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The Poetical Works of Anna Seward; With Extracts from Her Literary Correspondence Volume 2 (Paperback) Loot Price: R324
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The Poetical Works of Anna Seward; With Extracts from Her Literary Correspondence Volume 2 (Paperback): Anna Seward

The Poetical Works of Anna Seward; With Extracts from Her Literary Correspondence Volume 2 (Paperback)

Anna Seward

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1810 edition. Excerpt: ... EPISTLE HEV. DR WILLIAM BAGSHOT STEVEHS, Of HEi'TON, DERBYSHIRE, WRITTEN IN 1783. If yet, unbless'd with learning's guardian aids, I rov'd the labyrinths of Aonian shades, And in the gloomy and the silent hour Wove the dun foliage of their cypress bower, The oak-crown'd Chief, and laurel'd Warrior's tomb Solemn to strew;--and cropt their floral bloom For a fair votary's urn, my priz'd reward Lives in the smile of Repton's classic Bard. 1. 5. Elegy on captain Cook--Monody on major Andre, 1. 7. Monody on lady Miller. Yet not the letter'd smile's inspiring ray, When most its warmth shall gild my pensive lay, Such intellectual luxury can impart, Or pour such sweet sensations on my heart, As when, ingenious Lyrist, brightly shine Through the clear medium of thy classic line, On every hill, and vale, and plain, and grove, The seraph forms of Beauty, Truth, and Love. Sing on, sweet Bard for to thy happy lyre, When beams the setting sun with chasten'd fire, And evening clouds, half pierc'd with light, have spread Their floating purple round his golden head, 1. 6. Alluding to the Retirement, published by Mr Stevens, in 1782, the first of a small, but beautiful collection of poems, printed for Ab. Portal of the Strand; Faultier, of New Bond-street; and Kearsley, No. 46, Fleet-street. This work went through two editions, though it met the utmost injustice that dullness and spleen could produce, in one of the leading Reviewers. No compositions, especially those of so young a man, are without imperfections. The few defects of RetireMent were assiduously pointed out, and exaggerated, and many unexceptionable lines and expressions clumsily ridiculed; while the numerous passages of striking and nnborrowed beauty, were passed over in silence; but the...

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Imprint: Theclassics.Us
Country of origin: United States
Release date: September 2013
First published: September 2013
Authors: Anna Seward
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 4mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 84
ISBN-13: 978-1-230-36352-3
Categories: Books
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LSN: 1-230-36352-1
Barcode: 9781230363523

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