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The Origin and Course of Intemperance (Paperback) Loot Price: R258
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The Origin and Course of Intemperance (Paperback): John Thomas
The Origin and Course of Intemperance (Paperback): John Thomas

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The Origin and Course of Intemperance (Paperback)

John Thomas

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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. 1832 edition. Excerpt: ... is nature's primal law, " Whence essences create their motives draw, ' The eternal, sole, above each varying course, "Finds in himself each action's spring and source. "Hence manimpell'dby hunger's deadly rage, " Against his kind, voracious war will wage. M Thus back to Adam's offspring can we trace, " The close relations which preserved the race. " A duty sacred still, and at your hands " Requir'd, to execute heaven's first commands: " Be faithful--People all the smiling earth--" To countless myriads give their promis'd birth." " The action possible and fit, to you " The means are left." He then in clouds withdrew. To this replied the younger maid: " I deem " O Sister doubtful this apparent dream, " For evil spirits oft at hour of night " The ear supine with horrid thoughts affright. ' Let none presume do ill that good may come, " And if all other lets were overcome, " And if our scruples and our maiden fear, " We from our breasts unnatural tear, " Our father, delicate in every sense, " Would treat our dalliance as a rank offence." The elder politic, though still firm bent On her designs, a ready hearing lent To all her sister's words; still now forbears An instant answer, but within her ears Prepares that stream once more to pour, Which tempted, she drank first in evil hour. # Now drawn from earth the Sun's last ling'ring ray, The eagle to his crag slow wingM his way. Inferior birds, the mountain air forsake, And to their hiding speed in copse and brake; Then silence deep resum'd her deathlike reign, And night her shadow threw across the plain--The lustrous evening stars shone forth his praise; Who spangled all the burning vault...


Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: July 2012
First published: July 2012
Authors: John Thomas
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 1mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 18
ISBN-13: 978-1-154-58427-1
Barcode: 9781154584271
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-154-58427-5

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