The British Poets, Including Translations

Paperback | October 12, 2012

byBritish Poets

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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. 1822 edition. Excerpt: ...of every thing that is great and beautiful in nature; of the morning rising from the ocean; of the sun, the moon, and the planetary system; of a giant and a hermit; of woods, rocks, and mountains, and the seasons of the revolving year; and in all these the images are so entirely new, the transitions so sudden and unexpected, so void of all apparent art, yet not without much of that which is quite invisible; the thoughts are so sublime, so distant from all vulgar ideas, or common sense, that the judicious reader will scarcely find in it a single deviation from the severest laws of just criticism; and if he can peruse this incomparable work without an enthusiastic admiration, he ought to conclude, that whatever delight he may receive from poetry of other kinds, he is one of those unfortunate geniuses who have no taste for that most sublime species of it, the ode. AN ODE. Pindarnm qnisquis studet ncmulari. ' I'll combat Nature, interrupt her course, And baffle all her stated laws by force; Tear from its bed the deeply rooted pine, And hurl it up the craggy mountain's side; Divert the tempest from its destined line, And stem the torrent of the' impetuous tide; Teach the dull ox to dance, the ass to play, And even obstinate Americans to' obey. ' Like some dread herald, tigers I'll compel In the same field with stags in peace to dwell: The rampant lion now erect shall stand, Now couchant at my feet shall lie depress'd; And, if he dares but question my command, With one strong blow I'll halve him to a crest.' Thus spoke the giant Gogmagog: the sound Reverberates from all the echoing rocks around. Now Morning, robed in saffron-colour'd gown, Her head with pink and pea-green ribands dress'd, Climbs the celestial staircase, and looks down From out...

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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. 1822 edition. Excerpt: ...of every thing that is great and beautiful in nature; of the morning rising from the ocean; of the sun, the moo...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:70 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.15 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:021757792X

ISBN - 13:9780217577922

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