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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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