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The Last Of The Lenape, And Other Poems


The Last Of The Lenape, And Other Poems

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    Samuel M. Janney
The Last Of The Lenape, And Other Poems. HERE have been periods when an essay in defence of Poetry, would have been deemed as superfluous as an attempt to defend the cultivation of flower gardens and orchards but in this utilitarian age, the wonderful discoveries of science, the progress of civil liberty, and the rapid march of improvernent in the niecbanic arts, in manufactures, and in navigation, have turned the attention of the public almost entirely to those pursuits which minister to the physical arts of man. It is not the design of this essay to discourage those pursuits, but merely to show that there are others which relate more immediately to the wants of the mind, and which have an equal, if not a still greater tendency to extend the sphere of human enjoyment. The happiness of man does not depend so much upon the extent of his temporal possessions, as upon the purity of his desires, and the harmonious action of his moral and intcllectual powers. The proper regulation of these powers depends much upon early associations, and upon refined taste which enables us to enjoy the grand and beautiful...  
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