Poems, on Various Subjects

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From the Press of A. Loudon, (Whitehall), 1805 - American poetry - 220 pages
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Page 2 - An Act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of maps, charts, and books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies during the times therein mentioned." And also to the act, entitled " An Act supplementary to an Act, entitled, " An Act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of maps, charts, and books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies during the time therein mentioned," and extending the benefits thereof to the arts of designing, engraving, and...
Page 2 - Adams, of the said district, has deposited in this office the title of a book, the right whereof she claims as author, in the words following, to wit . ** Letters on the Gospels. By Miss Hannah Adams.
Page 3 - She very early discovered a fondness for rhyme, and took pleasure in clothing her friendly and pious sentiments in a poetic dress. And, what is very remarkable, though strictly true, she composed her pieces, generally, while engaged in the common business of life, or while taking a...
Page 144 - Joseph's case we may a parallel see ; Sent into Egypt by divine decree, His brethren's evil, God intends for good, Yet they, as guilty, in his presence stood. Some plead the precedent of former times, And bring example in, to sanction crimes : Greece had her Helots, Gibeonites the Jew ; Must then Columbia have her Negroes too! By men who by his spirit were inspir'd, To teach us what our blessed Lord requir'd^ Rules have been given to regulate our lives, As subjects, husbands, parents, children, wives...
Page 139 - AMERICA! wipe out this dire disgrace, Which stains the brightest glories of thy face. Twas thine against oppressive power to raise A noble standard, and attract the gaze Of the surrounding nations, who approve Thy arduous struggle, rising from a love Of liberty. Your rights you understood, And rose, resolv'd like men to make them good; Through every rank the gen'rous ardour ran; The poorest lab'rer feels himself a man.
Page 142 - d in his breast ; There gloomy superstition's terrors reign'd; Insidious wiles his manly courage stain'd ; While sloth and ignorance in fetters bind The nobler workings of the savage mind. See these by Europe's fairer sons displac'd, With useful arts and polish'd manners grac'd. ! Now sturdy labour* with incessant toil Clears the rude wild, and cultivates the soil. As art's...
Page 4 - ... make a collection for publication, not being a ready writer herself, she dictated them to another person, who wrote them down. These Poems, therefore, have come, not so properly from the pen, as from the memory and the heart of the Poetess.
Page 4 - GXefcises-GJ^ligion, well acquainted with the sacred writings, and also with the •works of celebrated Divines, this sufficiently accounts for the vein of piety which runs through all her Poems.
Page 141 - To punish sin, and lead us to repent; But if these warnings we refuse to mind, A train of evils follow close behind ; If we may credit God's eternal word, And those examples left upon record. Are these the blest abodes of liberty ! Is this the generous race that would be free...
Page 137 - Is it not a shame For any that assume the Christian name, Who say the influence of his blood extends From sea to sea, to earth's remotest ends, To trade in human flesh, to forge a chain For those who may with them in glory reign ? But, independent of the Christian...

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