Poems and Idylls

Poems and Idylls

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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. 1882 edition. Excerpt: ...for thou didst raise My thoughts to these bright scenes at first, When from thy lips I heard the praise Of those lone hills in music burst. I now with greater joy should see These lovely scenes, wert thou with me. TO MY WIFE, FROM ITALY. 95 Italia! land of Song, Art, Fame, I hail thee, lovely as thou art, The very mention of thy name With sacred rapture fills the heart! Thy Poets' sad, but glorious, shades Seem now to watch thy doubtful fate, Thy Painters' speaking canvas fades From walls where age and ruin wait. All these with more observant eye Should I behold if thou wert nigh. Beneath the shade of Milan's dome I stood, in awe and wonderment, As visons past, and things to come, Before my soul's eye came and went; Here Virgil read--here Ambrose preached, And here Augustine heard the word Which to his inmost conscience reached--The Holy Spirit's two-edged sword--If thou wert near, ah, then should I More glory in each scene descry. By Como's lake, by day and night, I walked where Pliny walked before, And near to Somma, which, in flight, Bold Scipio's legions dyed with gore. 96 TO MY WIFE, FROM ITALY. And in the calm and pale moonlight By Maggiore's banks I strayed, Where fire-flies gleam in bowers at night, In groves whose glories never fade. But all would brighter, lovelier be, Wert thou, my love, my wife, with me. Pallanza, Lago Maggiore, July 30, 1875. TO EVELYN. JET 8. Our maiden meek, With violet eyes And rosy cheek, And brow as bright As lily white 'Neath summer skies. Bright be thy life, Without a spot Of sin or strife, And wealth of love From heaven above Be all thy lot. Be thy soul pure And innocent 1 All things endure In holy trust, As children must, By parents sent. A happy child Be thou alway, Loving and mild To all who come, Or near...show more

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  • Paperback | 34 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236565215
  • 9781236565211