Henry Russell; Or, the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand

Henry Russell; Or, the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand

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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. 1846 edition. Excerpt: ...voices all to me were love and joy, For unto those, who know thee as thou art Love is thy heart and all thy spirit joy. Thy stars have uttered to me loftiest thoughts, And the pure loveliness of thy blue sky, As I have gazed into its spirit-depths, And felt it glancing back into my soul, Seeming as 'twere God's bounty, beaming down With fulness of infinite good, hath been Ever to me a holy influence Of purity and loftiness and love. Oh! it is beautiful to live, to revel In love and thought, to walk the earth with free, Unbounded spirit, plucking everywhere Life's golden fruit from every laden bough, With nature quick to all glad influence; Aye tuned to love as the full-blossomed rose Opes to the sunlight; for Beauty longing And finding it all o'er the universe, Which is God's form, clothing it as a robe. Thus have I lived, for I have wandered ever Uplooking, with an eye turned towards God. And I have given full scope unto my spirit, Ne'er checking it in any flight of ecstasy, But rather training it for bolder soar;. "-' For I did look upon the universe As a great sea of joy, whence I might quaff; Wherein the elements were truth, and love, And light, and melody, and soul, and sense; And I did quaff it fully as I might, For God it was who placed it to my lips, . And power I've wielded among men, a might, To which the mightiest throne of old was as A vulgar, lowly thing. My throne was that Of a high nature, and my sway was like The sun's, the overflow of soul, of light, And good, o'er all that circled round me; and the j Of genius have I known in the glad hour When first it findeth truth, or when it soars In the career of high imagining; And blessings have I scattered among meit Where'er I went, like flowers upon the earth, And felt the good...show more

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  • Paperback | 40 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 91g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236629671
  • 9781236629678