The Poetical Works Of John Gay; With A Life Of The Author by John GayThe Poetical Works Of John Gay; With A Life Of The Author by John Gay

The Poetical Works Of John Gay; With A Life Of The Author

byJohn Gay

Paperback | January 11, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1854. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... GONDIBERT. A POEM.1 CONTINUED FROM SIR WILLIAM DAVENANT. BOOK HI. CANTO VII. THE ARGUMENT. The Duke to solitude and shades retires: Young Goltho burns with lewd unhallow'd fires: The priests the nuptial rites prepare in vain, Bad news arriving from the Brescian plain. And now the gentle Duke, with all his train, And Rhodalind. to splendid courts repair, Where Aribert designs a son to gain, Whose worth the greatest of his peers declare. He gives him honours won by merit true, i'Though we do not pretend to give the following as the entire production of Mr. Gay, yet as we had them from a person of undoubted veracity, who assures us that they were found among his papers after his decease; and as many marks of correction were made in them, so there is little doubt that they have undergone the occasional inspection of that celebrated author.' -- Gay's Worla, vol. iv. edit. 1773. And praise, (most grateful food of worthy minds) And promise still of empire doth renew, With vows dispers'd in air by envious winds. Him Gondibert with duteous speech addrest, In loyal reverence to the kingly power:-- But cares corrode his sad and tortur'd breast, Which every blossom of his hopes devour. The wounds of love deep in his bosom fix'd: Immortal love, that triumphs over all, With conscious worth and tenderness commix'd, For high-born Rhodalind his mind enthrall: He thinks on bloody battles vainly fought, (For vain is honour gain'd where peace is lost,) And rues the ills which blind Ambition wrought, And lovers in their dearest wishes crost. Yet deems he Arnold's fate, untimely slain, And Hugo's, resting in the silent tomb, A happier chance than theirs who live in vain. And hopeless wither in their early bloom. And oft he wishes that his partial lot Had plac'd him on some unfrequent...
Title:The Poetical Works Of John Gay; With A Life Of The AuthorFormat:PaperbackDimensions:68 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.14 inPublished:January 11, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217364470

ISBN - 13:9780217364478

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