An Autumn Dream; Thoughts In Verse. Thoughts In Verse: thoughts in verse (1837)

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byJohn Sheppard

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1837. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... AN AUTUMN DREAM. PART V. THE SABBATH EVE.--THE CONCOURSE.-- THE SPIRIT.--PENINA.--THE ENTHRONED. THE CHORUS. Thoughts on solitude--The writer roams alone till day is declining--Returns to the verge of the mountains--again sees the watching multitude--The fall of torrents is heard--then the sound of moving hosts--The hosts assemble--Transition in thought to the Colisseum--thence to the Amphitheatre above--The concourse there--who--and for whom they wait--The saint who led the writer to the Grove rejoins him, and discourses of Christian divisions, of love and of future unity--of Christian hope and duty--The writer is addressed concerning paradise and heaven by an unknown spirit, who relates the story of Penina and Ithamel, and vanishes--Evening falls--The Shechinah reappears-- The enthroned Saviour--His attendant angels and saints--The Enthroned rises --His glory and its effects--He speaks--The response of the hosts--Its effect on the writer--Conclusion. AN AUTUMN DREAM. 0 Solitude,--thou awful privative,-- In fancy sometimes long'd for, yet more fear'd, By harass'd, wearied, self-condemning minds, Vex'd in the turmoil,--scar'd at self and thee ;-- Thou void, that teemest with eternal fruits, Mighty.and ceaseless nurse of good or ill; Best cherisher of man's divinest hope, Yet foster-parent to his base desires, Sensual and earthly--nay to darkest wiles Of demons, -what a register thou bear'st, --What a vast scroll of thought, intent, and deed, Deed of the busy heart, if not the hand,-- Up to Heaven's final audit! O what notes Of secret evil, hath thy mantle's fold Or the wide hollow of thy sombrous urn Embosom'd, and borne silently away From each of us,--to be unroll'd and scann'd At that tribunal! Yet thou own'st beside, --And to the Great Inspirer be th...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1837. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... AN AUTUMN DREAM. PART V. THE SABBATH EVE.--THE CONCOURSE.-- THE SPIRIT.--PENINA.--THE ENTHRONED. THE CHORUS. Thoughts on sol...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:84 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.17 inPublished:January 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217678017

ISBN - 13:9780217678018

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