The Corsair; A Tale Volume 1

The Corsair; A Tale Volume 1

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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. 1814 edition. Excerpt: ...o'er his placid slumber bends? His foes are gone--and here he hath no friends; 1000' ls it some seraph sent to grant him grace? No, 'tis an earthly form with heavenly face! Its white arm rais'd a lamp----yet gently hid, Lest the ray flash abruptly on the lid Of that clos'd eye, which opens but to pain, And once unclosed--but once may close again. That form, with eye so dark, and cheek so fair, And aubur n waves of gemm'd and braided hair; With shape of fairy lightness--naked foot, That shines like snow, and falls on earth as mute--1010 Through guards and dunnest night how came it there? Ah! rather ask what will not woman dare? Whom youth and pity lead like thee, Gulnflre! She could not sleep---and while the Pacha's rest In muttering dreams yet saw his pirate-guest, She left his side--his signet ring she bore, Which oft in sport adorn'd her hand before--And with it, scarcely question'd, won her way Through drowsy guards that must that sign obey. Worn out with toil, and tir'd with changing blows, . 1020 Their eyes had envied Conrad his repose; And chill and nodding at the turret door, They stretch their listless limbs, and watch no more---Jnst raised their heads to hail the signet-ring, Nor ask or what or who the sign may bring. XIII. She gazed in wonder, " can he calmly sleep, " While other eyes his fall or ravage weep? " And mine in restlessness are wandering here--" What sudden spell hath made this man so dear? " True---'tis to him my life, and more, I owe, I030 " And me and mine he spared from worse than woe: " 'Tis late to think--but soft--his slumber breaks----He rais'd his head--and dazzled with the light, His eye...show more

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  • Paperback | 24 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 64g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236850122
  • 9781236850126