The Lotos-Eaters, Ulysses, Ode on the Death of the Duke of Wellington, Maud, the Coming of Arthur, the Passing of Arthur

The Lotos-Eaters, Ulysses, Ode on the Death of the Duke of Wellington, Maud, the Coming of Arthur, the Passing of Arthur

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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. 1918 edition. Excerpt: ...stood Sir Bedivere Revolving many memories, till the hull Look'd one black dot against the verge of dawn, And on the mere the wailing died away. 440 But when that moan had past for evermore, The stillness of the dead world's winter dawn Amazed him, and he groan'd, 'The King is gone.' And therewithal came on him the weird rhyme, 'From the great deep to the great deep he goes.' Whereat he slowly turn'd and slowly clomb The last hard footstep of that iron crag; Thence mark'd the black hull moving yet, and cried, 'He passes to be King among the dead, ' And after healing of his grievous wound He comes again; but--if he come no more O me, be you dark Queens in you black boat, Who shriek'd and wail'd, the three whereat we gazed On that high day, when, clothed with living light, They stood before his throne in silence, friends Of Arthur, who should help him at his need?' Then from the dawn it seem'd there came, but faint As from beyond the limit of the world, Like the last echo born of a great cry, Sounds, as if some fair city were one voice 460 Around a king returning from his wars. Thereat once more he moved about, and clomb Ev'n to the highest he could climb, and saw, Straining his eyes beneath an arch of hand, _ Or thought he saw, the speck that bare the King, Down that long water opening on the deep Somewhere far off, pass on and on, and go From less to less and vanish into light. And the new sun rose bringing the new year. THE LOTOS-EATERS. INTRODUCTIoN. THIS seem was first published in 1832. In Homer's Odyssey, ix. 82, a escription is given of Ulysses's arrival in his wanderings at the land of the Lotos-eaters: " But on the tenth day...show more

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  • Paperback | 68 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 141g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236909178
  • 9781236909176