The Poetical Works of Allan Ramsay; To Which Is Prefixed Memoirs of the Author, a Collection of Soctish Proverbs, and an Improved Glossary, Containing Words Not Explained in Any Former Edition Volume 2

The Poetical Works of Allan Ramsay; To Which Is Prefixed Memoirs of the Author, a Collection of Soctish Proverbs, and an Improved Glossary, Containing Words Not Explained in Any Former Edition Volume 2

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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. 1818 edition. Excerpt: ...That links the lovers to be ever true, The gods an' mortals own your mighty pow'r; But it's not you can make their sweets secure; That be my task, to mak a friendship rise, Shall raise their loves aboon the vulgar size. Those near related to the brutal kind, Kea naething o' the wedlock o' the mind; It's I can mak a wife a hinny-moon, An' mould a love shall last like that aboon. A' thae sma' springs, whence cauld reserve an' spleen Tak their first rise, an' favour'd, flow mair keen, I shall discover in a proper view, To keep their joys unmix'd, an' ever new. Nor jealousy, nor envious mouth, Shall dare to blast their love; But wisdom, constancy, and truth, Shall ever bliss improve. Genius. Thrice happy chief, so much the care O'.a' the family of Jove, A thousand blessings wait the fair, Who is found worthy o' his love. Lang may the fair attractions o' her mind Mak her still lovelier, him for ever kind. Mm. The ancestors of mightiest chiefs, an' kings, Nae higher can derive than human springs; Yet frae the common soil, each wond'rous root, Aloft to heav'n their spreading branches shoot: Bauld in my aid, these triumph'd over fate, Fam'd for unbounded thought, or stern debate, Born high upon an undertaking mind, Superior raise, an' left the crowd behind. Genius. Frae these descending, laurel'd wi'renown, My charge thro' ages draws his lineage down. The paths o' sic forebears lang may he trace, ' An' she be mother to as fam'd a race. When blue diseases fill the drumly air, An' red-het bowts thro' flaughts o' lightning rair, Or madd'ning factions shake the sanguine sword, Wi' watchful eye I'll tent my darling lord An' his lov'd mate, --tho' Furies shou'd break loose, Awake or sleeping, shall enjoy repose. 1. Grace. While gods keep haly da)Ts, an' mortals...show more

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  • Paperback | 60 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 127g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236643410
  • 9781236643414