Melodies, Duets, Trios, Songs, and Ballads; Pastoral, Amatory, Sentimental, Patriotic, Religious, and Miscellaneous. Together with Metrical Epistles, Tales and Recitations

Melodies, Duets, Trios, Songs, and Ballads; Pastoral, Amatory, Sentimental, Patriotic, Religious, and Miscellaneous. Together with Metrical Epistles, Tales and Recitations

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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. 1826 edition. Excerpt: ...While wondering realms survey'd, Astonish'd at the sight--The social arts, in wisdom's train, With love and peace advance, Teach man to feel his fellow's pain, A brother's joy enhance. Ours is the heaven-descended art To give fair knowledge birth, To mend the human heart, And civilize the earth. Hail, art of arts! all hail! Thy praises mock the lyre; To reach the boundless theme, Its tones in vain aspire; i But grateful hearts, who feel the bliss Thy magic power bestows, Respond to every strain like this, How dull soe'er it flows: Our's is the heaven-descended art, To give fair knowledge birth, To mend the human heart, And civilize the earth. As Freedom's first-born, this, our happy land, First in the rank of nations still shall stand. Here freedom, learning, piety, and worth, Proclaim our country queen of all the earth; To whom such boundless stores of bliss are given, As mark her for the favoured child of heaven. But, though each section of our realm be blest, There's one, to me, still dearer than the rest; Tis that lov'd region, famed for arts and arms, Where patriot virtue every bosom warms; Where Literature has reared her classic dome, And heaven-descended science finds a home; Whose eldest city now can proudly vie With any rival 'neath the western sky; Whose towns, and hamlets, villages, and farms, Are dress'd in art's and nature's richest charms; While through the whole extends that lucid chain, Which now unites fair Erie with the main! PRINTING AND INDEPENDENCE. Air--Rise, Columbia. When, wrapp'd in folds of papal gloom, Dark superstition awed the world, Consign'd fair knowledge to the tomb, And error's sable flag unfurl'd; Earth heard the mandate from the skies--" Let there be light--great Art, arise!" Young Science wiped her...show more

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  • Paperback | 50 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236505409
  • 9781236505408