The Flower of the Mind

The Flower of the Mind

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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. 1898 edition. Excerpt: ...yet ever do them good. I 'm sure I never wished them ill, Nor do I for all this, nor will. But if my simple prayers may yet Prevail with heaven to forget Thy murder, I will join my tears Rather than fail. But O my fears i It cannot die so. Heaven's King Keeps register of everything, And nothing may we use in vain; Even beasts must be with justice slain, Else men are made their deodands. Though they should wash their guilty hands In this warm life-blood which doth part From thine, and wound me to the heart, Yet could they not be clean, their stain Is dyed in such a purple grain. There is not such another in The world, to oflfer for their sin. Inconstant Sylvio, when yet I had not found him counterfeit, One morning (I remember well), Tied in this silver chain and bell, Gave it to me; nay, and I know What he said then, I 'm sure I do: Said he, ' Look how your huntsman here Hath taught a fawn to hunt his deer! ' But Sylvio soon had me beguiled; This waxed tame while he grew wild, And quite regardless of my smart Left me his fawn, but took my heart. Thenceforth I set myself to play My solitary time away With this; and, very well content, Could so mine idle life have spent; For it was full of sport, and light Of foot and heart, and did invite Me to its game; it seemed to bless Itself in me; how could I less Than love it? O, I cannot be Unkind to a beast that loveth me! Had it lived long, I do not know Whether it too might have done so As Sylvio did; his gifts might be Perhaps as false, or more, than he. But I am sure, for aught that I Could in so short a time espy, Thy love was far more better than The love of false and cruel man. With sweetest milk and sugar first I it at my own fingers nursed; And as it grew, so...show more

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  • Paperback | 88 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 172g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236765508
  • 9781236765505