Poet Lore Volume 19, No. 3

Poet Lore Volume 19, No. 3

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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. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ...play to kiss the hand he extends to bless them. Reverend walked he among them; and up rose matrons and maidens, Hailing his slow approach with words of affectionate welcome.' Compare 'Children of the Lord's Supper' 'The church of the village Gleaming stood in the morning's sheen. On the spire of the belfry, Decked with a brazen cock, the friendly flames of the Spring-sun Glanced like tongues of fire, beheld by Apostles aforetime. Lo! there entered then into the church the Reverend Teacher. Friendly he was to behold, and glad as the heralding angel Walked he among the crowds, but still a contemplative grandeur Lay on his forehead as clear as on moss-covered gravestone a sun-beam. All the congregation arose in the pews that were numbered. But with a cordial look to the right and the left hand, the old man Nodding all hail and peace disappeared in the innermost chancel." Closing lines: 'Up rose the children all and each bowed him, weeping full sorely, Downward to kiss that reverend hand.' In the above excerpts the following correspondences of thought should be noticed: (i) the symbolical reference to the ' summer evenings ' and the 'spring morning, ' the one to suggest peace and contentment, the other to remind of youthfulness and joy; (2) the mention of the sun's reflection on the ' vanes ' and on the ' brazen cock, ' for the purpose of giving vividness to the scene; (3) the introduction of the minister as moving along while the people arise at his approach; (4) the cordial relations between pastor and parishioners, as indicated by their friendly exchange of greetings; (5) the act of the children kissing their pastor's hand as a particular mark of love and respect. The gentle and cordial attitude of the minister in the preceding...show more

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  • Paperback | 54 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 113g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236777034
  • 9781236777034