Byron and the Abbey: A Few Remarks Upon the Poet, Elicited by the Rejection of His Statue by the Dean of Westminster, with Suggestions for the Erection of a National Edifice to Containe the Monuments of Our Great Men
Longman, Orme, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1838 - 34
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Abbey absence admired already ashes better Byron cause character Childe church commentators condemn consequence considered creditable curiosity delight denied departed depend domestic doubt early EDIFICE errors evil excitement exhibit existence eyes false fame favour feelings fitness folly frequently friends gates gave genius give grace grave greatly grounds hand Harold head heart honour hope human imagination inspiration interest judgment language lead leave less LIBRARY literary literature living look Lord marble memory mind monument moral nature never noble object once opinion original paid particular party passed Poet poetical poetry points political portions prejudices present probably pronounced question reader ready reason receive regard regret Religion respect rest satire shewn sincerity Society spirit statue strange taste things thought tribute truth turn Vice virtues vulgar worst writer
Strona 20 - Agedum, pauca accipe contra. Primum ego me illorum, dederim quibus esse poe'tis, Excerpam numero : neque enim concludere versum 40 Dixeris esse satis ; neque si qui scribat uti nos Sermoni propiora, putes hunc esse poetam. Ingenium cui sit, cui mens divinior atque os Magna sonaturum, des nominis hujus honorem.
Strona 14 - And vex'd with mirth the drowsy ear of Night. Ah me ! in sooth he was a shameless wight, Sore given to revel and ungodly glee ; Few earthly things found favour in his sight Save concubines and carnal companie, And flaunting wassailers of high and low degree.
Strona 25 - When the vain ti-iumph of the imperial lord, " Whom servile Rome obey'd, and yet abhorr'd, " Gave to the vulgar gaze each GLORIOUS BUST, " That left a likeness of the brave, or just; " What most admired each scrutinizing eye " .Of all that deck'd that passing pageantry? " What spread from face to face the wondering air? *' The thought of Brutus—for his was not there! " That absence proved his worth,—that absence fix'd " His memory on the longing mind, unmix'd; " And more decreed his glory to...