Barham Beach

Barham Beach : A Poem of Regeneration (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from Barham Beach: A Poem of Regeneration City, ruined city! Was it lightning's levin-brand That flashed in fury through thy streets, thy fanes and forum grand, Or did a prisoned Titan writhe in cataclysmic throe And shatter all thy rainbow towers and lay thy glory low, Or was thy fall the rotton fruit of some mad devil's spite Who helped man's work a hundred years, to spoil it in a night! Fair city, wretched city! In that thou wert more fair Than all thy sisters, so thy wretchedness is past compare, For Oh! To see the altar-steps that holy men have trod, The chiseled marble erst a spire pure pointing up to God, The groined arch once thrilling to Euterpe's silver tones, The bench which Themis' terror made the kingliest of thrones, The hearthstone, jewel of the home, the core of fire and food, All, all inextricable prey of keen vicissitude, All warped from kindly human use of pleasure and of gain, A corpse unburied, festering beneath the sun and rain! About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology 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.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 144 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 8mm | 200g
  • English
  • 14 Illustrations; Illustrations, black and white
  • 1331309670
  • 9781331309673