Sonnets and Canzonets

Paperback | October 12, 2012

byAmos Bronson Alcott

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1882 edition. Excerpt: ... blame for generations long; They prick us forward toward our destined end, Alike the weak, the sluggish, and the strong. When her grave ancestor, of Winthrop's date, Did with the rich mint-master's daughter join In wedlock, he, sagacious magistrate, Gained more in sterling worth than silver coin: So, when King's Chapel saw, in gladsome May, The mild schoolmaster lead his willing bride, And the courtly warden give her hand away, Mintage' of like worth had no land beside. True love alone nobility doth outvie, And character's the sterling currency. " How still the sea! behold, how calm the sky! And how, in sportive chase, the swallows fly I Sweet breathe the fields, and now a gentle breeze Moves every leaf and trembles through the trees" Phillips. XII. HITHER, the gray and shapely church beside, At sandy Hingham, by the sounding sea, From the disturbing town escaped thus wide, I 'm come, from all encumbering care set free, To raise the choral song, with friends discourse, Roam the wide fields for flowers, or seaward sail, Or to Cohasset's strand repair, where hoarse Tumultuous surges chant their ceaseless tale; Or poesy entertain, grave Wordsworth's lays, Melodious musing childhood's glorious prime, Shakespeare's warm sonnets or Venetian plays, Or that sad wizard Mariner's marvellous Rime. Here in these haunts, this lovers' company, Sweet Love's symposium hold we happily. "Books have always a secret influence on the understanding: we cannot at pleasure obliterate ideas; he that reads books of science, though without any desire for improvement, will grow more knowing-; he that enter-9 tains himself with moral or religious treatises will imperceptibly advance to goodness; the ideas which are often offered to the mind will at last find a lucky...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1882 edition. Excerpt: ... blame for generations long; They prick us forward toward our destined end, Alike the weak, the sluggish, and t...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:18 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.04 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217796478

ISBN - 13:9780217796477

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