From Southey to Croly

From Southey to Croly

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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. 1845 edition. Excerpt: in the wilderness, and crept Into my heart, and o'er my folly wept, From dusky evening to the streaming morn, Showers of sparkling tears. Oh! how forlorn Was I without thee. Should I lose thee now--" " Away, away," she said, and on his brow Pressed her vermilion lips, and drew his hair Aside and kissed again his forehead fair. " Come, thou shalt lie upon---ay, on my breast, And I will sing thee into golden rest." Comes heavily on us, it is pleasant still To read of this in song: it brings again The hours of youth before man's jaded eye, Spreading a charm about him, silently.--Oh I never shall thy name, sweet Poesyi Be flung away, or trampled by the crowd As a thing of little worth, while I aloud May (with a feeble voice indeed) proclaim The sanctity, the beauty of thy name. Thy grateful servant am I, for thy power Has solaced me through many a wretched hour; In sickness---ay, when frame and spirit sank, I tttrned me to thy crystal cupand drank Intoxicating draughts. Faithfulest friend, Most faithful---perhaps best: when none were nigh Unto thy green recesses did I send My thoughts, and freshest rills of poesy Came streaming all around from fountains old; And so I drank and drank, and haply told How thankful was I unto the night wind A1one, --a cheerless confidant, but kind., And now, Colonna, and sweet Julia, A few few words to ye: IfI have sung Imperfectly your loves, or idly hung Upon your griefs, forgive it. One fair day Shone on your lives and lingered; yet---and yet I now must pass what 1 may ne'er forget.---Thou bright and hymeneal Star, whose wane (For thou alone canst never rise again) Is as the dark declining of the soul, Roll gently over youth and beauty, roll In thy so sweet and more

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  • Paperback | 472 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 24mm | 835g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236949374
  • 9781236949370