Book Lovers' Verse; Being Songs of Books and Bookmen Compiled from English and American Authors

Book Lovers' Verse; Being Songs of Books and Bookmen Compiled from English and American Authors

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1899 edition. Excerpt: ...BOOK C ACH life of man is but a page In God's great diary; each age A separate volume and each race A chapter. For a little space We write, and, childlike, cry our powers, Nor deem Hie hand is guiding ours. Post Wheeleb. Lamb's Dramatic Poets ON LAMB'S SPECIMENS OF DRA-MATIC POETS IF all the flowers of all the fields on earth By wonder-working summer were made one, Its fragrance were not sweeter in the sun, Its treasure-house of leaves were not more worth Than those wherefrom thy light of musing mirth Shone, till each leaf whereon thy pens would run Breathed life, and all its breath were benison. Beloved beyond all names of English birth, More dear than mightier memories; gentlest name That ever clothed itself with flower-sweet fame, Or linked itself with loftiest names of old, By right and might of loving; I, that am Less than the least of these among thy fold, Give only thanks for them to thee, Charles Lamb. n So many a year had borne its own bright bees And slain them since thy honey-bees were hived, John Day, in cells of flower-sweet verse, contrived So well with craft of moldering melodies, Thy soul perchance in amaranth fields at ease Thought not to hear the sound on earth revived Of summer music from the spring derived When thy song sucked the flower of flowering trees. But thine was not the chance of every day: Time, after many a darkling hour, grew sunny, And light between the clouds ere sunset swam, Laughing, and kissed their darkness all away, When, touched and tasted and approved, thy honey Took subtler sweetness from the lips of Lamb. A. C. SWINRuHNE. Extra-Illustrating EXTRA-ILLUSTRATING A MONG the books I have is one That teases, tantalizes, taunta me; "Yea, like a demon or a dun, That solitary volume haunts me. It glowers upon me...show more

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  • Paperback | 34 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236665228
  • 9781236665225