The Poetical Works Of William Cowper (volume 2); Of The Inner Temple, Esq

Paperback | January 16, 2012

byWilliam Cowper

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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. 1806. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... Of leaf and flower? It sleeps; and the icy touch Of unprolific winter has impressed A cold stagnation on the intestine tide. But let the months go round, a few short months, And all shall be restored. These naked shoots, Barren as lances, among which the wind Makes wintry music, sighing as it goes, Shall put their graceful foliage on again, And more aspiring, and with ampler spread, Shall boast new charms, and more than they have lost. Then, each in its peculiar honours clad, Shall publish even to the distant eye Its family and tribe. Laburnum, rich In streaming gold; syringa, ivory pure; The scentless and the scented rose; this red, And of an humbler growth, the » other tall And throwing up into the darkest gloom Of neighbouring cypress, or more sable yew, Her silver globes, light as the foamy surf,, That the wind severs from the broken wave; The lilac, various in array, now white, Now sanguine, and her beauteous head now set With purple spikes pyramidal, as if Studious of ornament, yet unresolved Which hue she most approved, she chose them all; The Guelder-rose, Copious of flowers the woodbine, pale and wan, But well compensating her sickly looks With never-cloying odours, early and late; Hypericum all bloom, so thick a swarm Of flowers, like flies clothing her slender rods, That scarce a leaf appears; mezerion too, Though leafless, well attired, and thick beset With blushing wreaths, investing every spray; Althasa with the purple eye: the broom, Yellow and bright, as bullion unalloyed, Her blossoms; and luxuriant above all The jasmine, throwing wide her elegant sweets, The deep dark green of whose unvarnished leaf Makes more conspicuous, and illumines more The bright profusion of her scattered stars.--These have been, and these shall be in their day; An...

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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. 1806. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... Of leaf and flower? It sleeps; and the icy touch Of unprolific winter has impressed A cold stagnation on the intestine tide. But let ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:58 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.12 inPublished:January 16, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217130658

ISBN - 13:9780217130653

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