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THE

PLEASURES OF HOPE:

PART FIRST.

ANALYSIS OF PART I.

Tue Poem opens with a comparison between the beauty of

remote objects in a landscape, and those ideal scenes of felicity

which the imagination delights to contemplate.—The influence

of anticipation upon the other passions is next delineated. An

allusion is made to the well known fiction in Pagan tradition,

that, when all the guardian deities of mankind abandoned the

world, Hope alone was left behind. The consolations of this

passion in situations of danger and distress.—The seaman on

his midnight watch.—The soldier marching into battle.—Allu

sion to the interesting adventures of Byron.

The inspiration of Hope, as it actuates the efforts of genius,

whether in the department of science, or of taste.- Domestic

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