Poetry of Thomas Moore

Poetry of Thomas Moore

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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. 1903 edition. Excerpt: ...than that Pour from the kingdoms of the Caliphat. First, in the van, the People of the Rock, On their light mountain steeds, of royal stock: Then, chieftains of DAMASCUS, proud to see The flashing of their swords' rich marquetry;--Men, from the regions near the Volga's mouth, Mixed with the rude, black archers of the South; And Indian lancers, in white-turbaned ranks, From the far SiNDE, or Attock's sacred banks, With dusky legions from the Land of Myrrh, And many a mace-armed Moor and Mid-sea islander. Nor less in number, though more new and rude In warfare's school, was the vast multitude That, fired by zeal, or by oppression wronged, Round the white standard of the impostor thronged. Beside his thousands of Believers--blind, Burning and headlong as the Samiel wind--Many who felt, and more who feared to feel The bloody Islamite's converting steel Flocked to his banner;--Chiefs of th' UZBEK race, Waving their heron crests with martial grace; Turkomans, countless as their flocks, led forth From th' aromatic pastures of the North; Wild Avarriors of the turquoise hills, --and those Who dwell beyond the everlasting snows Of HINDOO KOSH, in stormy freedom bred, Their fort the rock, their camp the torrent's bed. But none, of all who owned the Chiefs command, THE VEILED PROPHET OF KHORASSAN 121 Rushed to that battle-field with bolder hand, Or sterner hate, than Iran's outlawed men, Her Worshippers of Fire--all panting then For vengeance on the accursed Saracen; Vengeance at last for their dear country spurned, Her throne usurped, and her bright shrines o'erturned. From Yezd's eternal Mansion of the Fire, Where aged saints in dreams of Heaven expire: From Badku, and those fountains of blue flame That burn into the Caspian, fierce they came, Careless for...show more

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  • Paperback | 48 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 104g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236659589
  • 9781236659583