The Breath of the Gods

The Breath of the Gods

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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. 1905 edition. Excerpt: ...and yet the hour so late! Now, now at last I see my own loved gate, and enter with joyous rush.'" The deep tones rose as in triumph, then sank again to infinite tenderness. "' The paths to my steps are growing up wild with grass, but the pine and the chrysanthemums still flourish. With my children in my arms I enter the house, drink a refreshing draught, and gaze, and gaze again at the shadows under the garden trees. "' Return! Return! Why should I not return? Let me renounce the intercourse and pleasure of the world J Let me and the world renounce each other! There is nothing more for me to derive from the world!--"'The farmers come in and tell me that spring is approaching. There are rumors of war in the West. But why should they interfere with my rambles? The trees put on a smile and begin to bud. The streams look busy and begin to flow. What joy to see all things fall due at their season! And yet I am reminded that my season, too, is almost come. Alas! The lodging of man in this Inn of the Universe is but for a single season!' " Yuki's hands were pressed against her breast. In the samurai's slow, fervid utterance one could feel each word fill and thrill the heroic heart before utterance came to the lips. He was deriving strength and comfort from the immortal ode. "' Commit then, 0 soul, thyself upon the current of things!' " rose the exulting peean. "' Let me choose my own time. Let me go out for my solitary walk! Let me hobble about the farm on my friendly cane. Let me toil up the Eastern hill, look the clear brook in the face, and sing it my dying songs. So let me end my days as days of themselves may end. So shall my joy flow on with the eternal will of Heaven!'" Yuki sat upright, her wide eyes fixed, as it were, upon the viewless more

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  • Paperback | 148 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 277g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236672402
  • 9781236672407