College Rhymes Volume 8

College Rhymes Volume 8

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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. 1867 edition. Excerpt: ... that wast of Venus born, And of Vulcan, god of fire! Nurst by Jealousy and Scorn, Guarded safe by warm Desire; In Eden's fairy glades Didst thou first see the light, When the moon dispelled the shade, Of stilly night? Dwelt'st thou with the two first mortals, Ere they touched the fatal tree? Com'st thou from the sun's warm portals, Or thy mother's foaming sea? Vol. Tin. H 2 When the summer's twilight plays With the sun's departing rays, And the ocean's whispering voice Bids all nature to rejoice, Or when Cynthia's shining car Dims the fairest brightest star. And the amorous breezes toy With thy golden locks, fair boy, Thou dost love along the shore, Where the booming breakers roar, And disperse the creamy foam, By thy Psyche's side to roam, Gazing her sweet eyes into, Eyes of deepest purest blue: (Blue that veils the summer skies Sends its beauty to her eyes.) # # # # Or when the fervid sun on high, Hung in the vivid dog-star sky, Shines upon the twinkling flood, Then, reclined in languid mood, Where the spreading beech-tree's shade Shelter from the heat hath made, Where the cooling fountains play Through the livelong summer day, Listening to the linnet's song, Heard the verdant bowers among, Nectar thou dost love to sip From thy Psyche's rosy lip; And, the linnet's lay above, Sounds your mutual song of love. But when the later-rising morn Gilds the autumnal fields with corn, Thou aimest at -ome nut-brown maid, Eeclining 'neath the wheat-sheafs shade. Then from her young enamoured heart Drawing the yet warm-dripping dart, Transfixest thou some reaper swain, Uniting them, no longer twain. When harvest time hath passed away, And fogs close in the shortened day, When from stern Winter's frigid reign The blasts 6weep o'er th' Atlantic...
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  • Paperback | 26 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 68g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236571002
  • 9781236571007