Select Works of the British Poets; In a Chronological Series from Ben Jonson to Beattie

Select Works of the British Poets; In a Chronological Series from Ben Jonson to Beattie

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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. 1840 edition. Excerpt: ...Child of the Sun, refulgent Summer comes, In pride of youth, and felt through Nature's depth: He comes attended by the sultry hours, And ever-fanning breezes, on his way; While from his ardent look, the turning Spring Averts her blushful face; and earth and skies, All smiling, to his hot dominion leaves. Hence, let me haste into the mid-wood shade, Whero scarce a sunbeam wanders through the gloom; And on the dark-green grass, beside the brink Of haunted stream, that by the roots of oak Rolls o'er the rocky channel, lie at large, And sing the glories of the circling year. Come, Inspiration! from thy hermit seat, By mortal seldom found: may fancy dare, From thy fix'd serious eyo, and raptur'd glance Shot on surrounding Heaven, to steal one look Creative of the poet, every power Exalting to an eestasy of soul. And thou, my youthful Muse's early friend. In whom the human graces all unite: Puie light of mind, and tenderness of heart; Genius, and wisdom; the gay social sense, By decency chastis'd; goodness and wit, In seldom-meeting harmony combin'd; Unblemish'd honor, and an active zeal For Britain's glory, liberty, and man: O Doddington! attend my rural song, Stoop to my theme, inspirit every line, And teach me to deserve thy just applause. With what an awful world-revolving power Were first th' unwieldy planets lanch'd along Th' illimitable void! Thus to remain, Amid the flux of many thousand years, That oft has swept the toiling race of men. And all their labor'd monuments away. Firm, unremitting, matchless, in their course; To the kind-temper'd change of night and day, And of the seasons ever stealing round, Minutely faithful: such th' all-perfect Hand! That pois'd, impels, and rules the steady whole. When now no more th' alternate Twins are...
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  • Paperback | 924 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 46mm | 1,615g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236521781
  • 9781236521781