The Works of Peter Pindar, Esq. with a Copious Index; To Which Is Prefixed Some Account of His Life ...

The Works of Peter Pindar, Esq. with a Copious Index; To Which Is Prefixed Some Account of His Life ...

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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. 1816 edition. Excerpt: ...the splendid heav'n. And draw of deep astronomers the ken; The Georgium Sidus of the sons of men!!! 0 BOSWELL, Bozzy, Bruce', wh ate'er thy name, Thou mighty shark for anecdote and fame; Thou jackall, leading lion Johnson forth To eat M'Pherson + 'midst his native North; To frighten grave professors with his roar, And shake the Hehrides from shore to shore-All hail i-3-At length, amhitious Thane, thy rage To give one spark to Fame's hespangled page Is amply gratified---a thousand eyes Survey thy hooks with rapture and surprise! Loud, of thy Tour, a thousand tongues have spoken, And w9ndel"d that thy hones were never hroken! Trinmphant, thou through Time's vast gulf shall The pilot of our literary whale; sail, Close to the classic Ramhler shalt thou cling, Close as a supple courtier to a king; Fate shall not shake thee off with all its pow'r, Stuck like a hat, to some old ivy'd tow'r. Thou, curious scrapmonger, shalt live in song When death hath still'd the rattle of thy tongue; E'en future hahes to lisp thy name shall learn, And Bozzy join with W'ood, and Tommy Hearn, Who drove the spiders from much prose and rhime, And suatch'd old stories from the jaws of time. Sweet ls thy page-, I ween, that doth recite, How thou and Johnson, arm in arm, one night, March'd through fair Edinhurgh's Pactolian show'rs, Which Cloacina hountifully pours; flow, Those gracious show'rs that franght with fragrance And gild, like gingerhread, the world helow. Who will not, too, thy pen's minutiae hless, That gives posterity the R.amhler's dress "? Methinks I view his full, plain suit of hrown, The large grey hushy wig that...show more

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  • Paperback | 104 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 200g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236954955
  • 9781236954954