The Poetical Works of Mary Howitt, Eliza Cook, and L.E.L

The Poetical Works of Mary Howitt, Eliza Cook, and L.E.L

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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. 1854 edition. Excerpt: ... all strong and wild, Is growing quiet and meek; All fire is hid 'neath bis heavy lid, The lashes yearn to the cheek. He roves no more in gamesome glee, But hangs his weary head, And loiters beside the mother's knee To ask his lowly bed. The butterflies fold their wings of gold, The dew falls chill in the bower.-The cattle wait at the kineyard gate; The bee hath forsaken the flower; The roar of the city is dying fast, Its tongues no longer thrill; The hurrying tread is faint at last, The artizan's hammer is stilL Night steals apace. She rules supreme; A hallowed calm is shed: No footstep breaks, no whisper wakes--'Tis the silence of the dead. The hollow bay of a distant dog Bids drowsy Echo start; The chiming hour from an old churcn tower Strikes fearfully on the heart All spirits are bound in slumber sound, Save those o'er a death-bed weeping; Or the soldier one that paces alone, His guard by the watch-fire keeping. With ebon wand and sable robe, How beautiful, Night, art thou! Serenely set on a throne of jet, With stars about thy brow! Thou com'st to dry the mourner's eye, That, wakeful, is ever dim; To hush for awhile the grieving sigh, And give strength to the wearied limb. Hail to thy sceptre, Ethiop queen! Fair mercy marks thy reign; For the care-worn breast may take its rest, And the slave forget his chain. AWAY FROM THE REVEL. Away from the revel! the night-star is up; Away, come away, there is strife in the cup! There is shouting of song, there is wine in the bowl; But listen and drink, they will madden thy soul! The foam of the goblet is sparkling and bright, Rising like gems in the torches' red light; But the glance of thine eye, if it lingers there, Will change its mild beam for the maniac's glare. The pearl-studded chalice, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 106 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 204g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236495209
  • 9781236495204