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The Cabinet of Poetry Volume 6; Containing the Best Entire Pieces to Be Found in the Works of the British Poets (Paperback) Loot Price: R574 Discovery Miles 5 740
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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. 1808 Excerpt: ... interferes; Sometimes, lest man should quite his pow'r disown, He makes that pow'r to trembling nations known: Eut rarely this; not for each vulgar end, As superstition's idle tales pretend, "VVho thinks all foes to God who are her own, Directs his thunder, and usurps his throne. Nor know I not, how much a conscious mind Avails to punish, or reward mankind; Ev'n in this life thou, impious wretch, must feel TThe fury's scourges, and th' infernal wheel; From man's tribunal though thou hop'st to run, Thyself thou canst not, nor thy conscience shun-: What must thou suffer, when each dire disease, The progeny of vice, thy fabric seize? Consumption, fever, and the racking pain Of spasms, and gout, and stone, a frightful train? "When life new tortures can alone supply, Life thy sole hope tboul't hate, yet dread to die. Should such a wretch to num'rous years arrive, It can be little worth his while to live:, No honours, no regards his age attend, Companions fly; he ne'er could have a friend: His flatterers leave him, and with wild aft'right He looks within, and shudders at the sight: When threat'ning death uplifts his pointed dart, With what impatience he applies to art, Life to prolong amidst disease and pains Why this, if after it no sense remains? Why should he choo& these miseries to endure, If death could grant an everlasting cure? 'Pis plain there's something whispers in his ear, Though fain he'd hide it he has much to fear. See the reverse, how happy those we find, Who know by merit to engage mankind; Prais'd by each tongue, by ev'ry heart belov'd, For virtues practis'd, and for arts improv'd; Their easy aspects shine with smiles serene, And all is peace and happiness within: Their sleep is ne'er disturb'd by fears or strife, Nor lust, nor wi...

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Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: May 2012
First published: May 2012
Authors: Books Group
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 9mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 172
ISBN-13: 978-1-231-28049-2
Barcode: 9781231280492
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LSN: 1-231-28049-2

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