The Literature And The Literary Men Of Great Britain And Ireland (volume 1)

Paperback | February 2, 2012

byAbraham Mills

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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. 1858. Excerpt: ... of his language, the harmony of his verse, and the play of fancy in all his principal productions, are his distinguishing characteristies. With more energy and force of mind he would have been a greater favorite both wiiJi iiis contemporaries and with posterity. AVe shall close our notice of this-'uiinent Scottish poet with a few of his Sonnets, and an extract from th Hirer of Fortk Feasting. EPITATH ON PRINCE HENRY. Stay, passenger, see where inclosed lies The paragon of Princes, fairest frame Time, nature, place, could show to mortal eyes, In worth, wit, virtue, miracle of fame: At least that part the earth of him could claim This marble holds (hard like the Destinies): For as to his brave spirit, and glorious name, The one the world, the other fills the skies. Th' immortal amaranthus, princely rose, Sad violet, and that sweet flower that bears In sanguine spots the tenor of our woes,1 Spread on this stone, and wash it with your tears; Then go and tell from Gades unto Ind You saw where Earth's perfections were confln'd. TO HIS LUTE. My lute, be as thou wert when thou didst grow With thy green mother in some shady grove, When immelodious winds but made thee move, And birds their ramagc2 did on thee bestow. Since that dear voice which did thy sounds approve, Which wont in such harmonious strains to flow, Is reft from earth to tune the spheres above, What art thou but a harbinger of woe 1 Thy pleasing notes be pleasing notes no more. But orphan wailings to the fainting ear, Each stroke a sigh, each sound draws forth a tear; For which be silent as in woods before: Or if that any hand to touch thee deign, Like widow'd turtle Btill her loss complain. THE PRAISE OF A SOLITARY LIFE. Thrice happy he who by some shady grove, Far from the clamorous world, doth liv...

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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. 1858. Excerpt: ... of his language, the harmony of his verse, and the play of fancy in all his principal productions, are his distinguishing char...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:258 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.54 inPublished:February 2, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217121675

ISBN - 13:9780217121675

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