Proverbial Philosophy; A Book Of Thoughts And Arguments. A Book Of Thoughts And Arguments

Paperback | January 9, 2012

byMartin Farquhar Tupper

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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. 1839. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... I Left the happy fields that smile around the village of Content, And sought with wayward feet the torrid desert of Amhition. Long time, parched and weary, I travelled that burning sand, And the hooded basilisk and adder were strewed in my way for palms; Black scorpions thronged me round, with sharp uplifted stings, Seeming to mock me as 1 ran; (then I guessed it was a dream,-- But life is oft so like a dream, we know not where we are:) So I toiled on, doubting in myself, up a steep gravel cliff, Whose yellow summit shot up far into the brazen sky; And quickly, I was wafted to the top, as upon unseen wings Carrying me upward like a leaf: (then I thought it was a dream,-- Yet life is oft so like a dream, we know not where we are:) So I stood on the mountain, and behold! before me a giant, pyramid And I clomb with eager haste its high and difficult steps; For I longed, like another Belus, to mount up, yea to heaven, Nor sought I rest until my feet had spurned the crest of earth. Then I sat on my granite throne under the burning sun, And the world lay smiling beneath me, but I was wrapt in flames; (And I hoped, in glimmering consciousness, that all this torture was a dream,-- Yet life is oft so like a dream, we know not where we are.) And anon, as I sat scorching, the pyramid shuddered to its root, E And I felt the quarried mass leap from its sand foundations: Awhile it tottered, and tilted, as raised by invisible levers,-- i' (And now my reason spake with me; I knew it was a dream: Yet T hushed that whisper into silence, for I hoped to learn of wisdom, By tracking up my truant thoughts, whereunto they might lead:) And suddenly, as rolling upon wheels, adown the cliff it rushed, . . And I thought, in my hot brain, of the Muscovites' icy slope; »... _ ...

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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. 1839. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... I Left the happy fields that smile around the village of Content, And sought with wayward feet the torrid desert of Amhition...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:44 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.09 inPublished:January 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217537901

ISBN - 13:9780217537902

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