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The Poetical Works of the Late Mrs. Mary Robinson Volume 1; Including Many Pieces Never Before Published. in Three Volumes

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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. 1806 Excerpt: ...lustre on the wither'd thorn, His tear benign calm comfort throws O'er rugged Life's corroding woes; His pious soul's enlighten'd rays Dart forth, to gild his wint'ry days; He smiles serene at Heav'n's decree, And his last hour resigns to Thee, When Learning, with Promethean art Unveils to light the youthful...
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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. 1806 Excerpt: ...lustre on the wither'd thorn, His tear benign calm comfort throws O'er rugged Life's corroding woes; His pious soul's enlighten'd rays Dart forth, to gild his wint'ry days; He smiles serene at Heav'n's decree, And his last hour resigns to Thee, When Learning, with Promethean art Unveils to light the youthful heart; When on the richly-budding spray The glorious beams of Genius play; When the expanded leaves proclaim The promis'd fruits of rip'ning Fame; O Meditation, maid divine! Proud Reason owns the work is thine. Oft have I known thy magic pow'r Irradiate sorrow's wint'ry hour; Oft my full heart to Thee hath flown, And wept for mis'ries not its own; When shrewd hypocrisy has wound In dulcet tones my soul around, While art, conceal'd in specious guise, Pour'd passion's tear and pity's sighs; When, cold Ingratitude was seen Beneath affection's gentlest mien; When, pinch'd with agonizing Pain, My restless bosom dar'd complain; Oft have I sunk upon thy breast, And lull'd my weary mind to rest; Till I have own'd the blest decree, That gave my soul to Peace and Thee. ODE TO VALOUR. Transcendent Valour!--godlike Pow'r! Lord of the dauntless breast, and stedfast mien! Who, rob'd in majesty sublime, Sat in thy eagle-wafted car, And led the hardy sons of war, With head erect, and eye serene, Amidst the arrowy show'r; When, unsubdued, from clime to clime, Young Ammon taught exulting Fame O'er earth's vast space to sound the glories of thy name. Illustrious Valour! from whose glance Each recreant passion shrinks dismay'd; To whom benignant Heav'n consign'd All that can elevate the mind; 'Tis Thine, in radiant worth array'd, To rear thy glitt'ring helmet high, And with intrepid front defy Stern Fate's uplifted arm and desolating lance. When, from the Ch Aos of primaev...
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781150760808
  • Publisher: General Books LLC
  • Publication date: 5/28/2012
  • Pages: 72
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 0.15 (d)

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