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The Revolt of Islam; A Poem in Twelve Cantos. (Paperback) Loot Price: R459
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The Revolt of Islam; A Poem in Twelve Cantos. (Paperback): Percy Byshhe Shelley
The Revolt of Islam; A Poem in Twelve Cantos. (Paperback): Percy Byshhe Shelley

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The Revolt of Islam; A Poem in Twelve Cantos. (Paperback)

Percy Byshhe Shelley

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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. 1834. Excerpt: ... Might, M he judged, confirm his failing sway. Therefore throughout the streets the Priests he sent To curse the rebels.--To their gods did they For Earthquake, Plague, and Want, kneel in the public way. "And grave and hoary men were bribed to tell From seats Were law is made the slave of wrong, How glorious Athens in her splendour fell, Because her sons were free, --and that among Mankind the many to the few belong By Heaven, and Nature, and Necessity. They said, that age was truth, and that the young Marred with wild hopes the peace of slavery, "With which old times and men had quelled the vain and free. "And with the falsehood of their poisonous lips They breathed on the enduring memory Of sages and of hards a brief eclipse; There was one teacher, whom necessity Had armed with strength and wrong against mankind, His slave and his avenger aye to be; That we were weak and sinful, frail and blind, And that the will of one was peace, and we Should seek for nought on earth but toil and misery. "' For thus we might avoid the hell hereafter.' So spake the hypocrites, who cursed and lied; Alas, their sway was past, and tears and laughter Clung to their hoary hair, withering the pride Which in their hollow hearts dared still abide; And yet obscener slaves with smoother brow, And sneers oti their strait lips, thin, blue, and wide, Said, that the rule of men was over now, And hence the subject world to woman's will must bow j "And gold was scattered thro' the streets, and wine Flowed at a hundred feasts within the wall. In rain The steady towers in Heaven did shine As they were wont, nor at the priestly call Left Plague her hanquet in the jEthiop's hall, Nor Famine from the rich man's portal came, Where at her ease she ever prays on all Who throng to kneel for foo...


Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2012
First published: 2012
Authors: Percy Byshhe Shelley
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 9mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 160
ISBN-13: 978-1-150-99062-5
Barcode: 9781150990625
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-150-99062-7

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