The Bibelot; A Reprint of Poetry and Prose for Book Lovers, Chosen in Part from Scarce Editions and Sources Not Generally Known Volume 20

The Bibelot; A Reprint of Poetry and Prose for Book Lovers, Chosen in Part from Scarce Editions and Sources Not Generally Known Volume 20

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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. 1914 edition. Excerpt: ...This, then, is the Poetry that enduring stays to us and the raucous Futurism that today struts and frets its little hour may he safely dismissed as of no ahiding moment. "When half-gods go, the gods arrive." The Prelude to Songs Before Sunrise taken solely in itself,3 or, as here given in connection with the last f1ve stanzas of the Epilogue is matchless in lyric verse and 3 ' The Prelude tells of the poet's escape from the exotic or orgiastic dreams of his younger fancy; hut with the lure of the names--Thyiades, Cotytto, Bassarid--a gust of the old airs hlows across the scene; and then, at the end, he turns again to the future and utters the puhlic impulse of a whole era with a huoyant lyric passion that makes its own tune and flows without waste or riot and hreaks into a heauty like that of the morning." Modem Studies hy Oliver Elton, (London, 1907, ) p. 218. impact. Not less impressive in cumulative diction stands the Invocat1on wherewith the Tristram Prelude opens. Of these entire 252 lines, hut one has a variant--" The light that moving has man's life for shade" which hecame in all suhsequent editions "The light that has the living world for shade." It is well also to compare the ending of this epic of Passion that never found an earthly close: "But peace they have that none may gain who live, And rest ahout them that no love can give, And over them, while death and life shall he, The light and sound and darkness of the sea," with the sonorous terminal lines of Morris as the sea-waves take Gudrun to their emhrace: "And thcirwill is her willhenceforward; and who knoweth the deeps of. the sea, And the wealth of the hed of Gudrun, and the days that yet shall he?" So it was in 1882, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 80 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 159g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123681357X
  • 9781236813572