Poems, Sacred Dramas, Essays

Poems, Sacred Dramas, Essays

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1853 edition. Excerpt: ...you with maturer years advise, And reap the counsel of the truly wise, The dame, in whom such worth and wisdom meet, Dwells in the covert of yon green retreat: All that the world calls great she once possess'd, With wealth, with rank, her prosp'rous youth was bless'd. In adverse fortune, now, serene and gay, ' Who gave," she said, " had right to take away." Two lovely daughters bless her growing years, And, by their virtues, well repay her cares. With them, beneath her shelt'ring wing I live, And share the bounties she has still to give; For heav'n, who in its dispensations join'd A narrow fortune to a noble mind, Has bless'd the sage Urania with a heart Which wisdom's noblest treasures can impart; In duty's active round, each day is past As if she thought each day might prove her last: Her labours for devotion best prepare, And meek Devotion smooths the brow of Care. Pas. Then lead, Florella, to that humble shed Where peace resides--from courts and cities fled! SONG. I. O Happiness, celestial fair, Our earliest hope, our latest care, Q hear our fond request! vouchsafe, reluctant nymph, to tell On what sweet spot thou lov'st to dwell, And make us truly blest. II. Amidst the walks of public life, The toils of wealth, ambition's strife, We long have sought in vain; The crowded city's noisy din, And all the busy haunts of men, Afford but care and pain. III. Pleas'd with the soft, the soothing power Of calm reflection's silent hour, Sequester'd dost thou dwell? Where care and tumult ne'er intrude, Dost thou reside with solitude; Thy humble vot'ries tell? IV. O Happiness, celestial fair, Our earliest hope, our latest...show more

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  • Paperback | 100 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 195g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236788265
  • 9781236788269