The Life and Poetical Works of George Crabbe

The Life and Poetical Works of George Crabbe

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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. 1901 edition. Excerpt: ...and grand, and every building tall: Tne tower and church were sea-marks leagues from land-Men were amaxed to see them look ao crand! His father's house was then in Allen's eyes, But far increased in beauty and in sixe; And their small area where the schoolboys play'd, Room fur an army had his fancy made: But now the dark and feeble mind debased, Contracted, sullied all that fancy graced, All spaces dwindled--streets but alleys seem',1: Then dreamt he now, or absent had he dream d? The church itself, the lofty tower, the scene Of so much glory, was debased and mean: The mind each object in dull clothing dress'd. And its own sadness on each scene impress'd "We see the name engraved upon the stones,"Where this poor wanderer means to lay his bones." Thus where he lived and loved--unhappy change!--He seems a stranger, and finds all are strange. But now a Widow, in a village near, Chanced of the melancholy man to hear; Old as she was, to Judith's bosom came Some strong emotions at the well-known name; He was her much-loved Allen, she had stay'd Ten troubled years, a sad afflicted maid; Then was she wedded, of his death assured, And much of mis'ry in her lot endured; Her husband died; her children sought their bread In various places, and to her were dead. The once fond lovers met; not grief nor age, Sickness nor pain, their hearts could disengage: Each had immediate confidence; a friend Both now beheld, on whom they might depend: "Now is there one to whom I can express "My nature's weakness, and my soul's distress." Allen look'd up, and with impatient heart--"Let me not lose thee--never let us part: "So Heaven this comfort to my sufferings give, "It is not all distress to think and live." Thus Allen...show more

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  • Paperback | 558 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 29mm | 984g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236545877
  • 9781236545879