The Works of the British Poets, Collated with the Best Editions Volume 31

The Works of the British Poets, Collated with the Best Editions Volume 31

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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. 1808 edition. Excerpt: ...a thorny crown, And with state bloodhounds hunted Freedom down-; When others, struck with fancies not less vain, Saw mighty kings by their own subjects slain, And, in each friend of liberty and law, With horror big, a future Cromwell saw, Thy manly zeal stept forth, bade discord cease, And sung each jarring atom into peace: Liberty, cheer'd by thy all-cheering eye, Shall, waking from her trance, live and not die; And, patroniz'd by thee, Prerogative Shall, striding forth at large, not die, but live; Whilst Privilege, hung betwixt earth and sky, Shall not well know whether to live or die. When on a rock which overhung the Hood, And seem'd to totter, Commerce shivering stood; When Credit, building on a sandy shore, Saw the sea swell, and hcard the tempest roar, Heard death in every blast, and in each wave Or saw, or fancied that she saw, her, grave; Vheu property, transfer'd from hand to hand, Weakemd by change, crawl'd sickly through the V hen mutual confidence was at an end, land; And man no longer could on man depend, -Oppress'd with debts of more than common weight, When all men fear'd a bankruptcy of state; When, certain death to honour, and to trade, A sponge was talk'd of as our only aid; That to be sav'd we must he more undone, And pay 0!? all our debts, by paying none; Like England's better genins, born to bless, And suatch his sinking country from distress, Didst thou step fbrth, and, without sail or car, Pilot the shatter'd vessel safe to shore: Nor shalt thou quit, till, anchor'd firm and fast, She rides secure, and mocks the threatening blast Born in thy house, and in thy service bred, Nurs'd in thy arms, and at thy table fed, By thy sage counsels to...show more

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  • Paperback | 92 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 181g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236776445
  • 9781236776440