The Poetical Works of Robert Southey, Esq. ...: Madoc

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Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1815

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Page 268 - The three primary requisites of poetical genius : an eye, that can see nature ; a heart, that can feel nature ; and a resolution, that dares follow nature.
Page 302 - He seemed to be sincere, honest, and conscientious in his own way, and according to his own religious notions, which was more than I ever saw in any other Pagan : and I perceived he was looked upon and derided among most of the Indians as a precise zealot, who made a needless noise about religious matters. But I must say, there was something in his temper and disposition that looked more like true religion than any thing I ever observed amongst other Heathens.
Page 300 - ... with some corn in it, and the neck of it drawn on to a piece of wood, which made a very convenient handle. As he came forward, he beat his tune with the rattle, and danced with all his might, but did not suffer any part of his body, not so much as his fingers, to be seen...
Page 299 - I ever saw among them, or indeed any where else, none appeared so frightful, or so near akin to what is usually imagined of infernal powers ! none ever excited such images of terror in my mind as the appearance of one, who was a devout and zealous reformer, or rather restorer, of what he supposed was the ancient religion of the Indians. He made his appearance in his pontifical garb...
Page 301 - God had some good people somewhere, that felt as he did. He had not always, he said, felt as he now did ; but had formerly been like the rest of the Indians, until about four or five years before that time : then, he said, his heart was very much distressed, so that he could not live among the Indians, but got away into the woods, and lived alone for some months. At length, he says, God comforted his heart, and showed him what he should do...
Page 278 - ... no storm took its course through the sky. All was calm and bright ; the pure sun of autumn shone from his blue sky on the fields : he hastened not to the West for repose, nor was he seen to rise from the East : he sits in his mid-day height, and looks obliquely on the Noble Isle.
Page 254 - ... Do you believe there is but one that lives in the Clear Sky? " A. We believe there are Two with him ; Three in all. " Q. Do you think He made the Sun and the other Beloved Things? A. We cannot tell. Who hath seen ? " Q. Do you think He made you ? " A. We think He made all men at first. " Q. How did He make them at first ?
Page 50 - Their gorgeous colours from the eye of day ; Now motionless and dark eluded search, Self-shrouded ; and anon starring the sky Rose like a shower of fire.
Page 255 - Clouds came for us; and often much rain and sometimes hail has come upon them, and that in a very hot day. And I saw when many French and Choctaws and other nations came against one of our towns, and the ground made a noise under them, and the Beloved Ones in the air behind them, and they were afraid, and went away, and left their meat and their drink, and their guns.
Page 128 - Wing their far flight aloft, and round and round The plovers wheel, and give their note of joy. It was a day that sent into the heart A summer feeling : even the insect swarms From...

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