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The Poetical Works of Beattie, Blair and Falconer, with Lives, Dissertations and Notes by G. Gilfillan (Paperback) Loot Price: R452
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The Poetical Works of Beattie, Blair and Falconer, with Lives, Dissertations and Notes by G. Gilfillan (Paperback): James...

The Poetical Works of Beattie, Blair and Falconer, with Lives, Dissertations and Notes by G. Gilfillan (Paperback)

James Beattie

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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. 1854. Excerpt: ... FALCONER'S POEMS. THE SHIPWKECK. IN THEEE CANTOS. THE TIME EMPLOYED IN THIS POEM IS ABOUT SIX DATS. Quseque ipse miserrima vidi, Et quorum pars magna fui.--Vieg. Ma. lib. ii. INTRODUCTION TO THE POEM. While jarring interests wake the world to arms, And fright the peaceful vale with dire alarms, "While Albion bids the avenging thunder roll Along her vassal deep from pole to pole; Sick of the scene, where War with ruthless hand Spreads desolation o'er the bleeding land; Sick of the tumult, where the trumpet's breath Bids ruin smile, and drowns the groan of death; 'Tis mine, retired beneath this cavern hoar, That stands an lonely on the sea-beat shore, 10 Far other themes of deep distress to sing Than ever trembled from the vocal string: A scene from dumb oblivion to restore, 13 To fame unknown, and new to epic lore; Where hostile elements conflicting rise, And lawless surges swell against the skies, Till hope expires, and peril and dismay Wave their black ensigns on the watery way. Immortal train who guide the maze of song, To whom all science, arts, and arms belong; 20 Who bid the trumpet of eternal fame Exalt the warrior's and the poet's name, Or in lamenting elegies express The varied pang of exquisite distress; If e'er with trembling hope I fondly stray'd In life's fair morn beneath your hallow'd shade, To hear the sweetly-mournful lute complain, And melt the heart with ecstasy of pain, Or listen to the enchanting voice of love, While all Elysium warbled through the grove: 30 Oh by the hollow blast that moans around, That sweeps the wild harp with a plaintive sound; By the long surge that foams through yonder cave, Whose vaults remurmur to the roaring wave; With living colours give my verse to glow, The sad memorial of a tale of woe The fate in livel...


Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: February 2012
First published: February 2012
Authors: James Beattie
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 5mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 102
ISBN-13: 978-1-150-89263-9
Categories: Books > Humanities > History > General
Books > History > General
LSN: 1-150-89263-3
Barcode: 9781150892639

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