The Fireside Encyclopedia of Poetry; Comprising the Best Poems of the Most Famous Writers, English and American

The Fireside Encyclopedia of Poetry; Comprising the Best Poems of the Most Famous Writers, English and American

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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. 1901 edition. Excerpt: ...on the happy scene; And Nature, with all her love and grace, In the depths of the spirit could find no place. So the vex'd breast of the mountain-lake, When wind and rain mad revelry make, Turbid and gloomy, and wildly tost, Retain no trace of the beauty lost. But when through the moist air, bright and warm, The sun looks down with his golden charm, And clouds have fled, and the wind is lull, Ob! then the changed lake, how beautiful! The glistening trees, in their shady ranks, And the ewe with its lamb along the banks, And the kingfisher perch'd on the with er'd bough, And the pure blue heaven all pictured below! Bound proudly, my steed, nor bound proudly in vain, Mnce thy master is now himself again. And thine be the praise when the leech's power Is idle, to conquer the darken'd hour, By the might of the sounding hoof to win Beauty without and joy within; Beauty else to my eyes unseen, And joy, that then had a stranger been. Author Uxksows. The Tiger. Tiger! tiger! burning bright, In the forest of the night, What immortal hand or eye Could frame thy fearful symmetry? In what distant deeps or skies Burn'd the ardor of thine eyes? On what wings dare he aspire? What the hand dare seize the fire? And what shoulder, and what art, Could twist the sinews of thy heart? And when thy heart began to beat, What dread hand forged thy dread feet? What the hammer, what the chain? In what furnace was thy brain? What the anvil; what dread grasp Dare its deadly terrors clasp? When the stars threw down their spears, And water'd heaven with their tears, Did He smile His work to see? Did He who made the lamb make thee? Tiger! tiger! burning bright. In the forest of the night, What immortal hand or eye Dare frame thy fearful symmetry? William Blake. The...show more

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  • Paperback | 638 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 33mm | 1,120g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236848721
  • 9781236848727