The Miscellaneous Poems And Essays Of Robert Bigsby by Robert BigsbyThe Miscellaneous Poems And Essays Of Robert Bigsby by Robert Bigsby

The Miscellaneous Poems And Essays Of Robert Bigsby

byRobert Bigsby

Paperback | February 5, 2012

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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. 1842. Excerpt: ... THE ANTIQUARY. A CHARACTERISTIC SKETCH. I knew Ansblmo. He was shrewd and prudent, Wisdom and cunning had their shares of him; But he was shrewish as a wayward child, And pleased again by toys that childhood please; As--book of fables graced with print of wood, Or else the jingling of a rusty medal, Or the rare melody of some old ditty, That first was sung to please King Pepin's cradle!" Sib Waltbr Scott. He had a routk o' auld nick-nackets, Rusty aim caps, and jinglin' jackets, Wad baud the Lothians three in tackets, A towmont' gude; And parritch-pats, and auld saut-backets, Afore the flude!" Burns. DEDICATION TO PRIOR EDITION. TO STEPHEN MAJOR, ESQ. OF QUARKDON, DERBYSHIRE, LATB OK HER MAJESTY'S 13TH REGIMENT OF INFANTRY, IN TESTIMONY OF THE AUTHOR'S SINCERE REGARD AND GRATITUDE FOR MANY DISINTERESTED ACTS OF SERVICE. THE ANTIQUARY. A CHARACTERISTIC SKETCH. "Blest madman, who can every hour employ With something new to wish, or to enjoy!" Dbyden. I Have ever indulged an enthusiastic veneration for the character and pursuits of the Antiquary. I behold in him a wider chain of sympathies--a more exalted intelligence, than in the ordinary "spirits of earth." My imagination loves to depict him as a magician or genie, holding in one hand the tablet "of all things written," and in the other, a huge key, under whose potent custody are enshrined the mysterious secrets of all ages. He is the sole human watcher over the destinies of the world. Dynasties have arisen, and passed away--new empires sprung forth: but his inquisitive mind has traced and unfolded every latent spring that gave an impetus to the ball of Fate. The master-minds of every age and nation have devoted their extraordinary powers, in the acervation of intellectual wealth, to enrich his kindred acq...
Title:The Miscellaneous Poems And Essays Of Robert BigsbyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:114 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.24 inPublished:February 5, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217091709

ISBN - 13:9780217091701