Douglas, and Other Poems

Douglas, and Other Poems

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1883 edition. Excerpt: ...the Memory of Shaktptre.--ben Jonson. I. HJY Avon's stream three centuries ago Was born sweet Shakspere, Nature's darling son, --The child of Fancy, who, from high and low, The brightest crown hath won. Ii. He drew the gallery of Nature true, The hand of Inspiration touched his pen; And what he wrote, he more than thought--he knew The passions of all men. in. The theatre of Nature was his theme; He looked far back into the ages past, And revelled in them as in some sweet dream Too bright, alas! to last. 126 SHAKSPERE. IV. His mind's creations are our daily friends, We move among them, all the world is there; For everything he says so truly blends With nature everywhere. v. The name of Shakspere has a magic spell On those who love his all " so potent art," Those who delight on his rich thoughts to dwell, And weave them in the heart. VI. With him we soar the busy world above; With him we roam in lovely fairyland; 'Tis he reveals the wondrous power of love, And ties its flowery band. VII. We see the lover like the furnace sighing--Full of impassioned love, as lovers now--We hear him serenade, when sleep is lying Upon his mistress' brow. VIII. We move 'mid all the pomp of ancient Home, Her towers and temples stretching far and wide; We see the waves of mighty Tiber foam Triumphant in their pride. IX. In Brutus' tent, when solemn midnight reigns, The ghost of Caesar doth our hearts appal; SHAKSPERE. 187 We watch the battle on Philippi's plains, --See noble Brutus fall. x. We gaze on Cleopatra, Egypt's Queen, With love-sick Antony, her slave confest; See her apply the deadly asp, serene, Unto her snowy breast. XI. At his command, when moans the midnight blast, The withered hags "upon the heath" appear; Loud rumbling peals of thunder...show more

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  • Paperback | 48 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 104g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236627091
  • 9781236627094