Cache-Cache, a Tale in Verse

Cache-Cache, a Tale in Verse

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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. 1862 edition. Excerpt: ... the city's smoky veil Far to the Essex woods, and leaving clear Each monument of England's history. A faded map at home had taught the site Of every famous pile, and now at once I knew them all. From Lambeth in the west, To Rufus' hall, and dark St. Mary's fane; Whitehall, and by the Strand to Somerset House, Which faced me; onwards to the Templar's trees, Thence to St. Pau1's, and all the hundred spires That show what Christian cities were of old; And midst them the memorial of the fire, No longer lying; and through crowds of masts, The grim White Tower, the Tower of London--all Needed no spokesman. Then upon me stole The royal city's might, and grew more great, As through the vista of past centuries, I saw the deeds of fame that there were done, And the successive multitudes that swelled The pomp of time. As grass the days of man, More marvellous then the work of his poor hands. Nature herself, cold, changeless, as 'twere dead, ----For to the pair that over Deepdene loomed, What was the summer's green or winter's white?--Dwindled in strength, while there I gazed upon That mighty sign of man's creative power. The vision passed; but o'er me still its spell Held sway, as through the busy streets I sought My homeward way, enrapt in thoughts then vague, But oft recurring since in shape more clear. The days of man are but as grass; mankind Outlives the trees that raise their giant stems On Californian heights; and like the tide, Retiring now as if it left its work, Returning then to lay another zone Of soil to guerdon future husbandmen, .v'hen from its bed upheaved the teeming carse Is lifted from the waters--so mankind, Though with less order, lays its fabric down, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 38 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 86g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236983831
  • 9781236983831