English Odes, Selected By E.w. Gosse

Paperback | October 12, 2012

byEdmund Gosse

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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. 1881 edition. Excerpt: ...But when chill blustering winds or driving rain Prevent my willing feet, be mine the hut, That from the mountain's side Views wilds and swelling floods, And hamlets brown, and dim-discovered spires; And hears their simple bell, and marks o'er all Thy dewy fingers draw The gradual dusky veil. While spring shall pour his showers, as oft he wont, And bathe thy breathing tresses, meekest Eve; While Summer loves to sport Beneath thy lingering light; While sallow Autumn fills thy lap with leaves; Or Winter, yelling through the troublous air, Affrights thy shrinking train, And rudely rends thy robes; So long, sure-found beneath the sylvan shed Shall Fancy, Friendship, Science, rose-lipped health, Thy gentlest influence own, And hymn thy favourite name! ON THE POPULAR SUPERSTITIONS OF THE HIGHLANDS OF SCOTLAND. Written-from Chichester in the winter of 1749, and addressed to Home, the authorof" Douglas" whose acquaint-COLLINS. atKe he /lgj matfe at w,,chester in the autumn of that year. It was first printed in 1780. HOM E, thou return'st from Thames, whose Naiads long Have seen thee lingering with a fond delay, 'Mid those soft friends, whose hearts, some future day, Shall melt, perhaps, to hear thy tragic song. Go, not unmindful of that cordial youth Whom, long endeared, thou leavest by Lavant's side; Together let us wish him lasting tmth, And joy untainted with his destined bride. Go! nor regardless, while these numbers boast My short-lived bliss, forget my social name; But think, far off, how, on the southern coast, I met thy friendship with an equal flame. Fresh to that soil thou turn'st, whose every vale Shall prompt the poet, and his song demand: To thee thy copious subjects ne'er shall fail; Thou need'st but take thy pencil to thy hand, And...

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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. 1881 edition. Excerpt: ...But when chill blustering winds or driving rain Prevent my willing feet, be mine the hut, That from the mountai...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:52 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.11 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217715389

ISBN - 13:9780217715386

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