The Orphan of China


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Author  Arthur Murphy
Publisher  Forgotten Books
Publication Date   June 15, 2012
Pages  358

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The ORPHAN of CHINA. MIRVAN. From yon lofty tow'r, As my eyes, draining tow'rd the diftant plain, Sent forth an anxious look, thro' clouds of duft The favage bands appear d; the weftern fun Gleam'd on their burnifh'd helms; - and foon a fhout From the glad multitude proclaim'd th'approach Of Timurkan; elated with new conqueft, The tyrant comes, and where his wrath will flop Heav'n only knows. - MANDANE. Oh! there - there lies the thought At which imagination ftarts, appall'd With horror at the fcene her bufy workings Have colour'd to my fight - there lies the thought That wakens all a mothers fears - alas! I tremble for my fon - MIRVAN. Your fon! - kind heav'n! Have you not check'd his ardour? - with your tears, Your foft authority, reftrain'd the hero From the alarms of war? - MANDANE. Alas, good Mirvan, Thou little know'ft his danger - but that truth Muft never pafs thefe lips. - MIRVAN. I hope Mandane Doubts not my honeft zeal - full well you know I bear this tyrant deep and mortal hate; That under him I lift, and wear this garb In hopes that fome occafion may arrive, When I may ftrike an unexpected blow, And do my country right. B2, About the Publisher Forgotten Books is a publisher of historical writings, such as: Philosophy, Classics, Science, Religion, History, Folklore and Mythology. Forgotten Books' Classic Reprint Series utilizes the latest technology to regenerate facsimiles of historically important writings. Careful attention has been made to accurately preserve the original format of each page whilst digitally enhancing the aged text. Read books online for free at

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