The Poems of James Thomson Volume 1

The Poems of James Thomson Volume 1

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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: ...all that the winds had spared In one wild moment ruin'd; the big hopes, And well-earn'd treasures of the painful year. Fled to some eminence, the husbandman Helpless beholds the miserable wreck Driving along; his drowning ox at once Descending, with his labours scatter'd round, He sees; and instant o'er his shivering thought Comes Winter unprovided, and a train Of claimant children dear. Ye masters, then, Be mindful of the rough laborious hand That sinks you soft in elegance and ease; Be mindful of those limbs in russet clad Whose toil to yours is warmth and graceful pride; And, oh! be mindful of that sparing board, Which covers yours with luxury profuse, Makes your glass sparkle, and your sense rejoice! Nor cruelly demand what the deep rains And all-involving winds have swept away. Here the rude clamour of the sportsman's joy, The gun fast-thundering, and the winded horn, Would tempt the Muse to sing the rural game: How in his mid-career the spaniel struck, Stiff, by the tainted gale, with open nose, Outstretch'd, and finely sensible, draws full, Fearful, and cautious, on the latent prey; As in the Suu the circling covey bask Their varied plumes, and watchful every way, Through the rough stubble turn the secret eye. Caught in the meshy snare, in vain they beat Their idle wings, entangled more and more: Nor on the surges of the boundless air, Though borne triumphant, are they safe; the gun, Glanced just, and sudden, from the fowler's eye O'ertakes their sounding pinions: and again, Immediate, brings them from the towering wing, Dead to the grobnd; or drives them wide-dispersed, Wounded, and wheeling various, down the wind. These are not subjects for the peaceful Muse, Where all is calm and clear; with Nature round, Or in the starry regions, or...show more

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  • Paperback | 74 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 150g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236555406
  • 9781236555403