The Poetical Works of Thomas Lovell Beddoes

The Poetical Works of Thomas Lovell Beddoes

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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. 1890 edition. Excerpt: ...To sink beneath me. O ye dead, come near; Why see I you not yet? Come, crowd about me; Under the arch of this triumphal hour, Welcome me; I am one of you, and one That, out of love for you, have forced the doors Of the stale world. Enter Adalmar. Adalm. I'm wearied to the core; where's Amala? Ha! Near her chambers! Who? Athulf. Ask that to-morrow Of the marble, Adalmar. Come hither to me. We must be friends: I'm dying. Adalm. How? Athulf. The cup, I've drank myself immortal. Adalm. You are poisoned? Athulf. I am blessed, Adalmar. I've done't myself. 'Tis nearly passed, for I begin to hear Strange but sweet sounds, and the loud rocky dashing Of waves, where time into Eternity Falls over ruined worlds. The wind is fair, The boat is in the bay, And the fair mermaid pilot calls away. Adalm. Self poisoned? Athulf. Ay: a philosophic deed. Go and be happy. Adalm. God! What hast thou done? Athulf. Justice upon myself. Adalm. No. Thou hast stolen The right of the deserving good old man To rest, his cheerful labour being done. Thou hast been wicked; caused much misery; Dishonoured maidens; broken fathers' hearts; Maddened some; made others wicked as thyself; And darest thou die, leaving a world behind thee That groans of thee to heaven? Athulf. If I thought so Terrible would it be: then I've both killed And damned myself. There's justice! Adalm. Thou should'st have lived; Devoting every minute to the work Of useful, penitent amendment: then, After long years, you might have knelt to Fate, And ta'en her blow not fearing. Wretch, thou diest not, But goest living into hell. Athulf. It is too true: I am deserted by those turbulent joys. The fiend had made me death-drunk. Here I'll lie, And die most wretchedly, accursed, unpitied Of all, most hated by myself. more

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  • Paperback | 82 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 163g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236598881
  • 9781236598882