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... remarkable characteristics of his mind was an almost utter absence of creative or reproductive power , and an overpowering occupation with minutiŠ .
He grew feeble in body and dejected in mind , and another attack of insanity seemed imminent .
60 65 These shall the fury Passions tear , The vultures of the mind , Disdainful Anger , pallid Fear , And Shame that skulks behind ; Or pining Love shall ...
When first thy sire to send on earth Virtue , his darling child , designed , 10 To thee he gave the heavenly birth , And bade to form her infant mind .
Her track , where'er the goddess roves , Glory pursue , and generous Shame , 64 The unconquerable Mind , and freedom's holy flame . II .
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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 ... Read full review