The Poetical Works Of The Rev. George Crabbe Volume 5; With His Letters And Journals, And His Life

Paperback | May 22, 2012

byGeorge Crabbe

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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. 1834 Excerpt: ... name my angel bore, "And Rosabella I must now adore; "Yet knew but this--and not the favour'd place "That held the angel or th' angelic race; "Nor where, admired, the sweet enchantress dwelt, "But I had lost her--that, indeed, I felt. "Yet, would I say, she will at length be mine! "Did ever hero hope or love resign? "Though men oppose, and fortune bids despair, "She will in time her mischief well repair, "And I, at last, shall wed this fairest of the fair! "My thrifty uncle, now return'd, began "To stir within me what remain'd of man; "My powerful frenzy painted to the life, "And ask'd me if I took a dream to wife? "Debate ensued, and though not well content, "Upon a visit to his house I went: "He, the most saving of mankind, had still "Some kindred feeling; he would guide my will, "And teach me wisdom--so affection wrought, "That he to save me from destruction sought: "To him destruction, the most awful curse "Of Misery's children, was--an empty purse! "He his own books approved, and thought the pen "A useful instrument for trading men; "But judged a quill was never to be slit "Except to make it for a merchant fit: "He, when inform'd how men of taste could write, "Look'd on his ledger with supreme delight; "Then would he laugh, and, with insulting joy, "Tell me aloud, ' that's poetry, my boy; "' These are your golden numbers--them repeat, "' The more you have, the more you'll find them sweet--their feet. "' Their numbers move all hearts--no matter for "' Sir, when a man composes in this style, "' What is to him a critic's frown or smile? "'What is the puppy's censure or applause...

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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. 1834 Excerpt: ... name my angel bore, "And Rosabella I must now adore; "Yet knew but this--and not the favour'd place "That held the angel or th'...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:66 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.14 inPublished:May 22, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:021736487X

ISBN - 13:9780217364874

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