Young's Night Thoughts. with Life, Critcal Diss., and Explanatory Notes, by G. Gilfillan

Young's Night Thoughts. with Life, Critcal Diss., and Explanatory Notes, by G. Gilfillan

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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. 1853 edition. Excerpt: ...Analogy, man's surest guide below. 734 Thus far, all nature calls on thy belief. And will Lorenzo, careless of the call, False attestation on all nature charge, Rather than violate his league with Death? Renounce his reason, rather than renounce The dust beloved, and run the risk of heaven 1 740 Oh, what indignity to deathless souls! What treason to the majesty of man! Of man immortal! Hear the lofty style: "If so decreed, th' Almighty Will be done. Let earth dissolve, yon ponderous orbs descend, And grind us into dust. The soul is safe; The man emerges; mounts above the wreck, As towering flame1 from Nature's funeral pyre; O'er devastation, as a gainer, smiles; His charter, his inviolable rights, 750 Well pleased to learn from thunder's impotence, Death's pointless darts, and hell's defeated storms." But these chimeras touch not thee, Lorenzo! The glories of the world thy sevenfold shield. Other ambition than of crowns in air, And superlunary felicities, Thy bosom warm. I'll cool it, if I can; And turn those glories that enchant, against thee. 1 Towering flame, ' &c.: these lines are reproduced in the close of Campbell's ' Pleasures of Hope.' What ties thee to this life, proclaims the next. 759 If wise, the cause that wounds thee is thy cure. Come, my ambitious! let us mount together (To mount, Lorenzo never can refuse); And from the clouds, where pride delights to dwell, Look down on earth.--What seestthou1? Wondrous things! Terrestrial wonders, that eclipse the skies. What lengths of labour'd lands! what loaded seas! Loaded by man, for pleasure, wealth, or war! Seas, winds, and planets, into service brought, His art acknowledge, and promote his ends.. Nor can th' eternal rocks his will withstand; no What levell'd mountains! and...show more

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  • Paperback | 114 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 218g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236597168
  • 9781236597168