M'Fingal, a Modern Epic Poem

M'Fingal, a Modern Epic 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. 1856 edition. Excerpt: ... Would prove but weak, and thriftless policy, Except their Chiefs: the vulgar knaves Will do more good, preserved for slaves." "Tis well," Honorius cried; "your scheme Has painted out a pretty dream. We can't confute your second-sight; We shall be slaves and you a knight. "To create a Peer" is the English technical phrase.--Considering the materials frequently made use of, it is easy to perceive the propriety of the expression. Thus Adam was formed of the dust of ilie ground. Gen. ii. 7. These things must come, but I divine, They'll come not in your day, nor mine. "But, oh my friends, my brethren, hear; And turn for once th' attentive ear. Ye see how prompt to aid our woes The tender mercies of our foes; Ye see with what unvaried rancour Still for our blood their minions hanker; Nor aught can sate their mad ambition, From us, but death, or worse, submission. Shall these then riot in our spoil, Reap the glad harvest of our toil, Rise from their country's ruins proud, And roll their chariot-wheels in blood? See Gage, with inauspicious star, Has oped the gates of civil war, When streams of gore, from freedom slain, Encrimson'd Concord's fatal plain; Whose warning voice, with awful sound, Still cries, like Abel's from the ground; And heaven, attentive to its call, Shall doom the proud oppressor's fall. "Rise then, ere ruin swift surprize, To victory, to vengeance rise. Hark, how the distant din alarms; The echoing trumpet breathes, to arms. From provinces remote afar, The sons of glory rouse to war. Tis Freedom calls! the raptured sound The Apalachian hills rebound. The Georgian coasts her voice shall hear, And start from lethargies of fear. From the parch'd zone, with glowing ray Where pours the sun intenser...show more

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  • Paperback | 36 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236530349
  • 9781236530349