Englische Textbibliothek Volume 11

Englische Textbibliothek Volume 11

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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. 1905 edition. Excerpt: ...Sailed on those gloomy and midnight streams, blew a blast on his bugle. Wild through the dark colonnades and corridors leafy the blast rang, Breaking the seal of silence, and giving tongues to the forest. Soundless above them the banners of moss just stirred 795 to the music. Multitudinous echoes awoke and died in the distance, Over the watery floor, and beneath the reverberant branches; But not a voice replied; no answer came from the darkness; And, when the echoes had ceased, like a sense of pain was the silence. 800 Then Evangeline slept; but the boatmen rowed through the midnight, Silent at times, then singing familiar Canadian boatsongs, Such as they sang of old on their own Acadian rivers, While through the night were heard the mysterious sounds of the desert, Far off, --indistinct, --as of wave or wind in the forest, 805 Mixed with the whoop of the crane and the roar of the grim alligator.. Thus ere another noon they emerged from the shades; and before them Lay, in the golden sun, the lakes of the Atchafalaya. Water-lilies in myriads rocked on the slight undulations Made by the passing oars, and, resplendent in beauty, the lotus 810 Lifted her golden crown above the heads of the boatmen. Faint was the air with the odorous breath of magnolia blossoms, And with the heat of noon; and numberless sylvan islands, Fragrant and thickly embowered with blossoming hedges of roses, Near to whose shores they glided along, invited to slumber. 815 Soon by the fairest of these their weary oars were suspended. 801 and vor then A. 802 Punkt am Ende A. 803 While And A. 804 Gedankenstriche vor und nach indistinct, fehlen A. 806 the those A. Under the boughs of Wachita willows, that grew by the margin, Safely their boat was moored; and scattered about on.show more

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  • Paperback | 54 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 113g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236919890
  • 9781236919892