Ariel and Caliban; With Other Poems

Ariel and Caliban; With Other Poems

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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. 1887 edition. Excerpt: ...lying. The ragged newsboys know her well--The rich never think of buying. Year in, year out, in her dingy shawl The wind and the rain she weathers, Patient and mute at her little stall; But few are the coppers she gathers. Still eddies the crowd intent on gain. Each for himself is striving With selfish heart and seething brain--An endless hurry and driving. The loud carts rattle in thunder and dust; Gay Fashion sweeps by in its coaches. With a vacant stare she mumbles her crust, She is past complaints and reproaches. Still new faces and still new feet--The same yet changing forever; They jostle along through the weary street, The waves of the human river. Withered and dry like a leafless bush That clings to the bank of a torrent, Year in, year out, in the whirl and the rush, She sits, of the city's current. The shrubs of the garden will blossom again Though far from the flowing river; But the spring returns to her in vain--Its bloom has nothing to give her. Yet in her heart there buds the hope Of a Father's love and pity; For her the clouded skies shall ope, And the gates of a heavenly city. THE WEATHER-PROPHET. A FABLE. "What can the matter be with the thermometer? Is it the sun or the moon or the comet, or Something broke loose in the old earth's pedometer?" Thus in his study a weather philosopher Mused--every minute more puzzled and cross over. Wind-charts and notes he proceeded to toss over. "Up in this tower, this breezy and barren height, One should be cool as an elderly Sharonite. Something is wrong with the scales of my Fahrenheit 'T was but this morning the wind blowing northerly Roughened the tops of the ocean waves frothily; Now it has shifted, and seems to be southerly "--(These are not rhymes--I am fully...show more

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  • Paperback | 44 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236890124
  • 9781236890122