Living Thoughts in Words That Burn; From Poet, Sage and Humorist a Vast Collection of Choice Literature of All Ages, Gathered from the World's Greatest Libraries

Living Thoughts in Words That Burn; From Poet, Sage and Humorist a Vast Collection of Choice Literature of All Ages, Gathered from the World's Greatest Libraries

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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. 1892 edition. Excerpt: ... night and day, When the sun and the world have elyed away; When the sinner has gane to his waesome doom, Kilmeny shall smile in eternal bloom!'... Then Kilmeny begged again to see The friend she had left in her own countrye, To tell of the place where she had been, And tlje glories that lay in the land unseen.... With distant music, soft and deep, They lulled Kilmeny sound asleep; And when she awakened, she lay her lane, All happed with flowers in the greenwood wene When seven lang years had come and fled, When grief was calm, and hope was dead, When scarce was remembered Kilmeny's name. Late, late in a gloamin Kilmeny came hame! And oh, her beauty was fair to see, But still and steadfast was her ee; Such beauty bard may never declare, For there was no pride nor passion there, . And the soft desire of maiden's een. In that mild face could never be seen. Her seymar was the lily flower, And her cheek the moss-rose in the showerAnd her voice like the distant melodye. That floats along the twilight sea. But she loved to raike the lanely glen, And keeped afar frae the haunts of men Her holy hymns unheard to sing, To suck the flowers and drink the spring But wherever her peaceful form appeared, The wild beasts of the hill were cheered; The wolf played blithely round the field, The lordly bison lowed and kneeled, The dun deer wooed with manner bland. And cowered aneath her lily hand. And when at eve the woodlands rung, When hymns of other worlds she sung, In ecstasy of sweet devotion, Oh, then the glen was all in motion; The wild beasts of the forests came, Broke from their bughts and faulds the tame, And goved around, charmed and amazed; Even the dull cattle crooned and gazed, And murmured, and looked with anxious pain For something the mystery to...show more

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  • Paperback | 328 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 18mm | 585g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236524500
  • 9781236524508