The Poems of Dryden, Vol. 3 (Classic Reprint)

The Poems of Dryden, Vol. 3 (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from The Poems of Dryden, Vol. 3 For this reafon, my lord, though you have courage in an heroical degree, yet I afcribe it to you, but as your fecond attribute: mercy, beneficenco, and com paiiion, claim precedence, as they are firfi: in the divine nature. An intrepid courage, which is inherent in your grace, is at hell but a holiday kind of virtue, to he feldom exercifed, and never but in cafes of necefiity afi'ahility, mildnefs, tendemefs, and a word, which I would fain bring back to its orignal fignification ol virtue, I mean Good-nature, are of daily ufe they are the bread of mankind, and Raff of life neither figbs, nor tears, nor groans, nor curfes of the vanquifhed, follow of compaflion, and of charity but a fin cere pleafure and ferenity of mind, in him who per forms an action of mercy, which cannot fufl'er the mis fortunes of another, without redrefs; left they lhould bring a kind of contagion along with them, and pollute the happinefs which he enjoys. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more

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  • Paperback | 334 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 18mm | 449g
  • Forgotten Books
  • United States
  • English
  • , black & white illustrations
  • 0243285469
  • 9780243285464