Somerset, With The Severn Sea;  A Poem, With Notes: a poem, with notes by John DraperSomerset, With The Severn Sea;  A Poem, With Notes: a poem, with notes by John Draper

Somerset, With The Severn Sea; A Poem, With Notes: a poem, with notes

byJohn Draper

Paperback | May 21, 2012

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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: ...around the moors of Muchelney: Where still the musing wanderer may see That ruin'd Abbey, famous in its day,3 Which, for deep crime, if pardon there might be, In penitence was rais'd to God and piety. Roger Bacon. X. A thousand years, save one brief century, Havo pass'd since then--yet still the gentle air Plays round that ancient pile as wooingly, As though the storms of time had ne'er been there: "While loving Nature shows her tenderest care Towards all aged things--throwing her green Dark-ivied mantle o'er the lone and bare, And gives such beauty to each fading scene, As makes us scarce regret the splendour that hathbeen. XI. The sun had passed its zenith, when we came, Through elm-embower'd fields to that proud height, For ever link'd with Chatham's glorious name;4 Where oft his noble spirit would delight, WTiene'er, contending for his Country's right, From listening senates he awhile could flee; Exchanging place and power, for the sweet sight Of flocks and herds, and children sporting free, With rural peace, pure love, and home society. Barton Pynsent. XII. Here, raised to friendship, still unscath'd doth stand, With emblematic flame aspired to heaven, That noble monument, upon the land, By private wealth to public virtue given:--Though o'er its head the threatening storm hath And Avarice would barter it at will; driven, Long may it be by lightning's shaft unriven, And patriot conservers guard it still; Memorial of the Men who dwelt on Pynsent's hill! XIII. From that bold steep, far rising in the west, The Towers of Taunton dimly meet the sight; Through whose broad vale, with fruitful bounty blest, The gentle Tone glides murmuring with delight:--While underneath the slope of Polden's height, Far spreading to the south, lies Sedgmoor's field; Recal...
Title:Somerset, With The Severn Sea; A Poem, With Notes: a poem, with notesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:92 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.19 inPublished:May 21, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217996078

ISBN - 13:9780217996075