On The Beauties, Harmonies And Sublimities Of Nature; With Remarks On The Laws, Customs, Manners…

Paperback | February 4, 2012

byCharles Bucke

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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. 1837. Excerpt: ... Wishing a colony there; but that he would forward the application to the ministry at home, and should feel happy if their decision should be favorable. After a lapse of rather more than two years, I received a communication from the ambassador, politely implying a negative. THE LOVE OF COUNTRY AND NATIONAL PRIDE. Scenery, among its other beneficial results, never fails to increase the regard, which is entertained by every one for his native country. Even the nabob, who forsook his country after wealth, and marked a foreign soil with rapine, purchases comparative ease from his reflections in the groves of his native village. Breathes there a man, with soul so dead, Who never to himself has said, This is my own, my native land! Whose heart has ne'er within him burn'd, As home his footsteps he has turn'd, From wandering on a foreign strand! If such there breathe, go, mark him well; For him no minstrel raptures swell; High though his titles, proud his name, Boundless his wealth, as wish can claim; Despite those titles, power, and pelf. The wretch, concentered all in self--. Living--shall forfeit fair renown, And, doubly dying, shall go down To the vile dust, from whence he sprung, Unwept, unhonour'd, and unsung. Lay of the Last Minstrel, cant. vi. Inhabitants of wild and desolate regions, of long-extended plains, of heaths, of moors, and of the busy city, can transport themselves into the most distant regions of the globe, and still find fields and plains, and moors and streets, resembling those they have quitted, to awaken, at intervals, all the agreeable associations, which are connected with their native land. These associations are ardent; but they never exalt to that wild and ungovernable transport, which animates the moun taineer, and the inhabitants of...

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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. 1837. Excerpt: ... Wishing a colony there; but that he would forward the application to the ministry at home, and should feel happy if their deci...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:156 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.33 inPublished:February 4, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217266681

ISBN - 13:9780217266680

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