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The United States Magazine and Democratic Review Volume 6 free pdf 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.1839 Excerpt: ... NOTES OF THE MONTH. NOTE RESPECTING THE " ODE TO TUB TON," ON PAGE TWENTY-EIGHT, OP THE PRESENT NUMBER. The Ode to the Sun, in the present number of the Democratic Review, though now printed for the first time, was written many years ago. The author was a young clergyman of the Wesley an persuasion, himself some years dead. Though evidently very imperfect--the first inchoate effluence of the mind that conceived it--this production will be admitted to be, in many respects, remarkable, and contains evidences of an exquisite poetical power- at times replete with beauty, and frequently evincing a grandeur of conception that approaches the sublime. It was intended by the author as the commencement of a lengthened poem in the Spenserian stanza, to be called " THE SUN," and to have embraced the illustration, in verse, of the noble range of subjects for poetry which can be readily imagined as connected with the historical and astronomical phenomena of that luminary. The universality and unmixed good of its agency in sustaining life, and producing the beauty, harmony, and fertility of the material universe, naturally inspiring a religious awe and veneration in the darkness and infancy of the human mind, and the effects of this feeling in the sun-worship of the ancient world---the Chaldaic poetry---the eternal and mysterious architecture of Egypt---the Cromlechs and " unchiselled piles" of the aboriginal Celts, with the "satanic rites " of the "hoary Druid with his knife upraised: "--the Ghebers of Persia, and the golden temples of Peru, a realm ruled by the children of the Sun, with the illustrations which history supplies of these grand and solemn rites of the primitive races of mankind--would have formed a portion of the subject, susceptible in a high degree of po...

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Author : School Of Carnegie-Mellon University
Publisher : General Books
Data Published : February 2012
ISBN : 9781154287479
EAN : 9781313927147
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Number of Pages : 236 pages
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Language : English
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