Zohrab; Or, a Midsummer Day's Dream, and Other Poems

Zohrab; Or, a Midsummer Day's Dream, and Other Poems

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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. 1854 edition. Excerpt: ...Labouring upon a field, whenee, first may rise Rank undergrowth of thorny obloquy, Through whose distorting shade reproaehful eyes May sternly seowl, askanee regarding me, And e'en the love may fail whieh most I prize. Sueh guerdon was I tutored to foresee; Yet eould I ehoose not, nor the voiee despise That through my lips elaimed utteranee, nor restrain The power that wrought within me, both to will And do of his good pleasure, and what skill Of verse is mine inspired, and by my strain Spake what shall yet its purposed end fulfil, For never labour in the Lord was vain. NOTES. 1 Page 82. Natare's whole fabric. I HAvE hcre endeavonred to compress within the limits of a Sonnet the snbstance of an argnment, nowhere employed with snch excellent effect as in an American work, which is little known in this country, bnt which, as it seems to me, only re qnires to be known in order to procnre for its anthor a recog-nition of his right to a place in the very first rank of metaphysical writers. Of his reasonings on the snbject on which I am now referring to him, the snbjoined eloqnent passages may serve at once as specimens and as an epitome. " We recognise the presence of God in natnre in precisely the same manner in which we come to know that any intelligent being exists among ourselves. The ontward form snrely is nothing; a statne or an antomaton may be monlded into a perfect external likeness of a man. Bnt the actions of the living man show that he is animated by a spirit kindred to onr own, by something distinct from the mere framework of bones and mnscles which he inhabits, and which we distingnish as clearly from the person within as we do onr own bodies from ourselves. I am conscions of power dependent on my will, and I...show more

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  • Paperback | 24 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 64g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236768582
  • 9781236768582