Kinsale Tracts

Kinsale Tracts

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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. 1873 edition. Excerpt: ...As they flow, O'er the dead man's face, As he sinks below. Hark away! on we go, With our weary endless woe! To the land, and distant strand, And ever wailing band Of the dead who are unforgiven! Of the lost who are unshriven, Blasted, and lightning riven!" But still we seemed to speed away, Faster and faster that live-long day--Then off from the track on the hilly ground, High into air we seemed to bound! "I really, sir, must e'en confess, I don't half like this new express," Said a Noble, with mien of high degree, Vouchsafing at last my face to see--"I hope, sir--although you are a stranger, Your opinion is--there is no danger?" "Hallo, conductor!--will some one look, And tell the guard, His Grace, the Duke, . Will at once report to the chief Inspector, The Engineer, if he won't direct her Engine's course more skilfully on, THE CELESTIAL RAILWAY. 31 And not keep thumping on every stone! These rails, I protest, are badly laid;" Yet strange to tell no attention was paid By the guard to a word His Grace had said--His name--that's the guard's--took away my breath, I heard Apollyon call him Death! While fume and mists roll around our funnel More stifling far than the Mont Cenis tunnel! "Now look," cried one, " how passing fair Is all around we see--Arcadian shore we are passing o'er, Sure this is Arcady. The birds sing sweet from the old oak tree, The flowers bloom fair below, How sweet the sound of minstrelsy That meets us as we go." The Eshcol grapes all purpling drop Their clusters from rich festoon, Oh! can we not for some minutes stop, Why lose this scene so soon? The silvery mountains flash their crest In the still calm lake below, And angels float o'er this land of rest, And watch us as we...show more

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  • Paperback | 44 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236550595
  • 9781236550590