Prose Writings of Bayard Taylor

Prose Writings of Bayard Taylor

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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. 1862 edition. Excerpt: ... of Constantinople in the night of Bairam having spoiled us for all inferior displays.) but started at sunset, leaving the banners and trumpets behind us, for the welcome gloom and stillness of the Forest. The carriage rolled rapidly, in the soft glow of evening, over the familiar road. Past the old quarries of red sandstone, past the Mad Dog, a noted beer-locality, ' through the little village of Sundhausen, and then out on the rich, undulating plain. To the left lay the Boxberg, a low, wooded hill, where I had enjoyed family pic-nics years ago, and frightened the German children with an imitation of the cry of the American wild-cat; and far to the right, purple in the twilight, the haunted Horsel. By and bye, as the dusk fell, we reached Wahlwinkel (Election-corner), but the little one who should have sent the wife-stork a greeting, as she sat on her nest, was sound asleep. The stork looked down, and nodded, as much as to say: Ah ha Is that the little one I brought from Egypt three years ago? How she's grown And straightway, in the dusk, opened a gate into Fableland. I saw not only the Osiride pillars of rosy sandstone in the halls of Karnak, but the pass-word of that magic which unites the divided Palm and Pine, was whispered in my ear. What are you doing here? said the stork, as she clapped her bill from her nest on the chimney; I saw you once, under the palms of Luxor. The brown mare is dead, and Hassan is blind of an eye, and Teffaha, who danced by torch-light--oh, I saw it, through a hole in the temple-roof --went away long ago; but the sphinx says to me every winter, ' Have you seen him? will he come back soon?' and I answer: ' He'll come--be sure of that I saw him sitting on the...show more

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  • Paperback | 136 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 254g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236963776
  • 9781236963772