The Hippocrene; A Collection of Poems

The Hippocrene; A Collection of 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. 1831 edition. Excerpt: ... venerate the Saffron Sack; She tugg'd, --she toil'd, --she foam'd and fretted too, Nay ev'n she swore the Dinner to undo. A horde.of Beggars, lazard, lank and lame, Impell'd by hunger and allur'd by fame; Be-bagg'd, be-ragg'd, be-clouted and undone; Arriv'd--to give, and take a Benison; On garbage, offals, cabbage, broth and crumbs, To feast, and on soft dunghills rest their Bums. At last the Priest, the Carver, of the Soul, Arriv'd to shed.a lustre o'er the whole, In learning useful, and in manners nice, Whose looks would pierce the adamant of vice, A bellow'd welcome roar'd from wall to wall, But one stern glance was answer to them all. Sure of the Marriage Fee, he mildly ey'd, The modest posture of the trembling Bride: Obedience mark'd her face, tho' prudely coy, To taste the bliss she labour'd to enjoy; From pure incentives, --purer predilection, Full eager to jpjoy his--Benediction; So straight the Levite and the Bride retir'd, With all the fervency of zeal inspir'd: To prove those joys attendant in profusion, On penitence refin'd by absolution. The Bridegroom next was handled, --shap'd for Heav'i And all the errors of his life forgiv'n: The holy Father then the Curtain drew To close the scene, and haste the Banquet too, Th' impatient Crowd, alllong'd on ev'ry side; Again appear'd the Bridegroom and the Bride; To whom the Levite: --tho' as yet quite sober, Engulph'd a Goblet of stout, brown October. " Accept thou gentlest of thy sex!"--said he, These lasting joys our Church reserves for thee: And that pure blessing to enhance still more, Be lib'ral to the Priesthood and the Poor: Small is the province of a Christian Wife, How limited her sphere within this life? Within that compass she must move aright, And prudence still with industry...
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  • Paperback | 58 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 122g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236630475
  • 9781236630476