Archaeologia or Miscellaneous Tracts Relating to Antiquity Volume 30

Archaeologia or Miscellaneous Tracts Relating to Antiquity Volume 30

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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. 1844 edition. Excerpt: ... o'er-sailing The deeps he be-shineth From grove-land to grove-land Best, greatest, of stars! Soon as the Sun o'er 240 Salt billows soaring Boundeth to westward, --That bright-dappled bird from The hill-grove's green head-tree Hieing him quickly, 245 Fareth and fiuttereth Feather-borne upward, Carols and croweth And coos through the loft. Free now and fair beeth 250 That fowl's gallant bearing, Bolden'd his breast-thought, Bliss-full his might. With tongue brightly trembling Trills he aye changeful 255 Wood-lays, and warbleth Worthier than ear hath yet Heard under hall-clouds Sith the High-king our Father--Wright all so wondrous--260 The world fashion'd strongly, This heav'n and this earth. Hymneth he halse-drill'd Strains, than all song-crafts Softer by far, and than 265 Ringings the richest More ravishing-sweet. Not mo shrill breath-blown Bemes, nor eke blast-fill'd Horns, nor string'd harp-clang, 270 Nor hero-song gaysome Not any on earth heard, Nor organ-sigh mildest, Nor swan-dirge faint falling, More silv'ry on-sweep them--27o Nor of heart-joys the happiest Which Heav'n's Lord shap'd loving, Man's glee and maid's gladness, In this gloom-shadow'd world! Warblings thus waketh 280 Widely that bless'd-one, Till south in the sky-vault The sun roameth onward. Then lulls he his lays and Wistfully list'neth; 285 Thought-wise and thew-full Thrice he loud shaketh Feathery flight-wings, Then foldeth them still! Time's stream the tide-less 290 In twelve shares he marketh Each day and each dark'ning, As doomed it is for that Hill-grove's bright holder That have he mo alway 295 Mirth-flowing meadow, And the mingled weal gain him Of life and of land-joys And light-gilded dreamings, Till--wood-grove thus warding--300 He Winters abideth A thousand, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 190 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 349g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236909631
  • 9781236909633