Poems, Religious, Historical, And Political (volume 2); Also Two Articles In Prose by Eliza Roxey Snow

Poems, Religious, Historical, And Political (volume 2); Also Two Articles In Prose

byEliza Roxey Snow

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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. 1877. Excerpt: ... APOSTROPHE TO JERUSALEM. Thou City with a cherished name, A name in garlands drest, Adorned with ancient sacred fame, As city of the blest. Thy rulers once were mighty men, Thy sons, renowned in war: Thy smiles were sought and courted then By people from afar. A holy Temple, built as God Directed it should be, In which His glory shone abroad, With heavenly majesty; Was great adornment to thy place, And lustre to thy name; With much of grandeur, wealth and grace, To magnify thy fame. The Lord was with thee then, and deigned, In speech well understood, Thro' prophets, by His wisdom trained, To counsel for thy good. Attracted by illustrious fame, As by a ruling star, To study wisdom, people'came From other climes afar. Thine then, a chosen, favored land, Was erown'd with plenty's smile; The mountains dropped down fatness, and The hillsides wine and oil. And thou wert like a golden gem Upon a nation's brow. Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Alas! What art thou now? Degraded, and on every hand, From wisdom all estranged; Thy glory has departed, and All, but thy name, is changed! From God withdrawn--by him forsook--To all intents depraved; Beneath the Turkish iron yoke, Thou long hast been enslaved. Divested of all heavenly rites, Thy crest has fallen low; Around thy walls are squalid sights Of beggary and woe; Thy streets are narrow, filthy lanes--Offensive to the breath; Thy pools appear like sewer drains, That breed disease and death. No Temple now, that God designed--No church by him approved--No prophet to reveal His mind, By inspiration moved; Where once, a royal banner spread, The " Crescent," waving now: A sable wreath is on thy head, And blood upon thy brow. The curse of God those changes wrought, Through crimes the Jews have done, When they his counsels set at na...

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Title:Poems, Religious, Historical, And Political (volume 2); Also Two Articles In ProseFormat:PaperbackDimensions:48 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.1 inPublished:January 31, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217030696

ISBN - 13:9780217030694

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