General Preface. Essay on the Lyric Poetry of the Ancients. the Day of Judgment. Odes, &C. Miscellaneous Poems

General Preface. Essay on the Lyric Poetry of the Ancients. the Day of Judgment. Odes, &C. Miscellaneous Poems

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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. 1769 edition. Excerpt: ...and numberless accidents surmounted in the way. A man must rouze the conscience, alarm the passions, captivate the imagination, and interest the judgment. There is perhaps no subject, that affords a nobler fund of materials for effectuating such an end, than the general conflagration: a subject, attended with this remarkable advantage, (which, by the bye, is peculiar to Divine Poetry), that that the most elevated idea we can form of it, will sall infinitely short of reality. What expression can paint with adequate emphasis the solemnities of this tremendous scene! when the last trumpet shall proclaim, with a found dreadfully audible, Awake YE DEAD AND COME TO JUDGMENT! when miriads (hall burst from their once peaceful repositories, and hear an irrevocable sentence pronounced by their Creator! when " a mighty angel (to use the language of inspiration), shall lift up his hand to heaven, and swear by him that liveth for ever and ever, that there (hall be time no longer: " when the great Saviour of men " shall be seen coming in the clouds," surrounded with a triumphant company of superior intelligences, ' and heaven and earth fly away before him I" Then only shall we know this transaction, when we make a part of the concourse; then only shall we form just conceptions of this almighty Judge, when we are summoned to his tribunal! A s the following is one of the first essays of early youth, an impartial account of my design is the best excuse I can make for it. B 4 Though, The Poem was finished at first before the Author was seventeen. Though, in the ancient poets, we may sometimes meet with a few random thoughts, and undigested draughts of the day of judgment; it will yet, I presume, be allowed, that the most elegant, beautiful...show more

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  • Paperback | 62 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 127g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236628780
  • 9781236628787