The British Poets, Including Translations Volume 23, No. 1

Paperback | July 8, 2012

byBritish Poets

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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. 1822 edition. Excerpt: ...Lake theirs, our simple stage-play conies to birth. Our want of art we candidly confess, But give you Nature in her homespun dress; No heroes here--no martial men of might; A cobbler is the champion of to-night; His strap, more famed than George's lance of old, For it can tame that dragoness, a scold! Indulgent then support the cobbler's cause, And though he mayn't deserve it, smile applause. TO THE RECRUITING OFFICER'. SPOKEN AT SHREWSBURY, WHERE MR. FARQUHAR IS SAID TO HAVE WRITTEN THAT COMEDY. From the fair mansions of illustrious shades, From groves of bliss, poetic painted meads, Should Farquhar, deck'd with deathless laurels, Obedient to his own recruiting drum; come, Conscious to-night of the superior grace, The nobler beauties, that adorn this place, Here would he fix--enraptured, here abide, And change Elysium for the Severn's side. Let boasting Rome of one Maecenas tell, Countless are those that by the Severn dwell; Parnassus' Mount let future bards disclaim, Hark! how the Wrekin's hospitable name Swells in the voice of Farquhar and of Fame. 1 Mr. Farqnbar dedicated his play of the Recruiting Officer to his friends. 2 The Wrekin, a remarkable monntaia in the county of Salop, not far from Shrewsbury. Sabrina3! softest nymph that glides along', Winding and various as her Farquhar's song, Indulgent smiled, to bless the poet's toil, And straight his bays bloom'd fresh, and own'd the generous soil. mix'd! Here--Beauty beams, with social sweetness Here--true politeness has her standard fix'd! Here--let the Muse her sacred numbers swell, And here let sportive wit and gay-dress'd humour O, may our secondary labours find dwell! The brave propitious, and the beauteous kind! So may Salopian plains, that bloom so gay, Ne'er know a blast, but wear...

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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. 1822 edition. Excerpt: ...Lake theirs, our simple stage-play conies to birth. Our want of art we candidly confess, But give you Nature in her hom...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:64 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.13 inPublished:July 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217068235

ISBN - 13:9780217068239

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