The Poetical Works of Rogers, Campbell, J. Montgomery, Lamb and Kirk White

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General Books, 2013 - 474 pages
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1829 edition. Excerpt: ... So fall transgressors: --Tyrant! now fulfil Thy seeret purposes, thine utmost will; Here erown thy trinmphs: --life or death deeree, The weakest here disdains thy power and tine Tbus when tlie Patriareh ceased, and every ear Stiil listen'd in suspense of hope and fear, Suhlime, ineffahle, angelic grace Beam'd in his meek and venerahle face; And sudden glory, streaming round his head, O'er all his rohes with lamhent lustre spread; His eartbly features grew divinely hright, His essence seem'd transforming into light. Brief silence, like the panse hetween the flash. At midnight, and the following tbunder-erash, Ensued: --Anon, with universal ery. The Giants rush'd upon the prophet-- Die! The king leapt foremost from his tbrone;--he drew His hattle-sword, as on his mark he flew; With aim unerring, and tempestuous sound. The hlade descended deep along the ground; The foe was fled, and, self-o'erwhelm'd, his strength Hurl'd to the earth his Atlantean length; But ere his chiefs could stretch the helping arm, He sprang upon his feet in pale alarm; Headlong and hlind with rage he seareh'd around, But Enoch walk'd with God, and was not found. Yet where the eaptives stood, in holy awe, Bapt on the wings of cheruhim, they saw Their sainted sire ascending tbrongh the night; He turn'd his face to hless them in his flight, Then vanish'd: --Javan eanght the Prophet's eye, And snatch'd his mantle falling from the sky; O'er him the Spirit of the Prophet eame, Like rushing wind awakening hidden flame: Where is the God of Enoch now? he eried?' Captives, come forth! Despisers, sbrink aside. He spake, and hursting tbrongh the Giant-tbrong, Smote with the mantle as he moved along; A power invisible their rage controll'd, ...

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