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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. 1896 edition. Excerpt: ... They come in hundreds, and they push like swine. STRANGER. Lady, take courage: it is all well now. PRAXINOA. And now and ever be it well with thee, Sweet man, for shielding us! An honest soul And kindly. Oh! they're smothering Eunoa: Push, coward l That's right! ' All in, ' the bride groom said And locked the door upon himself and bride. eoseo. Praxinoa, look! Note well this broidery first. How exquisitely fine--too good for earth! Empress Athene, what strange sempstress wrought Such work? What painter painted, realized Such pictures? Just like life they stand or move, Facts and not fancies l What a thing is man l How bright, how lifelike on his silvern couch Lies, with youth's bloom scarce shadowing his cheek, That dear Adonis, lovely e'en in death l A STRANGER. Bad luck t' you, cease your senseless pigeon's prate! Their brogue is killing--every word a drawl! coaeo. Where did he spring from? Is our prattle aught To you, Sir? Order your own slaves about: You're ordering Syracusan ladies now! Corinthians bred (to tell you one fact more) As was Bellerophon; islanders in speech, For Dorians may talk Doric, I presume? PaAxmoli. Persephone! none lords it over me, Save one! No scullion's-wage for us from you / eoaeo. Hush, dear. The Argive's daughter's going to sing The Adonis: that accomplished vocalist Who has no rival in " The Saz'lor's Grave." Observe her attitudinizing now. Song. Queen, who lov'st Golgi and the Sicel hill And Ida; Aphrodite radiant-eyed; The stealthy-footed Hours from Acheron's rill Brought once again Adonis to thy side How changed in twelve short months! They travel slow, Those precious Hours: we hail their advent still, more

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  • Paperback | 36 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236937635
  • 9781236937636