g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236638514
  • 9781236638519