Excerpt from Hebrew Odes: And Other Poems Jacob's Blessing. Gen. xlix. Gather, my children, round my bed, And let my parting words be said, That each may kw what each shall see, In coming days of destiny: Ye sons of Jacob, all be near, And Israel, your father, hear. Reuben, my eldest-born, my might, My manhood's opening flower, To thee pertain'd the primal rightOf dignity and power.But, ah! inconstant as the swellOf waters, thou shalt t excel: Thou hast dar'd to go up to thy father's placeHe did me wrong in his forwardness. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.