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The British Poets Volume 50; Including Translations (Paperback) Loot Price: R465 Discovery Miles 4 650
The British Poets Volume 50; Including Translations (Paperback): Books Group
The British Poets Volume 50; Including Translations (Paperback): Books Group

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The British Poets Volume 50; Including Translations (Paperback)

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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. 1822 Excerpt: ...that she retains a dutiful admiration of her father's family, but divides her favours, and generally lives with her mother's relations. However, this is not necessity, but choice: were Wisdom her governess, she might have much more of the father than the mother; especially in such an age as this, which shows a due passion for her charms. Tanto major Famse sitis est, qaam Virtutis. Juv. Sat. 10. My yerse is satire; Dorset lend your ear, And patronize a Muse you cannot fear. To poets sacred is a Dorset's name, Their wonted passport through the gates of Fame: It bribes the partial reader into praise, And throws a glory round the shelter'd lays: The dazzled judgment fewer faults can see, And gives applause to Blackmore, or to me. But you decline the mistress we pursue; Others are fond of Fame, but Fame of you. Instructive Satire true to Virtue's cause Thou shining supplement of public laws When flatter'd crimes of a licentious age Reproach our silence, and demand our rage; When purchased follies, from each distant land, Like arts, improve in Britain's skilful hand; When the Law shows her teeth, but dares not bite, And South Sea treasures are not brought to light; When churchmen Scripture for the classics quit, Polite apostates from God's grace to wit' When men grow great from their revenue spent, And fly from bailiffs into parliament; When dying sinners, to blot out their score, Bequeath the Church the leavings of a whore; To chafe our spleen, when themes like these in-crease, Shall panegyric reign, and censure cease? Shall poesy, like law, turn wrong to right, And dedications wash an Ethiop white? Set up each senseless wretch for Nature's boast, On whom praise shines, as trophies on a post? Shall funeral Eloquence her colours spread, And scatter roses on ...


Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: May 2012
First published: March 2010
Authors: Books Group
Creators: General Books
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 4mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 78
ISBN-13: 978-1-154-06099-7
Barcode: 9781154060997
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-154-06099-3

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