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(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...
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