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115 He roll'd his eyes that witness'd huge dismay, Where yet unpawn'd, much
learned lumber lay, Volumes, whose size the (pace exactly sill'd* ' Or which fond
authors were so good to gild ; Or where, by sculpture made for ever known, j 20 ...
With Authors, Stationers obey'd the call, The field of glory is a field for all ; Glory,
and gain, th' industrious tribe provoke ; 30 And gentle Dulness ever loves a joke :
A Poet's form she plac'd before their eyes, And bad the nimblest racer seize the ...
For this, our Queen unfolds to vision true Thy mental eye, for thou hast much to
view : 55 Old scenes of glory, times long cast behind, Shall first recall'd, run
forward to thy mindj then stretch thy sight o'er all her rising reign, And let the past
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - lizpatanders - LibraryThing
On the whole, I did enjoy reading this poem, although I found it very difficult to read. I've heard before that it's very hard to comprehend the first time around, and I would have to agree. Although ... Read full review