The Poetical Register, and Repository of Fugitive Poetry for 1801-11 Volume 3

The Poetical Register, and Repository of Fugitive Poetry for 1801-11 Volume 3

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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. 1805 edition. Excerpt: ...to despoil. This, and the next Ode, are on the same subjects as two Ode in Mr. Scott's Poems, but very much altered. I leave my favorite shades awhile, But find on StanstecFs neighb'ring soil A sweetly-varied scene; Where woods the wand'ring sight confine, Or op'ning vales in prospect shine, A length of level green. The grassy croft with pales inclos'd, . The elms in shady rows dispos'd, The antique chapel nigh; The tufted grove, and sloping hill, The straw-roof'd cot, and silver rill That murmurs gently by; By turns delight, as ling'ring here I mark the progress of the year, In many a changing hue; And o'er the various-colour'd ground, Behold the swains, dispers'd around, Their toilsome tasks pursue. Thus peaceful pass my lonely hours, 'Midst fruitful fields and shady bow'rs, Where envy comes not near; But oft the Muse her presence deigns, With visions fair, and tuneful strains, My solitude to cheer: Yet cautious then, I shun their fame Who to some worthless patron's name Devote the venal lay; Or who, to wanton rage resign'd, Deal satire round on human kind, Their genius to display. That independence bids disdain, From this good nature must refrain; May these attend me long: Suffice it me with these to rove, And view the sylvan haunts I love, And paint them in my song. And oft by them (for well I know That virtue only can bestow The meed of lasting praise) Some useful truth to recommend, And pleasure with advantage blend, My easy verse essays. The ivy climbs each shrub around; The bramble spreading o'er the ground Annoys the pilgrim's feet; The oak, that bold and graceful grows, To me a fair example shows Where use and beauty meet. ODE TO HOSPITALITY, 1761. Social Power! ere while rever'd? Where on Syria's palmy plain, Where in-polish'd...show more

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  • Paperback | 112 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 213g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123694268X
  • 9781236942685