Waugh's Complete Works Volume 10

Waugh's Complete Works Volume 10

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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. 1883 edition. Excerpt: ...the struggling art, but yet it grew. In patient majesty the nursling rose; Rooted by struggle, and made strong by blows; PROLOGUE. Till e'en its nurses watched it with surprise, And tyrants trembled as they saw it rise! For, as it grew, to realms of light it led, And fed the freedom upon which it fed. Oh, freedom! Spark of heaven-descended fire, That never fades from noble heart's desire! The bird that in the wild wood carols free, --No bird, imprisoned, sings so well as he! Thanks to those lofty stars of England's night, Who cheered her struggling sons with steadfast light Thanks to the men who fought and suffered long, To make the right triumphant over wrong. Thanks to those gallant hearts of later breed, By whom the Press was from its trammels freed.--Now, thousands print what millions rush to read. But stay, my roving muse, --restrain thy flight, What is it brings the Press-gang here to-night? Come they, as erst, some wandering slave to seize? Ah, no, --our mission is to free, and please: In mutual self-reliance to combine, To soothe the last sad hours of life's decline; To help the feeble and to cheer the sad; The worn-out workman's sinking heart to glad; From bitter penury the sick to save, And soothe the totterer's way unto the grave. And feeble though our histrionic skill, It humbly seeks to lessen human ill. Then, oh, with generous hearts, give kind acclaim, And cheer the labour for its noble aim. Oh, Printing, Art with mystic power fraught! Thou swift dispenser of undying thought! Strew lofty lessons still, at heaven's behest: And teach us Charity above the rest! And, till we're summoned hence, by fatal call, --Father of Nature's Chapel, bless us all! In the old printing-offices of England, and even in many of the best printing-offices of...show more

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  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 77g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236504119
  • 9781236504111