The poetical works of Horace Smith. 2vols

Paperback | February 7, 2012

byHorace Smith

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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.1846 Excerpt: ... WRITTEN IN THE PORCH OF BINSTEAD CHURCH, ISLE OF WIGHT. 4 Farewell, sweet Binstead! take a fond farewell From one unused to sight of woods and seas, Amid the strife of cities doom'd to dwell, Yet roused to ecstaey by scenes like these, Who could for ever sit beneath thy trees, Inhaling fragrance from the flowery dell; Or, listening to the murmur of the breeze, Gaze with delight on Ocean's awful swell. Again farewell! nor deem that I profane Thy sacred porch; for while the Sabbath strain May fail to turn the sinner from his ways, These are impressions none can feel in vain,--These are the wonders that perforce must raise The soul to God, in reverential praise. THE WORLD. Oh, what a palace rare hast thou created, Almighty Architect, for man's delight! With sun, and moon, and stars illuminated; Whose azure dome with pictured clouds is bright, Each painted by thy hand,--a glorious sight! Whose halls are countless landscapes, variegated, All carpeted with flowers; while all invite Each sense of man to be with pleasure sated. Fruits hang around us; music fills each beak; The fields are perfumed; and to eyes that seek For Nature's charms, what tears of joy will start. So let me thank thee, God, not with the reek Of sacrifice, but breathings pour'd apart, And the blood-offering of a grateful heart. TO A ROSE. Thou new-born Rose, emerging from the dew, Like Aphrodite, when the lovely bather Blush'd from the sea, how fair thou art to view, And fragrant to the smell! The Almighty Father Implanted thee, that men of every hue, Even a momentary joy might gather; And shall he save one people, and pursue Others to endless agony? O rather Let me believe in thee, thou holy Rose, Who dost alike thy lips of love unclose, Be thy abode by saint or savage trod. Thou art the pries...

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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.1846 Excerpt: ... WRITTEN IN THE PORCH OF BINSTEAD CHURCH, ISLE OF WIGHT. 4 Farewell, sweet Binstead! take a fond farewell From one unused to sigh...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:38 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.08 inPublished:February 7, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:021756318X

ISBN - 13:9780217563185

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