The Works of James Thomson; With His Last Corrections and Improvements to Which Is Prefixed, an Account of the Life and Writings of the Author Volume 4

The Works of James Thomson; With His Last Corrections and Improvements to Which Is Prefixed, an Account of the Life and Writings of the Author Volume 4

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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. 1774 edition. Excerpt: ...Alas! and punish'd too--I have transgress'd The nicest bounds of duty, yet I feel A sentiment of tenderness, a source Of filial nature springing in my breast, That, should it kill me, shall control this passion, . And make me all submission and obedience To you, my honour'd lord, the best of fathers. Siff. Come to my arms, thou comfort of my age Thou only joy and hope of these grey hairs! Come! let me take thee to a parent's heart; There, with the kindly aid of my advice, Fv'n with the dew of these paternal tears, Revive and nourish this becoming spirit--Then thou dost promise me, my Sigifmunda--Thy father stoops to make it his request--Thou wilt resign thy fond, presumpt'ous hopes, And henceforth. never more indulge one thought That in the light of love regards the king? Sigif. Hopes I have none!--Those by this fatal day Are blasted all--But from my foul to banish While weeping.mem'ry there retains her feat, Thoughts which the purest bosom might have cherish'd, Once my delight, now ev'n in anguish charming, Is more, alas! my lord, than I can promife. Sijs. Absence and time, the soft'ner of our passions, ill conquer this. Mean-time, I hope from thee gen'rous great effort; that thou wilt now Exert thy utmost force, nor languish thus Beneath the vain extravagance of love. Let not thy father blush to hear it said, His daughter was so weak, e'er to admit A thought so void of reason, that a king Should to his rank, his honour, and his glory, The high important duties of a throne, Ev'n to his throne itself, madly prefer A wild romantic passion, the fond child Of youthsul dreaming thought and vacant hours; That he should quit his heav'n-appointed station, Desert his awsul charge, the care of all The toiling millions which this isle contains; Nay more, ...show more

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  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 127g
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  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123663585X
  • 9781236635853