Julia Alpinula; With the Captive of Stamboul and Other Poems

Julia Alpinula; With the Captive of Stamboul and Other Poems

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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: ... he retraced. "As on it glided far and fast, "Their brokenness of heart recalling, "He could but brood upon the past, "Not check the tear from falling." X. "It chanced, one eve, when autumn's blast "With cold breath shook the cypress-pine, "From sunny Florence as I passed, "In pilgrimage, to Palestine, "A sail I sought to waft me o'er "These rushing tides to Asia's shore; "But save the fisher, none would brave "The stormy strait and tossing wave, "And we who ventured, well could feel "The firm boat quiver to its keel. "Driven by the wind from creek and bay, "All night upon our oars we lay;--"But when the bells of Istamboul "The morn's grey hours began to toll, "With easy impulse we held on "Our cerule way to Chalcedon; "And I, in that light mood begot "By mutuality of lot, "In that wide solitude of ours, "Much questioned of the Imperial powers, "If sought the indignant Turk to wreak "Reprisal on the fiery Greek? "And who led on the Christian ranks "To Taurus' hills and Irmak's banks? "Since Andron, martial prince, was gone "Whither or wherefore known to none; "And years had flown and darker came "Suspicion, whispering Andron's name. "Had jealous Manuel fixed his doom "By poisonous bowl, or dungeon's gloom? "Or roved that Leopard of the war "Wild seas and scorching climes afar? "It seemed my random question brought "Across his brow a sudden thought;--"A sense of something scarce defined;--"A torturing twilight of the mind! "For now the absorbing secret pressed "Like guilt's dark nightmare, at his breast, "And would not, could not...show more

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  • Paperback | 34 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236632966
  • 9781236632968