Poems, by Two Brothers

Poems, by Two Brothers

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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. 1893 edition. Excerpt: ...OR APRIES Thou beast of the flood, who hast said in thy soul, "I have made me a stream that for ever shall roll!" Thy strength is the flower that shall last but a day, And thy might is the snow in the sun's burning ray. Arm, arm from the east, Babylonia's son!' Arm, arm for the battle--the Lord leads thee on! With the shield of thy fame, and the power of thy pride, Arm, arm in thy glory--the Lord is thy guide. "Pliny's reproach to the Egyptians, for their vain and foolish pride with regard to the inundations of the Nile, points out one of their most distinguishing characteristics, and recalls to my mind a fine passage of Ezekiel, where God thus speaks to Pharaoh, one of their kings: 'Behold, I am against thee, Pharaoh king of Egypt, the great dragon that lieth in the midst of his rivers, that hath said, My River Is Mine Own, AND I HAVE MADE IT FOR MYSELF.' "---RoLLIN, vol. i. p. 216. God's Denunciations 121 Thou shalt come like a storm when the moonlight is dim, And the lake's gloomy bosom is full to the brim; Thou shalt come like the flash in the darkness of night, When the wolves of the forest shall howl for affright. Woe, woe to thee, Tanis! thy babes shall be thrown By the barbarous hands on the cold marble-stone: Woe, woe to thee, Nile! for thy stream shall be red With the blood that shall gush o'er thy billowy bed! Woe, woe to thee, Memphis! the war-cry is near, And the child shall be toss'd on the murderer's spear; For fiercely he comes in the day of his ire, With wheels like a whirlwind, and chariots of fire! The Scriptural appellations are "Zoan" and; Noph." A. T. THE THUNDER-STORM "Non imitabile fulmen."--Virgil. The storm is brooding!--I would see it pass, Observe its tenor, and its progress...show more

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  • Paperback | 40 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 91g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236622170
  • 9781236622174