The Poetical Works of Thomas Moore, Ed. with a Memoir by W.M. Rossetti

The Poetical Works of Thomas Moore, Ed. with a Memoir by W.M. Rossetti

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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: ... still, each little grace to mould, Around my form thine eyes are shed, Arranging every snowy fold, And guiding every mazy tread! And when I lead the hymning choir, Thy spirit still, unseen and free, Hovers between my lip and lyre, And weds them into harmony! Flow, Plistus, flow; thy murmuring wave Shall never drop its silvery tear Upon so pure, so blest a grave. To memory so divinely dear. The laurel, for the common uses of the temple, for adorning the altars and sweeping the pavement, was supplied by a tree near the fountain of Castalia; but upon all important occasions they sent to Tempe for their laurel. We find in Pausanias that this valley supplied the branches of which the temple w: is originally constructed: and Plutarch says, in his Dialogue on Music, "The youth who brings the Tempic laurel to Delphi is always attended by a player on the flute." f RINGS AND SEALS. "fiffirfp ffcppayiSes ra cfnXtniara. Achilles Tatius, lib. ii. "Go!" said the angry, weeping maid, "The charm is broken!--once betrayed, Oh! never can my heart rely On word or look, on oath or sigh. Take back the gifts, so sweetly given, With promised faith and vows to heaven; That little ring which, night and morn, With wedded truth my hand hath worn; That seal, which oft in moments blest, Tliou hast upon my lip impressed, And sworn its dewy spring should be A fountain sealed for only thee! Take, take them back, the gift and vow, All sullied, lost, and hateful now!" I took the ring--the seal I took, While oh! her every tear and look Were such as angels look and shed, When man is by the world misled! Gently I whispered, "Fanny, dear! Not half thy lover's gifts are here: Say, where are all the seals he gave To every ringlet's jetty wave, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 246 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 13mm | 445g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236525752
  • 9781236525758