Oracles from the Poets; A Fanciful Diversion for the Drawing Room

Oracles from the Poets; A Fanciful Diversion for the Drawing Room

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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. 1852 edition. Excerpt: ... as they fly, Cool zephyrs, through the clear blue sky, Their gather'd fragrance fling. Gray. 43. When golden Autumn from her open lap The fragrant bounty showers. Somekviixe--The Chace. 44. Dark Winter is a happy time: God gives the earth repose, and earth bids man Wipe his hot brow; the poet pours his rhyme, And mirth awakes. Allan Cunningham. 45. When Spring-tide approaches; Leaf by leaf is developed, and warm'd by the radiant sunshine, Blushes with purple and gold, till at last the perfected blossom Opens its odorous chalice, and rocks with its crown to the breeze. Longfellow. 46. The first day of May, When the sun is rejoicing alone in heaven, The clouds have all hurried away. Down in the meadow the blossoms are waking, Light on their twigs the young leaves are shaking, Round the warm knolls the lambs are a-leaping, The colt from his fold o'er the pasture is sweeping, And on the bright lake, The little waves break, For there the cool west is at play. J. G. Percival. 47. The desolate and dying year, Yet lovely in its lifelessness, As beauty stretch'd upon the bier, In death's clay-cold and dark caress; There's loveliness in its decay, Which breathes, which lingers on it still. J. 6. Brooks. 48. Pale, rugged Winter, bending o'er his tread, His eyes a dusky light, congeal'd and dead, His robe a tinge of bright ethereal blue. Chatterton. 49. The uncertain glory of an April day, Which now shows all the beauty of the skies, And by and by a cloud takes all away. Two Gentlemen of Verona. 50. When the sun More darkly tinges Spring's fair brow, And laughing fields have just begun The Summer's golden hues to show; Earth still with flowers is richly dight, And the last rose in gardens bides to glow. 51. The pryde, the manhode of the yeare, When eke the...show more

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  • Paperback | 38 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 86g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236621409
  • 9781236621405