Rhymes by a Poetaster [G.B. Hughes]

Rhymes by a Poetaster [G.B. Hughes]

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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: ...For, England, thou art Freedom's home; The land where Love and Beauty reign: In thee has Fame rear'd high her dome, Where worth departed lives again. Blest is thy Monarch on the throne; With heart and soul her subjects love her: Oh may she long wear England's crown, While guardian Angels round her hover England, thou art the land I love There is no nation like to thee: Supremely blest by heaven above; The glorious land of Liberty TO ANNE. And shall I sing, my lovely Anne Of that fair maid and this, And quite forget (oh, thoughtless man ) Our bygone days of bliss? When life was fraught with joyous hours, And both our hearts like tender flowers, Expanded to the mid-day glow Of love, that brighten'd all below, And sweeten'd every kiss? No; Heaven forbid so base a part In me, as to forget The maid who for my roving heart First spread Love's sweeping net Thou wert the first for whom my soul Long languish'd in its trembling goal, --For whom I shunn'd, from day to day, The noisy world, as vile and gay, In solitude to fret. Thou planted'st in my breast the smart That earliest made me sigh, And fill'd with awe my boyish heart For Beauty wandering by: And thou the first didst teach the blush Into my downy cheeks to rush; For then I felt a childish shame, And fear'dthe world should know Love's flame Within my heart burn'd high. And think'st thou, Anne I can recal To memory the past, Nor deem thee still the belle of all 'Mong whom my lot is cast? Ah, no; that darkly rolling eye That glanced so kind, and yet, so sly, Then lit my bosom with a glow Nought can extinguish here below, Or e'er will be surpast Thy name whene'er it greets my ear, Though only heard by chance, Still thrills me with affection dear, And days of old romance. I feel myself again a...
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  • Paperback | 46 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 100g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236551559
  • 9781236551559