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HARVARD UNIVERSITY

TERARY
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PLEASURES OF HOPE.

ANALYSIS OF PART I.

THE Poei opens with a comparison between the beauty of remote objects in a landscape, and those ideal scenes of felicity, which the imagination delights to contemplate..... The influence of anticipation upon the other passions, is next delineated .....An allusion is made to the well-known fiction in Pagan tradition, that when all the guardian deities of mankind abandoned the world, Hope alone was left behind..... The consolations of this passion in situations of danger and distress..... The Seaman on his midnight watch..... The Soldier marching to battle.....Allusion to the interesting adventures of Byron.

The inspiration of Hope, as it actuates the efforts of genius, whether in the department of science, or of taste..... Domestic felicity, how intiniately connected with views of future happiness.... Picture of a mother watching her infant when asleep ..... Pictures of the prisoner, the maniac, and the wanderer.

From the consolations of individual misery, a transition is made to prospects of political isoprovement in the future state of society..... The wide field that is yet open for the progress

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