The Poetical Works of Armstrong, Dyer and Green, with Memoirs and Critical Dissertations by G. Gilfillan. Ed. by C.C. Clarke

The Poetical Works of Armstrong, Dyer and Green, with Memoirs and Critical Dissertations by G. Gilfillan. Ed. by C.C. Clarke

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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. 1880 edition. Excerpt: ...not state. And may my humble dwelling stand Upon some chosen spot of land: A pond before full to the brim, Where cows may cool, and geese may swim; Behind, a green like velvet neat, Mo Soft to the eye, and to the feet; Where odorous plants in evening fair Breathe all around ambrosial air; From Eurus, foe to kitchen ground, Fenced by a slope with bushes crowned, Fit dwelling for the feathered throng, Who pay their quit-rents with a song; With opening views of hill and dale, Which sense and fancy too regale, Where the half-cirque, which vision bounds, 660 Like amphitheatre surrounds: And woods impervious to the breeze, Thick phalanx of embodied trees, From hills through plains in dusk array Extended far, repel the day. Here stillness, height, and solemn shade Invite, and contemplation aid: Here nymphs from hollow oaks relate The dark decrees and will of fate, And dreams beneath the spreading beech 67o Inspire, and docile fancy teach; While soft as breezy breath of wind, Impulses rustle through the mind: Here Dryads, scorning Phoebus' ray, While Pan melodious pipes away, In measured motions frisk about, 'Till old Silenus puts them out. There see the clover, pea, and bean, Vie in variety of green; Fresh pastures speckled o'er with sheep, 680 Brown fields their fallow sabbaths keep, Plump Ceres golden tresses wear, And poppy top-knots deck her hair, And silver streams through meadows stray, 684 And Naiads on the margin play, And lesser nymphs on side of hills From plaything urns pour down the rills. Thus sheltered, free from care and strife, May I enjoy a calm through life; See faction, safe in low degree, 690 As men at land see storms at sea, And laugh at miserable elves, Not kind, so much as to themselves, Cursed with such souls of base alloy, As...show more

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  • Paperback | 180 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 331g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236598970
  • 9781236598974