The Seasons. to Which Is Prefixed, the Life of the Author, by P. Murdoch, and an Essay on the Plan and Manner of the Poem; By J. Aikin

The Seasons. to Which Is Prefixed, the Life of the Author, by P. Murdoch, and an Essay on the Plan and Manner of the Poem; By J. Aikin

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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. 1803 edition. Excerpt: ...springs, in Gojam's funny realm, Pure-welling out, he thro' the lucid lake Of fair Dambea rolls his infant-stream. There, by the Naiads nurs'd, he sports away His playful youth, amid the fragrant isles, That with unfading verdure smile around. Ambitious, thence the manly river breaks; And gathering many a flood, and copious fed With all the mellowed treasures of the sley, Winds in progressive majesty along: Thro' splendid kingdoms now devolves his maze, Now wanders wild o'er solitary tracts Of life-deserted sand; till, glad to quit The joyless desert, down the Nubian rocks From thundering steep to steep, he pours his urn, And Egypt joys beneath the spreading wave. His brother Niger too, and all the floods In which the full-form'd maids of Afric lave Their jetty limbs; and all that from the tract Of woody mountains stretch'd thro' gorgeous Ind Fall on CormandePs coast, or Malabar; From Menam's orient stream, that nightly shines With insect-lamps, to where Aurora sheds On Indus' smiling banks the rosy shower: All, at this bounteous season, ope their urns, And pour untoiling harvest o'er the land. Nor less thy world, Columbus, drinks, refresh'd, The lavish moisture of the melting year. Wide o'er his isles, the branching Oronoque. Rolls a brown deluge y and the native drives To dwell aloft on life, susssicing trees, At once hi3 dome, his robe, his food, and arms. Swell'd by a thousand streams, impetuous hurl'd From all the roaring Andes, huge descends The river that runs through Slam; on whose banks a -ast multitude of those insects called Fire-fiih make a beautiful appearance in the night. aMaMnaxDccissssass The mighty Orellana. Scarce the Muse Dares stretch her wing o'er this enormous mass Of rushing water; scarce she dares attempt The...show more

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  • Paperback | 70 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 141g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236553462
  • 9781236553461