Elkin Mathews' Garland of New Poetry

Elkin Mathews' Garland of New Poetry

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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. 1897 edition. Excerpt: ... And _Christ half turned, and with grave, open eyes, Looked on him: but behind there was a sound Of vast impatience, and the murmurous chafe Of captains sick for war; and poets shone All dreaming bright, and fiery prophets, seized With gladness, boded splendid things; and scarred Heroes, as desperate men, that see no path, Yet follow a riddled memorable flag, Pressed close upon that leader world-engraved. But he began to pace with slower step, With wandering gaze, still hesitating more; Then stayed, and on his last foot strongly leaned. ' Faintly the air bore to him blood he knew His gentle eyes hither and thither roved. The Furies rose ejaculating fast, And circled nearer o'er the limitless dead, Who paused, all whispering: before them hung Still unredeemed Prometheus from his erag; His limbs impaled: then stood the Son of Man, And seemed almost about to speak; the dead In silence upward gazed. The Titan's face Through passing storms leaps out in dazzling am Momiently on them, and his tone returns F itfully through the gusting hurricane. " Stay, mightl)I dreamer, though thou comest on Attradting al the dead, to thy deep charm Resi ned and bright; yet stay, and look on me! Do Fnot trouble thee? Dost thou not swerve Smelling my kindred blood on the great track? Full in thy path I menace. After me Canst thou go on i " The storm carried his voice From them, and veiled with rushing hail his face. Then many unbound heroes toward him ran, Going with great dumb gestures between him And Christ; and in their leader's face looked up Beseeching him their brother to release; Then they refrained, all motionless: and now The Titan bowed, coming upon them, and seemed Falling to carry with him all the crag Down on...show more

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  • Paperback | 28 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236978714
  • 9781236978714