Obrazy na stronie
PDF
ePub

BY

ANNA LÆTITIA BARBAULD.

Hæc sat erit, Divæ, vestrum cecinisse poetam,
Dum sedet, et gracili fiscellam texit hibisco.

VIRGIL.

[merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][ocr errors][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small]

CORSICA.

WRITTEN IN THE YEAR 1769.

-A manly race
of unsubmitting spirit, wise and brave;
Who still thro' bleeding ages struggled bard
To hold a generous undiminis'd state
Too much in vain !

Thompson.

Hail generous Corsica! unconquer'd isle ! The fort of freedom; that amidst the waves Stands like a rock of adamant, and dares The wildest fury of the beating storm.

And are there yet, in this late sickly age, Unkindly to the tow'ring growths of virtue, Such bold exalted spirits ? Men whose deeds, To the bright annals of old GREECE oppos’d,

« PoprzedniaDalej »