The United States Democratic Review, 第 3 巻
General Books LLC, 2009 - 364 ページ
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1838. Excerpt: ... LOVE'S DOMINION. The infant world beneath the sun's warm gaze, Was lovely, as a seraph's song of praise; The verdant branches of the shadowy trees, Bent down in grateful homage to the breeze, Alluring fruits hung ripening in the air, And fragrant flowers, blushed in beauty there; Through the green earth, the sparkling rivers rolled To the broad sea, where billows tipped with gold Bounded in gladness to the mountain's side, And faintly murmured, as in foam they died. Man, guileless man, his fair dominions trod, Master of all, and image his God, Thought sat upon his brow, and from his eye, Gleamed the bright fires of immortality; In unrobed beauty ever by his side, Glowed the soft graces of his lovely bride, She who was deemed by Heav'nly wisdom meet, To crown his joy, and make the world complete. But soon the tempter came, with thoughts of ill Plotting foul treason with deceptive skill, The prize he sought, in triumph dark was won, And Sin exulted, as the deed was done. Then Evil cursed the earth, and in her train Stalked War, and Famine, Pestilence, and Pain, Great was her baneful sway, but not supreme, For Love was there, to hallow and redeem, To bless the wanderer in lifs devious maze, And fill his grateful heart with songs of praise. And as successive years have come, and gone, And Time still speeds his restless chariot on, That faithful friend, bids man from gloom arise, Cheers his sad soul, and points him to the skies. When the first-born, with its appealing cry, Wakes a new chord in human sympathy, How the fond mother clasps it to her breast, That safest haven of infantile rest! What smiles of pure emotion light her face, As oft inclining with unconscious grace, She feasts her eyes, with fond, untiring gaze, On this the firstling of the flock!--wha...
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