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Book-Verse; An Anthology of Poems of Books and Bookmen from the Earliest Times to Recent Years

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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. 1896 Excerpt: ...to Augustus, by Athenodorus, the Stoic philosopher. Scarce lives the man to whom thou'rt quite unknown, Though few the extent of thy vast empire own. Whatever wonders magic spells can do On earth, in air, in sea, in shades below; What words profound and dark wise Mahomet spoke, When his old cow an angel's ...
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Book-verse; an anthology of poems of books and bookmen from the earliest times to recent years

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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. 1896 Excerpt: ...to Augustus, by Athenodorus, the Stoic philosopher. Scarce lives the man to whom thou'rt quite unknown, Though few the extent of thy vast empire own. Whatever wonders magic spells can do On earth, in air, in sea, in shades below; What words profound and dark wise Mahomet spoke, When his old cow an angel's figure took; What strong enchantments sage Canidia knew, Or Horace sung, fierce monsters to subdue, 0 mighty Book, are all contain'd in you! All human arts, and every science meet, Within the limits of thy single sheet: From thy vast root all learning's branches grow, And all her streams from thy deep fountain flow. And, lo! while thus thy wonders I indite, InspirM I feel the power of which I write; The gentler gout his former rage forgets, Less frequent now, and less severe the fits: Loose grow the chains which bound my useless feet; Stiffness and pain from every joint retreat; Surprising strength comes every moment on, i stand, I step, I walk, and now I run. Here let me cease, my hobbling numbers stop, And at thy handle,3 hang my crutches up. Thomas Tickell. Votiva Tabula.--Hor. THE BOOKWORM. COME hither, Boy! we'll hunt to-day The Bookworm, ravening beast of prey, Produc'd by parent Earth, at odds (As Fame reports it) with the gods. Him frantic hunger wildly drives Against a thousand authors' lives: Thro' all the fields of wit he flies; Dreadful his head with clust'ring eyes, With horns without, and tusks within, And scales to serve him for a skin. Observe him nearly, lest he climb To wound the bards of ancient time, Or down the vale of Fancy go To tear some modern wretch below; On ev'ry corner fix thine eye, Or ten to one he slips thee by. See where his teeth a passage eat; We'll rouse him from the deep retreat. But who the shelter's forc'd to give? 'T...
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781150653483
  • Publisher: General Books LLC
  • Publication date: 5/28/2012
  • Pages: 52
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 0.11 (d)

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