The Year Book of Daily Recreation and Information, 1832: Concerning Remarkable Men and Manners, Times and Seasons, Solemnities and Merry-Makings, Antiquities and Novelties; On the Plan of the Every-Day Book and Table Book (Classic Reprint)
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Excerpt from The Year Book of Daily Recreation and Information, 1832: Concerning Remarkable Men and Manners, Times and Seasons, Solemnities and Merry-Makings, Antiquities and Novelties; On the Plan of the Every-Day Book and Table Book
I've thought, in gentle and ungentle hour, Of many an act and giant shape of power; Of the old kings with high exacting looks, Sceptred and globed of eagles on their rocks With straining feet, and that fierce mouth and drear Answering the strain with downward drag austere Of the rich-headed lion, whose huge frown, All his great nature, gathering, seems to crown; Then of cathedral, with its priestly height, Seen from below at superstitious sight; Of ghastly castle, that eternally Holds its blind visage out to the lone sea; And of all sunless subterranean deeps The creature makes, who listens while he sleeps, Avarice and then of those old earthly cones That stride, they say, over heroic bones And those stone heaps Egyptian, whose small doors Look like low dens under precipitous shores; And him great Memnon, that long sitting by In seeming idleness, with stony eye, Sang at the morning's touch, like poetry And then of all the fierce and bitter fruit Of the proud planting of a tyrannous foot Of bruised rights, and ﬂourishing bad men; And virtue Wasting heav'nwards from a den Brute force and fury and the devilish drouth Of the fool cannon's ever-gaping mouth And the bride widowing sword; and the harsh bray The sneering trumpet sends across the fray; And all which lights the people-thinning star That selfishness invokes, -the horsed war Panting along with many a bloody mane.
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