Specimens of English poetry. For the use of Charterhouse school

Press: RareBooksClub.com (March 6, 2012)
Author Name:Poetry, English


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.
1883 Excerpt: ...
rude; And, in the calmest and the stillest night, 25 With all appliances and means to boot,.
Deny it to a king? Then, happy low, lie down! Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown.
Fabewell, a long farewell, to all my greatness! This is the state of man; to-day he puts forth The tender leaves of hope, to-morrow blossoms, And bears his blushing honours thick upon him; The third day, comes a frost, a killing frost; 5 And--when he thinks, good easy man, full surely His greatness is a-ripening,--nips his root, And then he falls, as I do.
I have ventured, Like little wanton boys that swim on bladders, These many summers in a sea of glory; 10 But far beyond my depth: my high-blown pride At length broke under me; and now has left me, Weary, and old with service, to the mercy Of a rude stream, that must for ever hide me.
Vain pomp, and glory of this world, I hate ye; 15 I feel my heart new open'd: 0, how wretched Is that poor man, that hangs on princes' favours! There is, betwixt that smile we would aspire to, That sweet aspect of princes, and their ruin, More pangs and fears than wars or women have; 20 And when he falls, he falls like Lucifer, Never to hope again..» Shakspeabe.
L Say, will no white-robed Son of Light, Swift darting from his heavenly height, Here deign to take his hallow'd stand; Here wave his amber locks; unfold His pinions clothed with downy gold; 6 Here smiling stretch his tutelary wand? And you, ye host of Saints, for ye have known Each dreary path in life's perplexing maze, Though now ye circle yon eternal throne With harpings high of inexpressible praise, 10 Will not your train descend in radiant state, Fate? To break with Mercy's beam this gathering cloud of I.
'T is silence all.
No Son of Light Darts swi...

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