Nature-Study; Or, the Art of Attaining Those Excellencies in Poetry and Eloquence Which Are Mainly Dependent on the Manifold Influences of Universal Nature

Nature-Study; Or, the Art of Attaining Those Excellencies in Poetry and Eloquence Which Are Mainly Dependent on the Manifold Influences of Universal Nature

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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. 1869 edition. Excerpt: ... men all remind us We can make our lives sublime, And, departing, leave behind us Footprints on the sands of time; it I 11 Let us, then, be up and doing, /Vith a heart for any fate; Still achieving, still pursuing, Learn to labour and to wait. 6. It is not growing like a tree In bulk, doth make Man better be; Or standing long an oak, three hundred year, To fall a log at last, dry, bald, and sere: A lily of a day, Is fairer far in May, Although it fall and die that night--It was the plant and flower of Light. In small proportions we just beauties see; And in short measures life may perfect be. L1FE.--7. Life is like the stormy breezes Raging with a restless sway; Like the wintry wind that freezes Snow-heaps which soon melt away. Age, age--year, year overpowers; Still they flow, and still they must; And While children gather flowers, Aged fathers sleep in dust. Rouse thee, up to noble doing, Noble cares and thoughts pursue; Even the boisterous wind, pursuing Its fierce course, wafts drops of dew. AGE.----8. The spring, proudly smiling, Shall all things revive: And gay bridal-garments Of splendour shall give. 6. Ben Jonson, The Noble Nature. 7. Bowring's Magyar Poems; Hzlmgarimz. Song. 8. Bowring's Russian Poets, (Karamsin.) DEATH.9. The very moment that man biddeth adieu unto the world, Dust, and silver, and gold, unto him, are all three one. 2. 3. 4.. 5. Behold, thou art fair, my love; behold, thou art fair; thou hast doves' eyes within thy locks: thy hair is as a flock of goats, that appear from mount Gilead. Thy lips, O my spouse, drop as the honey-comb: honey and milk are under thy tongue; and the smell of thy garments is like the smell of Lebanon. (II.) My beloved is white and ruddy, the chiefest among ten thousand. (Io.) His...show more

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  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 240g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236486196
  • 9781236486196