“Tell me, ye bards, whose skill sublime
First charm’d the ear of youthful time
With numbers wrapt in heavenly fire
Who bade delighted echo swell
The trembling transports of the Lyre
The murmur of the shell –”
Our featured book this week is a compilation of poems by Thomas Campbell. This third American edition was published in Wilmington, Delaware by James Wilson in 1800. Hope, memory, madness and love are themes explored.