The Poetical Works Of James Montgomery Volume 3

Paperback | October 12, 2012

byJames Montgomery

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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. 1861 edition. Excerpt: ...repel, wound, struggle, fly, Gloriously win, unconquer'd die:--Here, in dread silence, while they stand, Each with a death-stroke in his hand, His eye fix'd forward, and his ear Tingling the signal blast to hear; The trumpet sounds;--one note,--no more; The field, the fight, the war is o'er; An earthquake rent the void between; A moment show'd, and shut the scene; Men, chariots, steeds,--of either host, The flower, the pride, the strength were lost: A solitude remains;--the dead Are buried there,--the living fled. Nor yet the reign of Summer closed;--At night in their own homes reposed The fugitives, on either side, Who 'scaped the death their comrades died; When, lo! with many a giddy shock The mountain-cliffs began to rock, And deep below the hollow ground Ran a strange mystery of sound, As if, in chains and torments there, Spirits were venting their despair. That sound, those shocks, the sleepers woke; In trembling consternation, broke Forth from their dwellings, young and old;--Nothing abroad their eyes behold But darkness so intensely wrought, 'Twas blindness in themselves they thought. Anon, aloof, with sudden rays, Issued so fierce, so broad a blaze, That darkness started into light, And every eye, restored to sight, Gazed on the glittering crest of snows, WThence the bright conflagration rose, Whose flames condensed at once aspire,--A pillar of celestial fire, Alone amidst infernal shade, In glorious majesty display'd: Beneath, from rifted caverns, broke Volumes of suffocating smoke, That roll'd in surges, like a flood, 1 By the red radiance turn'd to blood; Morn look'd aghast upon the scene, Nor could a sunbeam pierce between The panoply of vapours, spread Above, around the mountain's head. In distant fields, with drought...

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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. 1861 edition. Excerpt: ...repel, wound, struggle, fly, Gloriously win, unconquer'd die:--Here, in dread silence, while they stand, Each w...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:72 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.15 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217364462

ISBN - 13:9780217364461

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