The Complete Writings of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The Complete Writings of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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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. 1910 edition. Excerpt: ... life of man, As the sunshine from the wall. From the wall into the sky, From the roof along the spire; Ah, the souls of those that die Are but sunbeams lifted higher. Enter PR1NCE HENRY. PRINCE HENRY Christ is arisen! ABBOT Amen! He is arisen! His peace be with you! PRINCE HENRY Here it reigns forever! The peace of God, that passeth understanding, Reigns in these cloisters and these corridors. Are you Ernestus, Abbot of the convent? ABBoT I am. PRINCE HENRY And I Prince Henry of Hoheneck, _ Who crave your hospitality to-night. ABBOT You are thrice welcome to our humble walls. You do us honor; and we shall requite it, I fear, but poorly, entertaining you With Paschal eggs, and our poor convent wine, The remnants of our Easter holidays. PRINCE HENRY How fares it with the holy monks of Hirschau? Are all things well with them? ABBOT All things are well. PRINCE HENRY A noble convent! I have known it long By the report of travellers. I now see Their commendations lag behind the truth. You lie here in the valley of the Nagold As in a nest: and the still river, gliding Along its bed, is like an admonition. How all things pass. Your lands are rich and ample, And your revenues large. God's benediction Rests on your convent. ABBOT By our charities We strive to merit it. Our Lord and Master, When He departed, left us in his will, As our best legacy on earth, the poor!. These we have always with us; had we not, Our hearts would grow as hard as are these stones. PRINCE HENRY If I remember right, the Counts of Calva Founded your convent. ABBOT Even as you say. PRINCE HENRY And, ifI err not, it is very old. ABBOT Within these cloisters lie already buried Twelve holy Abbots. Underneath the flags On which we stand, the Abbot William lies, Of blessed...
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  • Paperback | 106 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 204g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236775821
  • 9781236775825