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Fragments of Poetry free pdf This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1869 edition. Excerpt: ... A SKETCH FROM NATURE. The subjeot being the Mate of the vessel, of which the Author was the Commander. It has been my lot to be conjoined of late, With one whom I could neither love nor hate- A simple clown, devoid of art or crime, By nature stupid, yet would be sublime, Believing all he either hears or views, Imagined goblins and the gossip's news- Like broker's stall, his overburdened brain Bears news which centuries on it have lain, Patches and pieces from the earliest time, Fragments of age, in lofty prose or rhyme, And whatever doubts I may perchance let fall, He's a solution fitted close to all, Can tell and prove it, and by logic sound, The earth 's no sphere, unless the earth be round, And then, by parity of reason close, If it be no sphere, it is not round he knows. Events of old he faithfully can tell, How Cassar conquered, and how Pompey fell- Masonic knowledge he supreme displays, And draws his emblems oft from Hiram's days- Religion, Politics, and Law he knows, Where rise the Alps, and where the Danube flows- 28 SKETCH FROM NATURE. Can tell, and with precision mark the ground, Where Eve at first our father Adam found, Where stood the tree, and what trees 'stood among, On which poor Absalom at last was hung- And if my memory serves, he surely knows The spot from which the good Elijah rose. He says, and with good show of reason too, Eight horses swift the prophet's chariot drew, And argues well " if Lords on earth have four, Why Lords in heaven would have as many more." The varied learning he at times displays Would shame the authors of the classic days, And yet no books he reads- his lofty mind, To such degrading pilfering ne'er inclined, His brain's a mint, and if a bullion thought Perchance into his cranium has but got, ...

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Author : William Armes
Publisher : Theclassics.Us
Data Published : 12 September 2013
ISBN : 1230367837
EAN : 9781230367835
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 28 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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