Somerset, With The Severn Sea; A Poem, With Historical And Miscellaneous Notes

Paperback | February 6, 2012

byJohn Draper

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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. 1867. Excerpt: ... THIRD CANTO. THE QUANTOCK. HILLS--GENERAL YIEW FROM THEIR SUMMITS--NETHER-STOWEY, COLERIDGE, ETC.--ALFOXDEN, WORDSWORTH--11UKSTER CASTLE--MINEHEAD--LTICCOMBE--HOLNICOT--RITER HORNER--PORLOCK BAT--ASHLEY LODGE--CULBOURNE KXMOOR--WIN8FORD--PIXTON PARK--CONFLUENCE OF THE EXE AND HAULS. I. I Stood on. Quantoek--from whose lofty brow A glorious vale is seen on either side; Where Tone, to blend with Parret, glideth slow, While Severn sea-ward rolls his rapid tide:--With joy, once more, I hail those waters wide, Where stately argosies, with pennons gay, Bearing the world's rich treasures, are descried; While Cambria's coast gleams with the morning ray, And mountain-heights beyond fade into distance gray. A noble range of picturesque bills, about twelve miles in length, its western extremity abutting the Bristol Channel, on which the heath-cock and occasionally the red-deer are found. II. Here, on these hills, my spirit doth rejoice, Like yon up-springing lark, all bliss, to be; Inwardly singing with a quiet voice, And musing upon all I hear and see:--Around me lies the world's epitome--Towns, cities, hamlets, villages, and spires; All that for which we chmb, or bend the knee-Ambition, love, woes, wishes, and desires, The cradles of our sons, the ashes of our sires! III. These are the books, the academes where man May meditate from morn till coming night; The story of the past with profit scan, And learn deep wisdom, mingled with delight: Here Nature's volume spread before his sight--Woods, streams, fair vallies, and the mighty sea; On Contemplation's wing ho gains the height, Where heavenly beauty may discerned be, Mid amaranthine bowers of blest eternity! IV. There is a spot whereon the eye doth rest, The poet's eye, gazing entranc'd around; "Which he, all-elo...

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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. 1867. Excerpt: ... THIRD CANTO. THE QUANTOCK. HILLS--GENERAL YIEW FROM THEIR SUMMITS--NETHER-STOWEY, COLERIDGE, ETC.--ALFOXDEN, WORDSWORTH--11UKS...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:92 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.19 inPublished:February 6, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217053009

ISBN - 13:9780217053006

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