The English Poets Volume 2

Paperback | October 12, 2012

byThomas Humphry Ward

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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. 1885 edition. Excerpt: ... with gold and gems in every part, And wonders on it grav'd by the learn'd hand of art; A shield that gives, delight Even to the enemies' sight, Then when they're sure to lose the combat by't. Nor can the snow which now cold age does shed Upon thy reverend head Quench or allay the noble fires within, But all which thou hast been And all that youth can be thou'rt yet, So fully still dost thou Enjoy the manhood, and the bloom of wit, And all the natural heat, but not the fever too. So contraries on Etna's top conspire, Here hoary frosts, and by them breaks out fire. A secure peace the faithful neighbours keep, Th' emboldened snow next to the flame does sleep. And if we weigh, like thee, Nature, and causes, we shall see That thus it needs must be: To things immortal time can do no wrong, And that which never is to die, for ever must be young. Brutus Excellent Brutus, of all human race The best till nature was improved by grace, Till men above themselves faith raised more Than reason above beasts before; Virtue was thy life's centre, and from thence Did silently and constantly dispense The gentle vigorous influence To all the wide and fair circumference: And all the parts upon it lean'd so easily, Obey'd the mighty force so willingly, That none could discord or disorder see In all their contrariety; Each had his motion natural and free, And the whole no more moved than the whole world could be From thy strict rule some think that thou didst swerve (Mistaken honest men) in Caesar's blood; What mercy could the tyrant's life deserve, From him who kill'd himself rather than serve? Th' heroic exaltations of good Are so far from understood, We count them vice: alas, our sight's so ill, That things which swiftest move seem to stand still. We look...

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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. 1885 edition. Excerpt: ... with gold and gems in every part, And wonders on it grav'd by the learn'd hand of art; A shield that gives, de...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:152 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.33 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217347886

ISBN - 13:9780217347884

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