Letters and Literary Remains of Edward Fitzgerald Volume 1-3

Letters and Literary Remains of Edward Fitzgerald Volume 1-3

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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. 1889 edition. Excerpt: ...away His Darling in some alien Home he saw, And stretch'd his Arms forth; and between the Awe Of God's Displeasure, and the bitter Pass Of Love and Anguish, sigh'd forth an Alas! And stopp'd--But when he woke The Angel came, And said, 'Oh, faint of purpose! Though the Name Of that Beloved were not utter'd by Thy Lips, it hung sequester'd in that Sigh.' You see this is very imperfect, and I am not always quite certain of always getting the right Sow by the Ear; but it is pretty anyhow. In this, as in several other Stories, one sees the fierce vindictive Character of the Eastern Divinity and Religion: a 'jealous God' indeed! So there is another Story of a poor Hermit, who retires into the Wilderness to be alone with God, and lives in a Tree, and there in the Branches a little Bird has a Nest, and sings so sweetly that the poor old Man's Heart is drawn to it in spite of Himself; till a Voice from Heaven calls to Him--'What are you about? You have bought lie with your Prayers &c. and I You by some Largess of Grace: and is this Bargain to be cancelled by the Piping of a little Bird'?' So I construe at least right or wrong.... Monday Jan. 25? 26. Like your Journal, you see, I spread my Letter over more than a Day. On Saturday Night your Brother and I went to hear Thackeray lecture on George III.--very agreeable to me, though I did not think highly of the Lecture.... I should like to see Nize, mfs Shirin, though I have not yet seen enough to care for in Nizami. Get me a MS. if you can get a fair one; as also one of Attar's Birds; of which however Garcin de Tassy gives hint of publishing a Text. There might be a good Book made of about half the Text...show more

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  • Paperback | 136 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 254g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236968085
  • 9781236968081