The Poetical Works Pf Thomas Moore; With the Life of the Author

The Poetical Works Pf Thomas Moore; With the Life of the Author

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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. 1884 edition. Excerpt: them, flung the jereed carelessly, but not, like them, to the mark;--" and who," said he, raising his voice to excite a proper degree of wakefulness in his hearers, "contrive to appear heavy and constrained in the midst of all the latitude they allow themselves, like one of those young pagans that dance before ihe Princess, who is ingenious enough to move as if her limbs wen fettered, in a pai' of the lightest and loosest drawers of Masulipatam!" It was but little suitable, he continued, to the grave march of criticism to follow this fantastical Peri, of whom they had just heard, through all her flights and adventures between earth and heaven; but he could not help adverting to the puerile conceitedness of the Three Gifts which she is supposed to carry to the skies, --a drop of blood, forsooth, a sigh, and a tearl How the first of these articles was delivered into the Angel's "radiant hand " he professed himself at a loss to discover; and as to the safe carriage of the sigh and the tear, such Peris and such poets were beings by far too incomprehensible for him even to guess how they managed such matters. "But, in short," said he, "it is a waste of time and patience to dwell longer upon a thing so incurably frivolous, --puny even among its own puny race, and such as only the Banyan Hospital for Sick Insects should undertake." In vain did Lalla Rookh try to soften this inexorable critic; in vain did sh- resort to her most eloquent common'places, --reminding him that poets were a timic and sensitive race, whose sweetness was not to be drawn forth, like that of the fragrant grass near the Ganges, by crushing and trampling upon them;--that severity often extinguished every chance of more

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  • Paperback | 154 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 286g
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  • English
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  • 1236489268
  • 9781236489265