An Essay on American Poetry; With Several Miscellaneous Pieces on a Variety of Subjects, Sentimental, Descriptive, Moral, and Patriotic

Solyman Brown


An Essay on American Poetry; With Several Miscellaneous Pieces on a Variety of Subjects, Sentimental, Descriptive, Moral, and Patriotic

An Essay on American Poetry; With Several Miscellaneous Pieces on a Variety of Subjects, Sentimental, Descriptive, Moral, and Patriotic

  • Title: An Essay on American Poetry; With Several Miscellaneous Pieces on a Variety of Subjects, Sentimental, Descriptive, Moral, and Patriotic
  • Author: Solyman Brown
  • ISBN: 9781230422084
  • Page: 500
  • Format: Paperback



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 1818 edition Excerpt ESSAY PART SECOND DESCEND indulgent Sister of the Nine Once I court thy influence divine Direct thy flight to yonder stately dome, The priThis 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 1818 edition Excerpt ESSAY PART SECOND DESCEND indulgent Sister of the Nine Once I court thy influence divine Direct thy flight to yonder stately dome, The prize of Valour, and the Hero s home There will I read, in patriotic pride, The names that greatly liv d and bravely died The Sage, the Hero, Poet and Divine, That high enroll d in Freedom s temple shine There s no contention there, for each receives That precedence alone which Merit gives What Sages counseled, Patriots achiev d, And Poets sung but what Divines believ d All strove alike in Freedom s injur d cause, For pure Religion and for equal Laws High on a sapphire throne, in royal state The guardian Genius of Columbia sat Suspended arms adorn the spacious Hall The star deck d banner floats along the wall The tombs of sleeping worthies rise around, And Silence treads the consecrated ground Across the harp her graceful arm she flings, And all her flying fingers kiss the strings Of heroes, long she sung, in battle slain, While ravish d mortals listen d to her strain She told the deeds their warrior hands had done, Their toils cncounter d, and then laurels won But other names inspire a softer lay The ready chords her eager soul obey The sacred Nine descend with all their fire, And thus she sweeps her animated Lyre Immortal Bards a mighty Nation s pride Though long her gratitude has been denied Accept the tribute of Columbia s song And let her future deeds atone the wrong Thy sainted shade Oh venerable Dwight Now ranging through the happy fields of Light I see, sublime, on seraph pinions soaring, Or humbly, at th Eternal Throne adoring There, in immortal beauty, ever shine, And Heaven s transporting blessedness be thine Thy earth born strains instruct


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