Duchess Agnes Etc

Duchess Agnes Etc

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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. 1865 edition. Excerpt: ...ran, And there before him stood the man, --He deemed his eyes began to fail. _ Yes, it was Robert, he could see; But travel-soiled and worn was he. He was no richer man, 'twas plain; His cheek, once like the apple-skin, Ruddy and smooth, was dark and thin: " Master," he said, " I've come again." A welcome to his native land The Master gave, and wrung his hand; But nought how he had fared did ask. As but a night had come between Since he the Master's face had seen, The morrow saw him at his task. Unto his care the Master gave Twin pillars for the lofty nave, By the high altar's hallowed space, These to work in every part, With excess of lavish art, With wreath, and scroll, and cherub face. Beneath his hand the flowers grew As fair as those that feed on dew, In wreaths around the pillars thrown; And fairer than the Master's thought Were the rich traceries he wrought, And the sweet angels carved in stone. And every face that there was set Wore some sweet look of Margaret, In pity, love, and sanctity. As 'neath the finished work they stand, The Master grasped brave Robert's hand; " Thou art the richer man," said he. Thus did the good old Master hold His noble craft more dear than gold, And maiden Margaret's heart was free. HAL of the Hollow held his land By a title good in law, And never a lawyer of the band Could find therein a flaw. He dwelt amid as sweet a scene As any on English ground; And from " The Hollow " might be seen Three fair shires round and round; With two fair rivers winding through Broad meads and orchard-ranks, Traced by the gayer green that grew Along their willowed banks. N o foot of that wide vale was his, And yet his heart would...show more

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  • Paperback | 42 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236884590
  • 9781236884596