The Poems, of the Late Christopher Smart, Consisting of His Prize Poems, Odes, Sonnets, and Fables, Latin and English Translations Volume 1;

The Poems, of the Late Christopher Smart, Consisting of His Prize Poems, Odes, Sonnets, and Fables, Latin and English Translations Volume 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. 1791 Excerpt: ... Ceres there Shines in her golden vesture. Here the meads Enrich'd by Flora's daedal hand, with pride Expose their spotted verdure. Nor are you, .Pomona, absent; you 'midst hoary leaves Swell the vermilion cherry; and on yon trees.Suspend the pippen's palatable gold. There There old Sylvanus in that moss-grown grot Dwells with his wood-nymphs: they with chaplets green And russet mantles oft bedight, aloft From yon bent oaks, in Medway's bosom 'fair Wonder at silver bleak, and prickly pearch, That swiftly thro' their floating forests glide. Yet not even these--these ever varied scenes Of wealth and pleasure can engage my eyes T' o'erlook the lowly hawthorn, if from thence The thrum, sweet warbler, chants th' unstudied lays Which Ph bus' self vaulting from yonder cloud Resulgent, with enliv'ning ray inspires. But neither tow'ring spires, nor lofty elms, Nor golden Ceres., nor the meadows green, Nor orchats, nor the russet-mantled nymphs, Which to the murmurs of the Medway dance, iNor sweetly warbling thrush, with half those charms Attract my eyes, as yonder hop-land dose, ?Joint-work of art and nature, which reminds The muse, and to her theme the wand'rer calls. Boxlcy-Hill, which extends through great part of J&cnt. Here then with pond'rous vehicles and teami Thy rustics fend, and from the caverns deep.Command them bring the chalk: thence to the Idla Convey, and temper with Vulcanian fires..Soon as 'tis form'd, thy lime with bounteous hand O'er all thy lands disseminate; thy lands Which first have felt the soft'ning spade, and drank The strength'niftg vapours from nutricious marl. This done, select the choicest hop, t' insert Fresh in the opening glebe. Say then, my muse, Its various kinds, and From th' effete and vile. The eligible separate with
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  • Paperback | 46 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 100g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1232406503
  • 9781232406501