The Poetical Works of Charles Crocker. Complete Ed

The Poetical Works of Charles Crocker. Complete Ed

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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. 1860 edition. Excerpt: ...Drew forth no tears save those of thankfulness; And scarce could rouse a feeling of distress Where deepest her sad image was imprest--Even in her parent's ever anxious breast. Evil and few Maria's days have been; For Reason's ray divine ne'er cheer'd the scene Of her brief sojourn; nor one favouring smile Did fortune deign her passage to beguile: But all the ills that on the footsteps press Of poverty extreme, and wretchedness, Beset her path; while she, unconscious quite, Perceived them not, nor knew her hapless plight. Surely the power that circumscrib'd her bliss, In his kind Providence appointed this; Else had we never seen the glowing trace: Of pleasure that oft lighted up her face; Nor heard the long, loud bursts of merriment That spoke her bosom's peace, her soul's content. Hard-fated maid! thy little joys and woes Are past, and thou art sunk into repose; Thy spirit, long deprest, and overcast, Hath burst its clayey prison, and, at last, Emancipated, holds its shining way To realms, of endless happiness and day. 0 deem not this presumption, ye who bow At Wisdom's awful shrine: whose bosoms glow With fervent love of Truth's exalted lore; For though the maid in intellect was poor, --Though to no purpose she might seem to live, --Yet, mark the verdict Truth and Reason give: --"Mankind but live to prove Heaven's bounteous care: But not alike all seem that bliss to share: --While joyous sunshine gilds the path of one, Through gloomy glades another's course may run. But ' all is well'--so wills indulgent Heaven; Much shall not be requir'd, where much hath not been given." PEACE, BE STILL! Mark, chap. w. O'er the Lake's smooth bosom glancing, Day's declining splendour shone; And the waves in glory dancing, Bore the favour'd vessel more

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  • English
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  • 9781236653253