The Last of the Abencerrages; With Other Poems

The Last of the Abencerrages; With Other Poems

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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. 1850 edition. Excerpt: ...stern embrace, Thy free shrines trod by tyrant-feet, Whose sandals thou must lace; ' Napoleon at Austerlitz. 2 Waterloo. Take to thy breast the thrice-spurn'd mate Who 'spoil"d thee through long years of hate, But meeting--face to face; Thy soul's recoil snapt that dread bond--" A still, small voice" was heard beyond. VIII. The words of ancient Time to read, Why, traitress, didst thou fly Their living truth? to groan--to bleed--Mock of a royal lie? " This people have rejected me, N o more to reign--no more to be Their lord--sole ruler high! shew them the manner of the king, That shall reign o'er them!" feel"st the sting? IX. He spoke: " Your sons his slaves shall be; Some run before his state; Captains of thousands bend the knee, And bide his will as fate; His instruments of toil and war--To seek the burning zone afar, And perish ere their date, Slaying and slain--on torrid sands Their bleach"d bones true to his commands. X. " All thine be his! the iron road, Town, tower, camp, fortress high, Thy hands must build--thy heart to goad, Threatening lost liberty. And when, in bitterness of soul, Thou seek'st to spurn his base control, God will not hear nor see; For thou must expiate all the guilt, The seas of blood by monarchs spilt." XL Expiate? Ah, would that hour were come! Thy sufferings made thee wise; His the reversal of thy doom, Whose truths thou didst despise. Bow low to Him; and then elate, Erect and fearless be thou great As they whom thou should'st prize Had made thee, hadst thou not consigned Their mission to the mad and blind. XII. And hark, a voice! low murmurs sound--Is it the voice of God? The price of blood cries from the ground--That...show more

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  • Paperback | 66 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 136g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236780361
  • 9781236780362