Faith and Thought Volume 31

Faith and Thought Volume 31

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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. 1899 edition. Excerpt: ... in the (garden). l The servant who belong to thee ' Come with the dinner things; They are bringing her of every (kind) With all manner of bread, Flowers of yesterday and of to-day, And all kinds of refreshing fruit. Come, spend this festive day And to-morrow and the day after to-morrow Sitting in my shadow. Thy companion sits at thy right hand, Thou dost make him drink." A beautiful conceit is the form of the love song in which each couplet begins with the name of a flower and a play upon the word lightly connects the whole. The maiden wears a wreath and, as she adds, flower after flower, each one reminds her of her love. Replacing this word-play by one of like import in our own language, Professor Erman renders a couplet as follows, as she picks out a rose and wears it in the chaplet: "Blush roses are in it, one blushes before thee, I am thy first ' sister'; And thou art to me as the garden, Which I have planted with flowers And all sweet-smelling herbs. I directed a canal into it, _ That thou mightest dip thy hand into it, When the north wind blows cool; The beautiful place where we take a walk, When thine hand rests within mine VVith thoughtful mind and joyful heart, Because we Walk together. It is intoxicating to me to hear thy voice, And my life depends upon hearing thee. Whenever I see thee _ It is better to me than food and drink." VVe present one more example of Egyptian poetry--the festal dirge of King Antuf of the eleventh dynasty: NOTES ON LITERATURE IN EGYPT IN THE TIME OF MOSES. " After all, wh at is prosperity? Their fenced walls are dilapidated, _ There houses are as that which never existed. No man comes from thence Who tells of their sayings. Who tells of their affairs, Who...show more

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  • Paperback | 100 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 195g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236976401
  • 9781236976406