The Poetical Works of Thomas Moore, Collected by Himself Volume 4

The Poetical Works of Thomas Moore, Collected by Himself Volume 4

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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. 1842 edition. Excerpt: ... shrines are sunk, the Sacred Mount bereft "Ev'n of its name--and nothing now remains "Hut the deep memory of that glory, left "To whet our pangs and aggravate our chains! "'Bui shall this be?--our sun and sky the same, --"Treading the very soil our fathers trode, --"What withering curse hath fall'n on soul and frame, "What visitation hath there come from God, 'To blast our strength, and rot us into slaves, "Here, ' dbur great forefathers' glorious graves? "It cannot be--rise up, ye Mighty Dead, --"If we, the living, are too weak to crush "These tyrant priests, ' that 6'er your empire tread, "Till all but Romans at Rome's tameness blush! "Happy, Palmyra, in thy desert domes, "Where only date-trees sigh and serpents hiss; '1 And thou, whose pillars are but silent homes ' For the stork's brood, superb Persepolis! ' Thrice happy both, that your cxtinguish'd race "Have left no embers--no half-living trace--"No slaves, to crawl around the once proud spot, "Till past renown in present shame's forgot. "While Rome, the Queen of all, whose very wre'eks," "If lone and lifeless through a desert hurl'd, "Would wear more true magnificence than decks "Th' assembled thrones of all th' existing world--"rome, Rome alone, is haunted, stain'd and curst, . "Through every spot her princely Tiber laves, "By living human things--the deadliest, worst, "This earth engenders--tyrants and their slaves! ' And we--oh shame!--we, who have ponder'd o'er "The patriot's lesson and the poet's lay; "Have mounted up the streams of ancient lore, "Tracking our country's glories all the way--"Ev'n we have tamely, basely kiss'd the ground...show more

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  • Paperback | 106 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 204g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123648861X
  • 9781236488619