Affection; With Other Poems

Auteur: Henry Smithers
Uitgever: General Books
  • Engels
  • 9780217166942
  • Paperback
  • 38 pagina's
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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: TO INCLUDE THE WORDS ASIA, 4RTIFICE, and WATER, OIVEN AS A TASK. That Artifice in Asia first began Is plain, for woman there seducing man, Did by that direful act such guilt convey As floods of Water cannot wash away. HENRY KEENE, ESQ. WITH A DRAWING OF A FAVOURITE TULIP FROM NATURE. When Winter's frosts to Summer's suns succeed, And chilling snow o'erspreads each verdant mead, Then may the colours Art doth here disclose, Rccal the pleasures that from Nature 'rose. THEODOSIUS AND CONSTANTLY Prostrate before the shrine Constantia kneels, And thus the sorrows of her heart reveals. Hail messenger of God! in mercy sent To cheer the wretched, sooth the penitent; Behold, ! agonizing passions torn, A child of misery, wandering and forlorn: Still warm in youth, still fresh in healthful bloom, Who sees no refuge but the silent tomb; Sad to the gay, and dreaded by the blest, But ah! how friendly to the wretch distrest! Imploring Heaven's all free restoring grace, I come repentant, and with sighs confess How much I need thy ardent, pious prayer, Thy sharp reproof, thy constant watchful care: With poignant grief these lips shall now reveal What still suppress'd they dare no more conceal; Vide Spectator, No. 164. Long has it reign'd the tyrant of my breast, And though a tyrant, still a welcomed guest. Oft, when amid these sacred walls I rove, And seem to yield to Heaven my virgin love, An earthly object twines abont my beart, And robs devotion of her purer part. In the young dawn of life's unclouded day, While sportive pass'd each fleeting hour away, /' As wandering through the verdant meads we stray'd He pluckt sweet flowret's for hishappy maid; With these, well pleas'd, he'd wreathe my flowing hair; Or deck my bo...

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