Ismael, an Oriental Tale, with Other Poems [Ed. by Gfilomousos@]

Ismael, an Oriental Tale, with Other Poems [Ed. by Gfilomousos@]

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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. 1820 edition. Excerpt: ...rack'd bosom burns, --Sighs, tears, and groans, consum'd the day! Sighs, tears, and groans, wore night away! At length the fatal news is brought, "Lord Osmond has in spousals sought 100 "The high-born Emma I"--Oh, what pain Thrill'd then across her madd'ning brain, 'Till fondness fled, and direful rage, Aud vengeance stern, her thoughts engage. Butlo! her beldam nurse appears, Well worn in vice, and bow'd with years, A potent witch! whose dreadful spell Had pow'r to bind the fiends of hell. To her the injur'd beauty flies, Her soul fierce flashing in her eyes, 110 And weeping tells her, how the youth Had broke his vows of love and truth. "What though, alas!" the fair one cried, "I may not, cannot be his bride, "Revenge is mine! may death and wo--"Whom would I curse?--my Osmond!--no! "Him, Dira, him, though faithless, spare, --"Turn all thy vengeance on the fair, "Who's robb'd me of his valued heart, "Stab, stab her soul with poison's dart, --120 "Against her, all thy charms employ, "Her life, her soul, her all destroy!" She ceas'd; but still her eye-ball's glare Shew'd vengeance fierce and fix'd was there, And still that brow declares too well, What human tongue can feebly tell. Her Dira soothes, and hastes t' unfold The secrets of a heart grown old In vice, --whose very name would thrill And damp the soul with shudd'ring chill, 130 And to her awe-struck list'ner tells Her hellish charms, and demon spells; Proceeds the dreadful means to shew, To blight young Emma's hopes with wo. One thing alone would still remain, And Geraldine must that obtain, To aid their plans, --from Emma fair, On nuptial day, a lock of hair. Her well-known features now to hide, A veil, in thickest sable...show more

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  • Paperback | 42 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236505867
  • 9781236505866