The Cosmopolitan Volume 16

The Cosmopolitan Volume 16

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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. 1894 edition. Excerpt: ... so quickly comes forgetting, when the day dawns that we die? To the Heart-entangler's seeing this my drunkenness shews well, Therefore wine they poured me freely--those high Lords of Heaven and Hell. Quaffing Hadji Kivam's wine-cup there I saw, by grace of him, On the green sea of the Night, the new Moon's silver shallop swim. Ah, my heart is like a tulip, closing up in time of cold, When, at length, shy Bird of Fortune! shall my snare thy wings enfold? Bird of Fortune! Wings of Waiting! Cease not, Hafiz, tears to shed; It may hap those wayward pinions to the net will yet be led. Sufi! Come and gaze; for brightly shines the mirror of the cup, Gaze into the ruby liquor; see what thing it throweth up. No man ever noosed the Anka--God's Bird; fling away thy snare! All its mesh can ever catch thee, in this world, is empty air. Cleave to pleasures of the Present; Adam, sinning otherwise Came to quit the House of Peace; the flowery lawns of Paradise. At Time's table, quick to vanish, drink a cup or two, and go; Ask not what Fate will not give thee, leave to banquet always so. Foolish, cheated, Heart! youth's flitted; and thou didst not pluck one rose Off the red bush in the garden! what is left at Life's grey close? Nay, except from glorious drunkards, drunk with God's love, no man learns What is veiled; the haughty Zahid nothing of true life discerns. Thus to us are dues of service; us who never left the Gate; Lord! thy slaves lie on Thy threshold; have Thou mercy on their state! Mrs. Elaine Goodale Eastman was bor n at Hay Farm, Berkshire county, Mass. Her first appearance in print was made with" a volume of verse written in connection with her sister Dora, published when she was sixteen. This volume (" Apple Blossoms ") was...show more

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  • Paperback | 380 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 20mm | 676g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236922190
  • 9781236922199