The Poetical Works of John Trumbull, LL. D.: Containing M'Fingal, a Modern Epic Poem, Revised and Corrected, with Copious Explanatory Notes; The Progress of Dulness; and a Collection of Poems on Various Subjects, Volumes 1-2
Samuel G. Goodrich, 1820
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American ancient arms army awful battle beauty blest boast Boston British charms clouds command course daring death deep dread English eyes face fair fall fame fancy fate fear field fire flames foes folly force friends future gain genius give glory grace grave hand head hear heart heaven hero hold hope join kind King land learning leave light Lord meet mind ne'er never night o'er once pain plain pleased poem polite praise pride prove raise rise round rule scenes sense sent shade shore sight skies smile soul sound spread style tell thee things thou tongue Tories town trembling triumph troops Trumbull turn vain wave Whigs wide wise youth
Page 197 - Hell from beneath is moved for thee to meet thee at thy coming: it stirreth up the dead for thee, even all the chief ones of the earth; it hath raised up from their thrones all the kings of the nations.
Page 200 - Chaldees' excellency, Shall be as when God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah. It shall never be inhabited, Neither shall it be dwelt in from generation to generation : Neither shall the Arabian pitch tent there ; Neither shall the shepherds make their fold there. But wild beasts of the desert shall lie there ; And their houses shall be full of doleful creatures ; And owls shall dwell there, And satyrs shall dance there. And the wild beasts of the islands shall cry in their desolate houses, And dragons...
Page 143 - How goodly are thy tents, O Jacob, and thy tabernacles, O Israel! As the valleys are they spread forth, as gardens by the river's side, as the trees of lign aloes which the Lord hath planted, and as cedar trees beside the waters.
Page 85 - Now warm with ministerial ire, Fierce sallied forth our loyal "Squire, And on his striding steps attends His desperate clan of Tory friends. When sudden met his wrathful eye A pole ascending through the sky, Which numerous throngs of whiggish race Were raising in the market-place. Not higher school-boys' kites aspire, Or royal mast, or country spire; 10 Like spears at Brobdignagian tilting, Or Satan's walking-staff in Milton.
Page 4 - BBOWN, of the said district, hath deposited in this office the title of a book, the right whereof he claims as author, in the words following, to wit : " Sertorius : or, the Roman Patriot.
Page 132 - Rhodopeiae arces altaque Pangaea et Rhesi Mavortia tellus atque Getae atque Hebrus et Actias Orithyia. Ipse cava solans aegrum testudine amorem te, dulcis coniunx, te solo in litore secum, 465 te veniente die, te decedente canebat.
Page 108 - d on the ground his manly length. Like ancient oak o'erturn'd, he lay, Or tower to tempests fall'na prey, Or mountain sunk with all his pines, Or flow'r the plow to dust consigns, And more things else — but all men know 'em, If slightly versed in epic poem.
Page 10 - Squire should please, Successive on, like files of geese. And now the town was summon'd, greeting, To grand parading of Town-meeting; A show, that strangers might appal, As Rome's grave senate did the Gaul.
Page 196 - How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground which did weaken the nations! For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will be like the Most High!