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

Paperback | October 12, 2012

byBritish Poets

not yet rated|write a review
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. 1822 edition. Excerpt: ...life in it, Be free; The beasts are charter'd--neither age nor force Can quell the love of freedom in a horse: He breaks the cord that held him at the rack; And, conscious of an unincumber'd back, Snuffs up the morning air, forgets the rein, Loose fly his forelock and his ample mane; Responsive to the distant neigh he neighs; Nor stops, till, overleaping all delays, He finds the pasture where his fellows graze. Canst thou, and honour'd with a Christian name, Buy what is woman born, and feel no shame? Trade in the blood of innocence, and plead Expedience as a warrant for the deed? So may the wolf, whom famine has made bold To quit the forest and invade the fold: So may the ruffian, who with ghostly glide,. Dagger in hand, steals close to your bedside; Not he, but his emergence forced the door, He found it inconvenient to be poor. Has God then given its sweetness to the cane, Unless his laws be trampled on---in vain? Built a brave world, which cannot yet subsist, Unless his right to rule it be dismiss'd? Impudent blasphemy! So Folly pleads, And, Avarice being judge, with ease succeeds. But grant the plea, and let it stand for just, That man make man his prey, because he must; Still there is room for pity to abate, And sooth the sorrows of so sad a state. A Briton knows, or if he knows it not, The Scripture placed within his reach, he ought, That souls have no discriminating hue, Alike important in their Maker's view; That none are free from blemish since the fall, And love divine has paid one price for all. The wretch, that works and weeps without relief, Has one that notices his silent grief, He, from whose hands alone all power proceeds, Ranks its abuse among the foulest deeds, Considers all injustice with a frown; But marks the man that...

Pricing and Purchase Info

$27.95

Out of stock online

From the Publisher

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. 1822 edition. Excerpt: ...life in it, Be free; The beasts are charter'd--neither age nor force Can quell the love of freedom in a horse: ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:80 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.17 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217577830

ISBN - 13:9780217577830

Look for similar items by category:

Customer Reviews of The British Poets, Including Translations Volume 23, No. 1

Reviews