The Shipwreck,; A Poem

Paperback | January 31, 2012

byWilliam Falconer

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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. 1811. Excerpt: ... 140 OCCASIONAL ELEGY, IN WHICH THE PRECEDING NARRATIVE IS CONCLUDED. The Scene of Death is closed! the mournful strains Dissolve in dying languor on the ear; Yet Pity weeps, yet Sympathy complains, And dumb Suspense awaits o'erwhelm'd with fear: But the sad Muses with prophetic eye At once the future and the past explore; Their harps Oblivion's influence can defy, And waft the Spirit to th' eternal shore--Then, O Palemon! if thy Shade can hear The voice of Friendship still lament thy doom, Yet to the sad Oblations bend thine ear, That rise in vocal incense o'er thy Tomb: From young Arion first the news received With terror pale, unhappy Anna read; With inconsolable distress she grieved, And from her cheek the rose of beauty fled. In vain, alas! the gentle Virgin wept, Corrosive Anguish nipt her vital bloom; O'er her soft frame diseases sternly crept, And gave the lovely victim to the tomb: A longer date of woe, the widowed Wife Her lamentable lot afflicted bore; Yet both were rescued from the chains of life Before Arion reached his Native Shore! The Father unrelenting Phrenzy stung, Untaught in Virtue's school Distress to bear; Severe Remorse his tortured bosom wrung, He languished, groaned, and perished in Despair. Ye lost Companions of distress, adieu! Your toils, and pains, and dangers are no more; The Tempest now shall howl unheard by you, While Ocean smites in vain the trembling Shore; On you the Blast, surcharged with rain and snow, In Winter's dismal nights no more shall beat; Unfelt by you the vertic Sun may glow, And scorch the panting earth with baneful heat: No more the joyful Maid, with sprightly strain, Shall wake the dance to give you welcome home; Nor hopeless Love impart undying pain, When far from Scenes of social joy you roam; No more on...

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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. 1811. Excerpt: ... 140 OCCASIONAL ELEGY, IN WHICH THE PRECEDING NARRATIVE IS CONCLUDED. The Scene of Death is closed! the mournful strains Dissol...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:58 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.12 inPublished:January 31, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217105637

ISBN - 13:9780217105637

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