The Pleasures of Hope

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.


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