Heine's Book of Songs

Heine's Book of Songs

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1892 edition. Excerpt: ...through my soul, And there came over me the doubt--Are these Maria's lips, the pure, the flowerlike-pure? But, as she spoke, she rose, caught quickly up A cashmere from the sofa, threw it round Her shoulders, put her arm in mine, and so Led me away, pass'd through the open house-door, And took me on through field and wood and glade. The sun's red disk, a ball of fire, was low Within the heavens, its purple blazed across The trees, the flowers, the meadows, and the stream, That in the distance flow'd majestical. "Dost see the mighty golden eye that gleams In the blue ether?" suddenly she cried. "Hush, thou poor soul!" I said, andon me grew A fairy vision in the fading light. Out of the meadows misty shapes arose, With white thin arms about each other twined. The violets eyed each other tenderly; Fondly the lily bells bent each to each, On all the roses passionate ardors glow'd, And the carnations breathed out burning breath; In wealth of fragrance revell'd all the flowers, And all wept tears of silent ecstasy, And with one voice they sigh'd forth, "Love, Love, Love!" The butterfly flashed to and fro, the bright Anemones their fairy carols humm'd, The evening breezes whisper'd, the oaks rustled, The nightingale sang silver-toned and clear; And amid all the whispering, rustling, singing, Prattled with cold metallic tuneless voice The faded she, that hung upon my arm. "I know their doings at the castle nightly: Yonder long phantom is a good kind soul, He nods and becks to everything one wants; The blue-coat is an angel; but the red, With the bare sword, he is your deadly foe;" And much else that was odd and marvellous She went on prattling, and at length, tired out, She sat down with me on a mossy bank, That...show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 52 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236566920
  • 9781236566928