The Watchman, by S.T. Coleridge

The Watchman, by S.T. Coleridge

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ...and tyrannous conquest, dares To challenge fame and honour; and too oft The poet, bending low to lawless power, Hath paid unseemly reverence, yea, and brought Streams clearest of the Aonian fount, to wasti Blood-stain'd ambition. If the stroke of war Fell certain on the guilty head, none else; If they who make the cause might taste the effect, And drink themselves the. bitter cup they mix, Then might the bard (though child of peace) delight.IV To twine fresh wreaths around the conqueror's brow. Or haply strike his high toned harp to swell The trumpet's martial sound, and bid them on, . Whom justice arms for vengeance: but alas! That undistinguishing and deathful storm Beats heaviest on the exposed Innocent; And they that stir its fury, while it raves Stand at fase distance; send their mandate sorth Unto the mortal Ministers that wait To do their bidding--Ah! who then regards The Widow's tears, the friendless Orphan's cry, And Famine, and the ghastly train of woes That follow at the dogged heels of war? They in the pomp and pride of victory, Rejoicing o'er the desolated Earth, As at an altar wet with human blood, And flaming with the fke of cities burnt, '. Sing their mad hymns of triumph, hymns to God O'er the destruction of his gracious works!--Hymns to the Father o'er his slaughter'd Sons! Detested be their sword, abhorred their name: , ., And scorn'd the tongues that praise them. %ism wikva/aliiu';.-"-tutu U..: vt;U fMu, .: fi-.v: , FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE. STATE PAPERS. Warsaw, Feb. 17. It is now more than six weeks since the King of Poland wrote a very affecting letter to the Empress of Russia, relative to the fate he had just experienced, and to that which was destined for him in future. The reply was impatiently expected; it was late in...
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  • Paperback | 100 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 195g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236904850
  • 9781236904850