Lays and Poems on Italy

Lays and Poems on Italy

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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. 1862 edition. Excerpt: ...well In peace we love to view whate'er was great And good in ruder days; the faults which cling To man ne'er change, but shape themselves to time. Sweep on, fair stream, by scaur and woody shore, An endless source of beauty and of joy, Thy mountain glories mirror'd in each pool! Oft may I wander by thy birks and braes, To view the mists rise off dark Loch-na-gar, 129 A LEGEND OF KINTYRE. ILE high the wood and stir the fire, For the night is cold and dreary; fill. IYZT The waves are raging fierce and dire, And the winds are never weary; The lashing rain On roof and pane, And the voice in the gusty blast, With angry roar, On sea-beat shore, O'er the heart have a shadow cast. Then pile the wood and stir the fire, Till dreary shadows all retire, And the blazing hearth flares up; Till round the room a cheering glow Bids rising spirits warm and flow, While we drain the social cup. Away, away, o'er angry sea The ships are tempest-tost, K And many hearts will in sorrow be For the sailor-boy that's lost; And many a hurrying foot will run Along the wreck-strewn shore, To seek the form of that dear one They ne' er shall gaze on more. " Then pile the wood and stir the fire, For those thoughts are sad to me, And none can stay the tempest dire, Nor quell the raging sea. Fill high the cup with rosy wine, For I love those social hours When the soul asserts itself divine, O'er care and sorrow towers;--When friendship binds those bands of love The cold world soon will sever, When hearts congenial soar above The ills that part them ever;--Then pile the wood till it crack with glee, And we laugh at storm and cold, And tell me a tale of this western sea, Some legend quaint and old. Though we give...
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  • Paperback | 44 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236965485
  • 9781236965486