The Last Plague of Egypt, the German Gladiators, Great King Herod, and Other Poems

The Last Plague of Egypt, the German Gladiators, Great King Herod, 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. 1880 edition. Excerpt: ... months ago, the streets were guarded at night by watchmen instead of the city police. They were decrepit old fellows of the original "Charley" type. Their rattles were fixed to a long wooden handle, and very noisy. When suddenly sprung under the windows in the deserted streets, and in the stillness of the night, they had a very startling effect t The Dutch are probably the most Conservative nation of Europe in everything that appertains to public and domestic life. Sir William Temple, Bart., who was Ambassador at the Hague, in his volume " Observations upon the United Provinces of the Netherlands," gives a description of manners and customs in Holland, which, in many particulars, might have been written in the year of grace 1879. Sir William's book was published in London in 1673, and will repay a Dutchman's perusal. no The Wolves. With his queer howl pathetically droll, That it is two o'clock!--The dearest friend Of my lone exile, my loquacious pen That always bears me company at night, Shows symptoms sure of failing energy. Good-night! sweet bells of Amsterdam--Ring on! Ring ever on, and cheer the stranger in His solitary room, as you've cheered me! Pour forth your sweetness like the scent of flowers Over the city where so many friends In hospitable homes are slumbering now--The night is very dark! Alone I am, But for the kindly Bells of Amsterdam! Amsterdam, Jammry 25, 1877. THE WOLVES. HEN falling snowflakes dim December's skies, And blurr the landscape from the traveller's sight; When far and wide the prospect silent lies, And moon and stars refuse to give their light, How welcome is the bark of dog from far, And gleam of cottage-pane like guiding star! The author spent nearly three months alone, in what is by courtesy, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 74 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 150g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236587383
  • 9781236587381