Alma and Brione; A Poem. Cantos I. and II. the Return of Theseus, a Dramatic Scene

Alma and Brione; A Poem. Cantos I. and II. the Return of Theseus, a Dramatic Scene

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1827 edition. Excerpt: ...DAPHNE thus address'd: --Yes, this is well; but where is any chance Again within those shades that he should rest? Fortune does more her treasure gifts enhance, Nor leads them forth with such a gay advance." May doubtless learn this fair knight's history: Give not to one unknown so many sighs." True, DAPHNE, true," fair ALMA then replies, _ Some weakness that I know not, o'er my mind Came with a vain unworthy influence; 'Tis that my dreams have left some trace 'behind Of strangeness on my agitated sense, For why should I allow intrusive thought The hallow'd peacefulness of this abode To break, with vain idolatry of nought? Who shall my peaceful dignity corrode, Or weigh my bosom with an idle load? Am I not happy now? I dwell in peace Within the shadow of my father's halls, And in their ancient bosom am at ease: This is my honour, where my heart recalls Their glory, bright which through time's halo falls." Thus spake the blue-eyed regal ALMA; warm With the ancient glories, summoning them To combat vainly Love's imperial arm; For glory he regardeth not, nor shame, And these be never barriers to him; And even now unknown, and silently, He to her young heart's inmost core had crept, And in that blest abode exultingly Smiled at her fervour 'gainst his law, nor wept To hear these threatening vows, might ne'er be kept. XXXVII. Now Sleep, pale orphan of the vanish'd night, His dusky parent in another place Of rest to seek, had wing'd his noiseless flight, Leaving those maidens for the shadowy chase; VVho, rising from his innocent embrace, Had all fair ALMA greeted on that morn, Their brightest treasure, and their dearest friend, And now in...show more

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  • Paperback | 28 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236809823
  • 9781236809827