Little Masterpieces of English Poetry Volume 2

Little Masterpieces of English Poetry Volume 2

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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. 1905 edition. Excerpt: ...But so swift they wained her through the light, 'T was like the motion of sound or sight; They seemed to split the gales of air, And yet nor gale nor breeze was there. Unnumbered groves below them grew; They came, they past, and backward flew, Like floods of blossoms gliding on, In moment seen, in moment gone. O, never vales to mortal view Appeared like those o'er which they flew, That land to human spirits given, The lowermost vales of the storied heaven; From whence they can view the world below, And heaven's blue gates with sapphires glow, --More glory yet unmeet to know. l64 They bore her far to a mountain green, To see what mortal never had seen; And they seated her high on a purple sward, And bade her heed what she saw and heard, And note the changes the spirits wrought; For now she lived in the land of thought.--She looked, and she saw nor sun nor skies, But a crystal dome of a thousand dyes; She looked, and she saw nae land aright, But an endless whirl of glory and light; And radiant beings went and came, Far swifter than wind or the linked flame; She hid her een frae the dazzling view; She looked again, and the scene was new. '78 She saw a sun on a summer sky, And clouds of amber sailing by; A lovely land beneath her lay, And that land had glens and mountains gray; And that land had valleys and hoary piles, And marled seas, and a thousand isles; Its fields were speckled, its forests green, And its lakes were all of the dazzling sheen, Like magic mirrors, where slumbering lay The sun and the sky and the cloudlet gray, Which heaved and trembled and gently swung; On every shore they seemed to be hung; For there they were seen on their downward plain A thousand times and a thousand again; In winding lake and placid firth, --Little peaceful...show more

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  • Paperback | 66 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 136g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236661141
  • 9781236661142