The Hours, a Poem

The Hours, a 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. 1817 edition. Excerpt: ...with smiles, Who pitied, shunn'd him now; or trae'd the scenes, Whose ev'ry object mutely seem'd to ask For her, who once so lovely, once so lov'd, Had with him joy'd so oft to lay the schemes Of future happiness--the mingled pang Burst the full channels of a struggling heart, And clos'd at once the catalogue of woe. To cove returning now, along the coast, That or for health, or pleasure, boasts its throngs Of visitors from far, is frequent seen The tumid sail. Of man's intrusive foot No more afraid, in num'rous flocks resort To shelt'ring marsh th' inhabitants of air; Whence many a shrill wild cry is distant heard Through night. Amongst them, of th' approaching storm Predictive, oft sweeps by the cormorant, Lashing with pennons dark the billows hoar. Freed from the labours of the day, the boy Seeks blithesome his compeers, and frolics wild; Or stops with artless finger his soft flute, Or winds aloud his bugle down the shore, In harmony resounded from the rocks; Far over ocean heard, and haply there, By fancy deem'd cerulean Triton's strain. Upon yon cliff that o'er the western main Hangs a tall land-mark, on whose heathclad brow Turn from the sea-breeze the blue-tufted pines Their bare and furrow'd trunks, let me behold The varying tints departing glory sheds O'er the wide firmament, reflected bright In gentle coruscation from the waves. There, mark the wane of Summer's radiant Eve, Translucent still, relinquishing serene To dun-rob'd Night her realm. In solitude, When dark autumnal tempests gather round, And from the deep ascends the rocklike cloud, Borne heavy on the blast, there musing sit; Or hear the weather-beaten sea-boy's tale, While yet more sullen murmurs to the storm My waving canopy, and ev'ry gust Dashes a ruder billow on the...show more

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  • Paperback | 38 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 86g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236604040
  • 9781236604040