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“ Home , sweet home " is the scene - limited as it may be imagined - in which he contrives to concentrate a thousand beauties , which others have scattered far and wide upon objects of less interest and attraction .
Full many a gem of purest ray sereneo The dark unfathomed caves of ocean bear ; Full many a flower is born to blush unseen , And waste its sweetness on the desert air . 55 > Some village Hampden , that , with dauntless breast ...
Thy joys no glittering female meets , No hive hast thou of hoarded sweets , No painted plumage to display : On hasty wings thy youth is flown ; Thy sun is set , thy spring is goneo We frolic while ' tis May .
I. 2 o Oh ! Sovereign of the willing soul , Parent of sweet and solemn - breathingo airs , Enchanting shello ! the sullen Cares And frantic Passions hear thy soft control . 15 с On Thracia's hills the Lord of Waro Has curbed the THE ...
And oft , beneath the odorous shade Of Chili's boundless forests laid , She deigns to hear the savage youth repeat , 60 In loose numbers wildly sweet , Their feather - cinctured chiefs , and dusky loves .
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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