The Sea-King; A Metrical Romance, in Six Cantos, with Notes, Historical and Illustrative

The Sea-King; A Metrical Romance, in Six Cantos, with Notes, Historical and Illustrative

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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. 1848 edition. Excerpt: ...around--" I fear in vain We hitherward have come," the maiden said; When like a spectre from th' uneven plain, Rose that old man who seemed already dead: He that so oft had haunted her in dreams. And seemed to have such dreaded influence o'er her, He who had stood beside those bloody streams, Once more appeared, and now he stood before her. XL. Her hopes were shattered! and the maid had sunk O'erwhelmed with grief, with terror and affright, But that old man approached and with a look Dissolved the clouds, that wrapt her soul in night. Surprized, the maiden gazed upon his brow, Where majesty was stamped by many a sign; His pallid face, --she could not blame it now, It beamed with joy, and seemed almost divine. Sweet reminiscences were in her breast, Of early joys, and quiet scenes of rest. XLI. And ever and anon a much loved form Would smile upon her, with benignant eye; In times of dread when fears would raise a storm, He would protect her till it wended by: Nor suffer aught to work her any harm, But from her spirit chase each new alarm. And from her bosom every rising sigh. Each childish whim, his kindness would allow, And join her pranks though care sat on his brow. And oft she wondered at his matchless power, When he raised phantoms up to please her eye; And wrought fresh wonders every changing hour, To win her love, and charm her infancy.--And oft in later life her soul would yearn To find her early friend, and love him in return. XLII. Her wishes are accomplished! for she sees In that old man the father of her race; All fears disperse, as clouds before the breeze, She knows beyond a doubt, that smiling face. How changed since last she saw him in her hall! No more that dreadful frown, that threatens death Dwells on his features, like...show more

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  • Paperback | 62 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 127g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236593049
  • 9781236593047