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60 The applause of listening senates to command , The threats of pain and ruin
to despise , To scatter plenty o'er a smiling land , And read their history in a
nation's eyes , 65 Their lot forbade : nor circumscribed alone Their growing
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On yonder cliffs , a griesly band , I see them sit , they linger yet , Avengers of their
native land : With me in dreadful harmony they join , o And weave with bloody
hands the tissue of thy line . 45 II . 1 “ Weave the warp , and weave the woof , o ...
... on the rising race , And scatter , with a free though frugal hand , Light golden
showers of plenty o'er the land : But tyranny has fixed her empire there , To check
their tender hopes with chilling fear , And blast the blooming promise of the year .
Proud of the yoke , and pliant to the rod , Why yet does Asia dread a monarch's
nod , While European freedom still withstands The encroaching tide that drowns
her lessening lands ; And sees far off , with an indignant groan , Her native ...
15 With cane extended far , I sought To steer it close to land ; But still the prize ,
though nearly caught , Escaped my eager hand . 20 Beau marked my
unsuccessful pains With fixed considerate face , And puzzling set his puppy
brains To ...
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Reprint of what may once have been one of the most familiar poems in English from the 18th century. At a time when few could read in England, one of its most educated sons, and the companion of Horace ... Читать весь отзыв