Raygarth's Gladys, and Other Poems

Raygarth's Gladys, and Other Poems

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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. 1888 edition. Excerpt: ...Then or he had rung A warning, I, a poniard to his heart Had plunged: then clutched his mask; too late! Hell! 'Twas my brother! and his eye did dart A glance, but one, of Love importunate! But that thy face had stilled mine agony, All had been lost. But, stooping as a glaze, Death's pitying film, stole out to seal his eye, I knelt and kissed him and in earth-lost daze He breathed in lost boy-tones "Gonsalvo! " and did die. Bianca! Thine arm slew my dearest kin. I am his blood-avenger: Heal the feud! Between thy pure-poised breasts lurks deadly sin: Thy soft-flaked hand with blood of mine's embrued! How did I shrive thee? Bear thee fainting on, With thews of primal madness burst the bars; And with a heart convulsed, with THEE alone, Shorn of all else stand 'neath Night's Bow of stars? What season sped of suffering and of shame, To hide and feed thee and full-orb thy breast! Then with a pent-up Love to thee I came, And would have wedded. In Seclusion's nest Soft with devotion's warmth have kept thy charms, With Faith encinctured and true Nuptial arms! Would'st thou repulse me? Offer Friendship's meed, Or pace in cloistral maidhood for my sake? Away such husks of boons: Thy heart I need, I swear by all the oaths that truth can take, Nor founts but thine shall e'er my passion slake! Nor words of compromise, nor pity's dole, But marriage bands and bonds link soul to soul. BIANCA'S ANSWER. Listen, Gonsalvo! List! Bianca pleads! Dear one! Delivered from the nether death! Shrined in heart's pyx shall aye abide thy deeds, As feats of Seraph writ by holy breath. But for thy pity shudderingly I feel In travail an Eternity--entombed Life's ken beyond or...show more

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  • Paperback | 42 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236837827
  • 9781236837820