The poetical works of William Drummond of Hawthornden

Paperback | January 10, 2012

byWilliam Drummond

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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. 1856. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... EPITAPHS. UPON JOHN EABL OF LAUDERDALE HIS DEATH.* I. Or those rare worthies who adorn'd our north, And shin'd like constellations, thou alone .Remainedst last, great Maitland, charg'd with worth, Second in virtue's theatre to none; But finding all eccentric in our times, Religion into superstition turn'd, Justice silenc'd, exiled, or inurn'd Truth, faith, and charity reputed crimes; The young men destinate by sword to fall, And trophies of their country's spoils to rear, Strange laws the aged and prudent to appal, And forc'd sad yokes of tyranny to bear, And for nor great nor virtuous minds a room, Disdaining life thou shrmk'st into thy tomb. II. When misdevotion everywhere shall take place, And lofty orators in thund'ring terms Shall move you, people, to arise in arms, And church's hallow'd policy deface; When you shall but one general sepulchre, As Averroes did one general soul, * John, first earl, died January 1645. On high, on low, on good, on bad confer, And your dull predecessors' rites control; Ah! spare this monument; great guests it keeps, Three grave justiciars, whom true worth did raise, The Muses' darlings, whose loss Phcebus weeps, Best men's delight, the glory of their days. More we would say, but fear and stand in awe, To turn idolators and break your law. in. Do not repine, blest soul, that humble wits Do make thy worth the matter of their verse; No high-strain'd Muse our times and sorrows fits, And we do sigh, not sing, to crown thy hearse. The wisest Prince e'er manag'd Britain's state, Did not disdain in numbers clear and brave The virtues of thy sire to celebrate, And fix a rich memorial on his grave. Thou didst deserve no less; and here in jet, Gold, touch, brass, porphyry, or Parian stone, That by a prince's hand no lines are set 'For thee...

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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. 1856. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... EPITAPHS. UPON JOHN EABL OF LAUDERDALE HIS DEATH.* I. Or those rare worthies who adorn'd our north, And shin'd like constellations, t...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:96 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.2 inPublished:January 10, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217130674

ISBN - 13:9780217130677

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