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Ode on a Sermon against Glory

By Akenside, Mark

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Title: Ode on a Sermon against Glory  
Author: Akenside, Mark
Language: English
Subject: Fiction, Poetry, Verse drama
Collections: Poetry Collection
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Publisher: World Public Library Association


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Excerpt: Come then, tell me, sage divine, // Is it an offence to own // That our bosoms e'er incline // Toward immortal glory's throne? // For with me nor pomp, nor pleasure, // Bourbon's might, Braganza's treasure, // So can fancy's dream rejoice, // So conciliate reason's choice, // As one approving word of her impartial voice. // If to spurn at noble praise // Be the pass-port to thy heaven, // Follow thou those gloomy ways; // No such law to me was given, // Nor, I trust, shall I deplore me // Faring like my friends before me; // Nor an holier place desire // Than Timolean's arms acquire, // And Tully's curule chair, and Milton's golden lyre. // Mark Akenside...


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