The Poets of Great Britain from Chaucer to Bayley; Hausschatz Englischer Poesie Auswahl Seit Chaucer Bis Gegenwart Begleitet Von Biographischen Und Literarischen Einleitungen, Zugleich Handbuch Der Englischen Poesie Und Ihrer Geschichte

The Poets of Great Britain from Chaucer to Bayley; Hausschatz Englischer Poesie Auswahl Seit Chaucer Bis Gegenwart Begleitet Von Biographischen Und Literarischen Einleitungen, Zugleich Handbuch Der Englischen Poesie Und Ihrer Geschichte

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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. 1846 edition. Excerpt: ... deign the stage to tread, Philosophy remaiu'd, though Nature fled. But fore'd, at length, her ancient reign to quit, She saw great Faustus lay the ghost of Wit; Exulting Folly hail'd the joyful day, And Pantomime and Song confirm'd her sway. But who the coming changes can presage, And mark the future periods of the stage? Parhaps if skill could distant times explore, New Behns, new Durfeys, yet remain in store; Perhaps where Lear has rav'd, and Hamlet died, On flying cars new sorcerers may ride: Perhaps (for who can guess th' effects of chance?) Here Hunt may box, or Mahomet may dance. Hard is his lot that, here by Fortune plac'd, Must watch the wild vicissitudes of taste; With every meteor of caprice must play, And chase the new-blown bubbles of the day. Ah! let not Censure term our fate our choice, The stage but echoes back the public voice; The drama's laws, the drama's patrons give, For we that live to please, must please to live. Then prompt no more the follies you decry, As tyrants doom their tools of guilt to die; 'Tis yours, this night, to bid the reign commence Of rescued Nature and reviving Sense, To chase the charms of sound, the pomp of show. For useful mirth and salutary woe; Bid scenic Virtue from the rising age; And Truth diffuse her radiance from the stage. On the Death of Mr. Robert Levet, a Practiser in Physic. Condemn'd to Hope's delusive mine, As on we toil from day to day, By sudden blasts, or slow decline, Our social comforts drop away. Well tried through many a varying year, See Levet to the grave descend, Officious, innocent, sincere, Of ev'ry friendless name the friend. Yet still he fills affection's eye, Obscurely wise, and coarsely kind; Nor, letter'd Arrogance, deny Thy praise to merit unrelin'd. When fainting nature...show more

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  • Paperback | 254 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 13mm | 458g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236635086
  • 9781236635082