Poetical Works Of William Collins; With Life Of The Author

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byWilliam Collins

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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. 1848. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... ODE TO PITY. O Thou, the friend of man, assign'd With balmy hands his wounds to bind, And charm his frantic woe: When first Distress, with dagger keen, Broke forth to waste his destin'd scene, His wild unsated foe! By Pella's* bard, a magic name, By all the griefs his thought could frame, Receive my humble rite: Long, Pity, let the nations view Thy sky-worn robes of tend'rest blue, And eyes of dewy light! But wherefore need I wander wide To old Illissus' distant side, * Euripides, of whom Aristotle pronounces, on a comparison of him with Sophocles, that he was the greater master of the tender passions, tv rpaytvcjrMos. Deserted stream, and mute 1 Wild Aran* too has heard thy strains, And Echo, midst thy native plains, Been sooth'd by Pity's lute. There first the wren thy myrtles shed On gentlest Otway's infant head, To him thy cell was shown; And while he sung the female heart, With youth's soft notes unspoil'd by art, Thy turtles mix'd their own. Come, Pity, come, by Fancy's aid, E'en now my thoughts, relenting maid, Thy temple's pride design: Its southern site, its truth complete, Shall raise a wild enthusiast heat In all who view the shrine. There Picture's toils shall well relate, How chance, or hard involving fate, O'er mortal bliss prevail: The buskin'd muse shall near her stand, And sighing prompt her tender hand, With each disastrous tale. * The river Aran runs by the village in Sussex, where Otway had his birth. There let me oft, retir'd by day, In dreams of passion melt away, Allow'd with thee to dwell: There waste the mournful lamp of night, Till, Virgin, thou again delight To hear a British shell! ODE TO FEAR. Thou, to whom the world unknown, With all its shadowy shapes, is shown; Who seest, appall'd, the unreal scene, While Fancy lifts the ...

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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. 1848. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... ODE TO PITY. O Thou, the friend of man, assign'd With balmy hands his wounds to bind, And charm his frantic woe: When first ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:28 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.06 inPublished:January 6, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217246575

ISBN - 13:9780217246576

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