The Poetical Works of Dr. William King

The Poetical Works of Dr. William King

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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. 1781 edition. Excerpt: ...modern criticks pafs Till both their want of fenfe betray'd, One hooting while the other bray'd. Near Blackal his fam'd rival lay, But frowning lean'd another way, His forehead into wrinkles drawn To sit within the fmell of lawn, But clofe as to his elm the vine Round pious Baiter feems to twine, Adores the faint on bended knees That taught him sirst to cant and pleafe, And to the wond'ring world reveal Good Christian methods to rebel. J Bilhop of Exeter from 1707 to 1716. While Milton's foaring fancy flies, And lings of feuds above the skies, Dreadfully sills the heav'nly plain With vanquifhed pow'rs and cherubs slain, 9S5 Surpris'd and trembling from afar We fcarce behold th' immortal war; Their falehions formidably bright, Their fwords compos'd of beaten light, And beamy arms with dreadful blaze 99- From each contending van amaze, With dread we view th' apostate foe Plung'd in the deep abyfs below. See Rag on Philips still attends, In life, in death, harmonious friends, 995 Pleas'd his lov'd Isis to forego To meet the darling shade belovv, Who in th' Elyiian fragrant bow'rs Beguile each day the fmiling hours With more delight than wine or love Icco E'er gave the bards in realms above, Each here tranfported to behold Rich branches bloom with radiant gold (Strangely furpris'd to view an ore.' They ne'er on earth once touch'd before.) locj No more refulgent to their eyes The Splendid Shilling'sf charms furprife, The name which Edmund Smith went by. t A very fiunOQI burlesque poem in imitation of Milton. Once the fole blifs of Heav'n implor'd, For that alone by each ador'd, That ale or oysters could command, IOIO The noblest boons of fea or land, And bid them to enjoy a friend From lonely garret oft' defcend: No longer to their cells...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
  • 1236552164
  • 9781236552167