The Poems of Hill, Cawthorn, and Bruce

The Poems of Hill, Cawthorn, and Bruce

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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. 1822 edition. Excerpt: his colours, play, Strong without harshness, without glaring gay: Contrast them, curb them, spread them, or confine, Ennoble these, and those forbid to shine; With cooler shades ambition's fire allay, And mildly melt the pomp of pride away; Her rainbow robe from vanity remove, And soften malice with the smile of love; Bid o'er revenge the charities prevail, Nor let a grace be seen without a veil: So shalt thou live as heaven itself design'd, Each pulse congenial with the' informing mind, Each action station'd in its proper place, EacK virtue blooming with its native grace, Each passion vigorous to its just degree, And the fair whole a perfect symmetry. THE LOTTERY. INSCRIBED TO MISS H. Cawthorn had once a mind to fix His carcass in a coach and six, And live, if his estate would bear it, On turtle, ortolans, and claret: For this he went, at Fortune's call, To wait upon her at Guildhall; That is, like many other thick wits, He bought a score of lottery tickets, And saw them rise in dreadful ranks Converted to a score of blanks. Amazed and vex'd to find his scheme Delusive as a midnight dream, He cursed the goddess o'er and o'er, Call'd her a mercenary whore; Swore that her dull capricious sense Was always duped by impudence, That men of wit were but her tools, And all her favours were for fools. He said, and with an angry gripe Snatch'd up his speculative pipe; And, that he might his grief allay. Read half a page in Seneca. When, lo! a phantom, tall and thin, Knock'd at the door, and enter'd in: She wore a party-colour'd robe, And seem'd to tread upon a globe--. Whisk'd round the room with haughty air, And toss'd into an elbow chair. Then with a bold terrific look, Which made the doctor drop his book, Address'd him thus--' Thou wicked varlet! more

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  • Paperback | 88 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 172g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236659945
  • 9781236659941