The Works with His Lift by Allan Cunningham Volume N . 1

The Works with His Lift by Allan Cunningham Volume N . 1

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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. 1834 edition. Excerpt: ...a liking which he seems to have inherited from his fathers. On the 31st day of December, 1787, he was present at a meeting to celebrate the birth-day of the last of the race of our native princes, the unfortunate Charles Edward: he acted the part of laureate on the occasion, and recited an ode, lamenting the past, sympathizing in the present, and prophesying retribution for the future. I Like almost all the verse for which Burns taxed his spirit, the ode is cumbrous and inflated; neither the fiery impetuosity of Grahame, nor the calm intrepidity of Balmerino inspired him--" Ye honoured mighty dead! Who nobly perished in the glorious cause, Your king, your country. and your laws; From great Dundee, who, smiling, victory led, And fell a martyr in her arms; What breast of northern ice but warms To bold Balmerino's undying name? Whose soul of fire, lighted at Heaven's high flame, Deserves the proudest wreath departed heroes claim!" Who were the Poet's associates at this anniversary no one has told us. The white rose of jacobitism was worn in those days by many people of rank and condition: it was the cognizance of all-who regretted that Scotland had ceased to be a separate kingdom, had lost the dignity of her parliament, the honours of her monarchy, and was compelled to send her children into another land to represent her interests, where they were exposed to the scoffs and insults of a proud and haughty people. This was the jacobitism of Burns; though he sung of the woes of Drumossie, and the sufferings of Prince Charles, he had no desire to see the ancient line restored, and the Hanoverian dynasty expelled, since he knew that every step towards the throne would be onadead man's body. His heart clung to the immediate...show more

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  • Paperback | 98 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 191g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236535324
  • 9781236535320