The Poetical Works of John Trumbull, LL. D.: Progress of dulness. [Miscellaneous poems

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Samuel G. Goodrich, 1820 - American poetry

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Page 4 - BBOWN, of the said district, hath deposited in this office the title of a book, the right whereof he claims as author, in the words following, to wit : " Sertorius : or, the Roman Patriot.
Page 195 - And there appeared a great wonder in heaven ; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars.
Page 144 - I shall see him, but not now: I shall behold him, but not nigh : There shall come a Star out of Jacob, And a Sceptre shall rise out of Israel, And shall smite the corners of Moab, And destroy all the children of Sheth.
Page 200 - Gomorrah. It shall never be inhabited, Neither shall it be dwelt in from generation to generation : Neither shall the Arabian pitch tent there ; Neither shall the shepherds make their fold there. But wild beasts of the desert shall lie there ; And their houses shall be full of doleful creatures ; And owls shall dwell there, And satyrs shall dance there. And the wild beasts of the islands shall cry in their desolate houses, And dragons in their pleasant palaces: And her time is near to come, And her...
Page 200 - And Babylon, the glory of kingdoms, the beauty of the Chaldees' excellency, shall be as when God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah. It shall never be inhabited, neither shall it be dwelt in from generation to generation; neither shall the Arabian pitch tent there; neither shall the shepherds make their fold there ; but wild beasts of the desert shall lie there ; and their houses shall be full of doleful creatures ; and owls shall dwell there, and satyrs shall...
Page 199 - Howl ye ; for the day of the LORD is at hand ; it shall come as a destruction from the Almighty. Therefore shall all hands be faint, and every man's heart shall melt : and they shall be afraid : pangs and sorrows shall take hold of them ; they shall be in pain as a woman that travaileth: they shall be amazed one at another ; their faces shall be as flames.
Page 196 - For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.
Page 88 - Fix'd on his suit of sable stuffs. And brush'd the powder from the cuffs, With black silk stockings, yet in being. The same he took his first degree in; **> Procured a horse of breed from Europe. And learn'd to mount him by the stirrup, 8 49 And set forth fierce to court the maid; His white-hair' d Deacon went for aid; And on the right, in solemn mode, The Reverend Mr.
Page 26 - Where scripture sanctifies his strains, And reverence hides the want of brains. Next see our youth at school appear, Procured for forty pounds a year; His ragged regiment round assemble, Taught, not to read, but fear and tremble. Before him, rods prepare his way, | Those dreaded antidotes to play. >. Then throned aloft in elbow chair, With solemn face and awful air, He tries, with ease and unconcern...
Page 72 - Th' opposing galleries of beaux,* To church the female squadron move, All arm'd with weapons used in love. Like colour'd ensigns gay and fair, High caps rise floating in the air ; Bright silk its varied radiance flings, And streamers wave in kissing-strings ; Each bears th' artill'ry of her charms, Like training bands at viewing arms.

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