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This work is complete in itself, but a second part, dealing with Odes, Elegies, Sonnets, Songs, and Hymns, and containing an Appendix of Minor Authors, Bibliography and Index to both volumes, will appear separately.
IN THE AGE OF REASON
IN ENGLISH AT
PUBLISHED IN LONDON BY
A hundred years ere he to manhood came,
Song from celestial heights had wandered down, Put off her robe of sunlight, dew and flame,
And donned a modish dress to charm the Town.
Thenceforth she but festooned the porch of things ;
Apt at life's lore, incurious what life meant. Dextrous of hand, she struck her lute's few strings ;
Ignobly perfect, barrenly content.
Unflushed with ardour and unblanched with awe,
Her lips in profitless derision curled, She saw with dull emotion—if she sawThe vision of the glory of the world.