The Works of James Thomson; With His Last Corrections, Additions and Improvements

The Works of James Thomson; With His Last Corrections, Additions and Improvements

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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. 1757 edition. Excerpt: ...truth 765 Dares in their presence check the soothing strains Of adulation base, and boldly blame Their faults, or honest counsel give unask'd: What tho' they tear not from the starving hind The morsel earn'd with hard deserving toil, 770 To pamper idle waste; or guilty wars, By wild ambition kindled, to support: Yet to protect the good, restrain the bad, -To eloath the naked, feed the hungry, wipe The guiltless tear from poor asfliction's eye; 775 To raise hid merit, set th' alluring light Of virtue high in view; to nourish arts, Encourage genius, emulation raise, -J-The bill of rights, and act of succession. F 4 Make Make their own people virtuous, happy, great, And guard all Europe from th' oppressive arm 78c That would its rights invade; for deeds like these The fair career before them open lies. While the dark precipice that leads to ill, To folly, guilt, and shame, is kindly barr'd. O blest restraint! how poor to These are all 785 The giddy glories of despotic thrones! Thus, thus indeed is imag'd Pousr divine, Boundless and absolute in Good alone. And now behold! My Fabrick stands compleat, The Palace Of The Laws. To different ranks Responsive place belongs, yet equal spreads 79! The sheltering roof o'er all; while plenty flows, And glad contentment echoes round the whole. Nor outward tempests, nor corrosive time, Nought but the felon undermining hand 795 Of dark Corruption, can its frame dissolve, And lay the toil of ages in the dust. At this her eye, collecting all its sire, Beam'd more than human; and her awful voice, Majestic thus she rais'd "To Britons bear 800 "This closing strain, and with intenser note "Loud let it found in their awaken'd ear. "On Virtue can alone My Kingdom stand; "For, lost this social cement...show more

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  • Paperback | 50 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236609611
  • 9781236609618