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The Muses' Bower, Embellished with the Beauties of English Poetry (Paperback) Loot Price: R382
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The Muses' Bower, Embellished with the Beauties of English Poetry (Paperback): English Poetry

The Muses' Bower, Embellished with the Beauties of English Poetry (Paperback)

English Poetry

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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: A SEA PIECE. EXTRACTED FROM FALCONER'S POEM OF THE SHIPWRECK, A. Ship from Egypt, o'er the deep impell'd By guiding winds, her course for Venice held; Of fam'd Britannia were the gallant crew, And from that Isle her name the vessel drew. Thrice had the sun, to rule the varying year, Across th' equator roll'd his flaming sphere, Since last the vessel spread her ample sail From Albion's coast, obsequious to the gale. She, o'er the spacious flood, from shore to shore, Unwearying wafted her commercial store; The richest ports of Afric she had view'd, Thence to fair Italy her course pursu'd; Had left behind Trinacria's burning isle, And visited the margin of the Nile: And now, that winter deepens round the pole, The circling voyage hastens to its goal; They, blind to Fate's inevitable law, No dark event to blast their hope foresaw; But from gay Venice soon expect to steer For Britain's coast, and dread no perils near; A thousand tender thoughts their souls employ, That fondly dance to scenes of future joy. Thus time elaps'd, while o'er the pathless tide Their ship thro' Grecian seas the pilots guide. Occasion call'd to touch at Candia's shore, Which, blest with favouring winds, they soon explore The haven enter, borne before the gale, Dispatch their commerce, and prepare to sail. Eternal powers ! what ruins from afar Mark the fell track of desolating war! Here arts, and commerce, with auspicious reign, Once breath'd sweet influence on the happy plain; While o'er the lawn, with dance and festive song, Young Pleasure led the jocund hours along: In gay luxuriance Ceres too was seen To crown the Vallies with eternal green: For wealth, for valour, courted and revered, What Albion is, fair Candia then appear'd. . Ah! who the flight of ages can revoke ? The free-bo...

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Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: May 2012
First published: May 2012
Authors: English Poetry
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 4mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 66
ISBN-13: 978-1-4588-8881-5
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-4588-8881-9
Barcode: 9781458888815

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