Byron And The Times by John W ThomasByron And The Times by John W Thomas

Byron And The Times

byJohn W Thomas

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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. 1867 edition. Excerpt: ...while with her he bows Before yon altar, and en Heaven doth call, He's absent, though he, "spoke the fitting vows,' Nor heard the words which from his own lips fall; And soon shalt thou, fair injured lady, prove The deep distress of ill-requited love! Lxvii. But let me quit a theme that grows too serious, And over this dark picture draw the curtain: The causes of domestic strife are various; And its effects but seldom prove diverting. All human happiness is but precarious, And nothing earthly can be reckon'd certain: Take warning then, you whom it may concern, And from this sad example wisdom learn. Lxviii. Yet "Brutus is an honourable man;" Thus much at least must certainly be granted: His frailties therefore I'll no further scan, On these I have sufficiently descanted: Besides, this episode no longer can Be here allow'd, my Muse's aid being wanted, To carry on the general argument, Before her strength of wing is wholly spent. LXIX. She has skimm'd along the surface of her theme, And dipt into it sometimes, here and there; With now and then (what you perhaps esteem) A very strange digression; and I fear, That if I thus go on to talk and dream, Your patience I shall certainly impair: But then I wish in all things to abide By that example Byron has supplied. LXX. And here I also shall accuse myself: (This virtue too his bright example teaches) Not that the love of pleasure, or of pelf, Resides in me; but my ambition reaches To hope that side by side, on the same shelf, This work and his may rest. My Muse beseeches (Although, for my part, I don't care one feather) Juan and she may live and die together. I.XXI. For, notwithstanding what her zeal hath done Already for him, much remains in store; In fact the subject hardly is begun, So don't...
Title:Byron And The TimesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:108 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.22 inPublished:May 20, 2014Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217342906

ISBN - 13:9780217342902