From the Ring and the Book and Later Poems

From the Ring and the Book and Later Poems

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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. 1890 edition. Excerpt: ...it persistently, had laughed, "I name his name, and there you start and wince "As criminal from the red tongs' touch!"----yet now, Now, as I stood letting morn bathe me bright, Choosing which butterfly should bear my news, --The White, the brown one, or that tinier blue, --The Margherita, I detested so, In she came--"The fine day, the good Spring time! "What, up and out at window? That is best. "No thought of Caponsacchi?--who stood there "All night on one leg, like the sentry crane, "Under the pelting of your water-spout-"Looked last look at your lattice ere he leave "Our city, bury his dead hope at Rome? "Ay, go to looking-glass and make you fine, "While he may die ere touch one least loose hair "You drag at with the comb in such a rage!" I turned--"Tell Caponsacchi he may come!" "Tell him to come? Ah, but, for charity, "A truce to fooling! Come? What, --come this eve? "Peter and Paul! But I see through the trick--"Yes, come, and take a flower-pot on his head "Flung from your terrace! No joke, sincere truth?" How plainly I perceived hell flash and fade O' the face of her, --the doubt that first paled joy, Then, final reassurance I indeed Was caught now, never to be free again! What did I care?--who felt myself of force To play with the silk, and spurn the horsehair springe. "But--do you know that I have bid him come, "And in your own name? I presumed so much, "Knowing the thing you needed in your heart. "But somehow--what had I to show in proof? "He would not come: half-promised, that was all, "And wrote the letters you refused to read. "What is the message...show more

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  • Paperback | 68 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 141g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236860403
  • 9781236860408