Avenia, Or, A Tragical Poem, on the Oppression of the Human Species, and Infringement on the Rights of Man: In Six Books, with Notes Explanatory and Miscellaneous
S. Engles, 1805 - Slave trade - 358 pages
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Šther ANGOLA arms AVENIA beauteous behold blood brave breast breath bright Chaldea chief chieftains Christian tyrant Christians clouds coursers cries crown'd cruel dart dastard dear death deep despotism dreadful earth Ev'n ev'ry eyes fall fame fate father fear field fierce fight fix'd flames flew flies friends furious gen'rous glory gold golden gore grief groans hand HAWKINS head hear heart heav'n hero Jove LAMBERT LANGO LECLERC loud LOUVERTURE LOUVERTURE's majestic mighty woe MONDINGO mournful myrmidons native night o'er oppress'd pain panting pierc'd pity plain poison'd poor pow'r prey prince proud purple purple plain rage rise roar round ruffians rush'd sable train SAMBO ships shore sight sire skies slain slavery slaves sorrows soul spear spoke sweet Swift sword tears tempest thee thou thro thunder town trembling troops tyrants veng'ance warriors waves weeping wind wound wretched youth
Page 234 - Lo, the poor Indian ! whose untutored mind Sees GOD in clouds, or hears Him in the wind ; His soul proud science never taught to stray Far as the solar walk or Milky Way...
Page 31 - Could all our care elude the gloomy grave, Which claims no less the fearful than the brave, For lust of fame I should not vainly dare In fighting fields, nor urge thy soul to war. But since, alas ! ignoble age must come, Disease, and death's inexorable doom, The life, which others pay, let us bestow, And give to fame what we to nature owe ; Brave though we fall, and honour'd if we live, Or let us glory gain, or glory give!
Page iii - 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 etching historical and other prints.
Page 96 - But, when he speaks, what elocution flows! Soft as the fleeces of descending snows, The copious accents fall, with easy art; Melting they fall, and sink into the heart! Wondering we hear, and fix'd in deep surprise, Our ears refute the censure of our eyes.
Page 145 - As from some mountain's craggy forehead torn, A rock's round fragment flies with fury borne, (Which from the stubborn stone a torrent rends,) Precipitate the...
Page 140 - Without a sign his sword the brave man draws, And asks no omen but his country's cause.
Page 324 - Depart from me, ye cursed ; for I was an hungered, and ye gave me no meat ; I was thirsty, and ye gave me no drink ; I was a stranger, and ye took me not in ; naked, and ye clothed me not ; sick, and in prison, and ye visited me not.
Page 272 - O'er the dark trees a yellower verdure shed, And tip with silver every mountain's head ; Then shine the vales, the rocks in prospect rise, A flood of glory bursts from all the skies : The conscious swains, rejoicing in the sight, Eye the blue vault, and bless the useful light.
Page 190 - Yet on the verge of battle let us stay, And for a moment's space suspend the day; Let Heaven's high...
Page 193 - White are the decks with foam ; the winds aloud Howl o'er the masts, and sing through every shroud ; Pale, trembling, tired, the sailors freeze with fears; And instant death on every wave appears \— So pale the Greeks the eyes of Hector meet, The chief so thunders, and so shakes the fleet.