The Works of the British Poets: With Lives of the Authors, Volume 8

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Ezekiel Sanford, Robert Walsh
Mitchell, Ames, and White, 1819 - English poetry

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Page 43 - and of Ind, Or where the gorgeous East with richest hand Showers on her kings barbaric pearl and gold, Satan exalted sat, by merit rais'd To that bad eminence : and, from despair Thus high uplifted beyond hope, aspires Beyond thus high ; insatiate to pursue Vain war with Heaven ; and, by
Page 141 - such prompt eloquence Flow'd from their lips, in prose or numerous verse, More tuneable than needed lute or harp To add more sweetness; and they thus began : " These are thy glorious works, Parent of good, Almighty ! Thine this universal frame, Thus wondrous fair; Thyself how wondrous then
Page 120 - Incredible how swift, had thither roll'd Diurnal, or this less volubil earth, By shorter flight to the' east, had left him there Arraying with reflected purple' and gold The clouds that on his western throne attend. Now came still Evening on, and Twilight gray Had in her sober livery all things clad ; Silence
Page 121 - for beast and bird, They to their grassy couch, these to their nests Were slunk, all but the wakeful nightingale ; She all night long her amorous descant sung ; Silence was pleas'd: now glow'd the firmament With living sapphires : Hesperus, that led The starry host, rode brightest, till the moon,
Page 154 - corporal forms, As may express them best; though what if Earth Be but the shadow of Heaven, and things therein Each to other like, more than on earth is thought ? " As yet this world was not, and Chaos wild Reign'd where these Heavens now roll, where Earth Upon her centre
Page 35 - Shorn of his beams : or from behind the moon, In dim eclipse, disastrous twilight sheds On half the nations, and with fear of change Perplexes monarchs. Darken'd so, yet shone Above them all the' Arch-angel: but his face Deep sears of thunder
Page 17 - all our woe, With loss of Eden, till one greater Man Restore us, and regain the blissful seat, Sing, heavenly Muse ! that on the secret top Of Oreh, or of Sinai, didst inspire That shepherd, who first taught the chosen seed, In the beginning, how the
Page 4 - THREE Poets, in three distant ages bom, Greece, Italy, and England, did adorn : The First in loftiness of thought surpassed ; The Next, in majesty ; in both the LAST. The force of Nature could no farther go: To make a third, she joined the former two.
Page 35 - cheek, but under brows Of dauntless courage, and considerate pride Waiting revenge: cruel his eye, but cast Signs of remorse and passion, to behold The fellows of his crime, the followers rather, (Far other once beheld in bliss,) condemu'd For ever now to have their lot in pain; Millions of Spirits for his fault amerc'd of
Page 355 - with joy and wonder, thus replied : " O Goodness infinite, Goodness immense! That all this good of evil shall produce, And evil turn to good ; more wonderful Than that which by creation first brought forth Light out of darkness ! Full of doubt I stand, Whether 1 should repent me now of sin By me done, and

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