Select Works; Lord Byron's Romances and Tales

Select Works; Lord Byron's Romances and Tales : Childe Harold's Pilgrimage, the Giaour, the Bride of Abydos, the Corsair, Lara, the Siege of Corinth, P

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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. 1832 edition. Excerpt: ...which could befall, He stood a stranger in this breathing world, An erring spirit from another hurl'd; A thing of dark imaginings, that shaped By choice the perils he by chance escaped; But 'scaped in vain, for in their memory yet His mind would half exult and half regret: With more capacity for love than earth Bestows on most of mortal mould and birth, ' His early dreams of good outstripp'd the truth, And troubled manhood follow'd baffled youth;. With thought of years in phantom-chase m.i_spent, nwf)/surf And wasted powers for better purpose lent; And fiery passions that had pour'd their wrath ' ln hurried desolation o'er his path, And left the better feelings all at strife In wild reflection o'er his storniy life But haughty still, and 1oth himself to blame, --He call'd on Nature's self to share the shame, And charged all faults upon the fleshly form She gave to clog the soul, and feast the worm; 'Till he at last confounded good and ill, And half mistook for fate the acts of will: Too high for common selfishness, he could At times resign his own for others' good, But not in pity, not because he ought, But in some strange perversity of thought, That sway'd him onwards with a secret pride Tmdo what few or none would do beside; And this same impulse would, in tempting time, Mislead his spirit equally to crime; So much he soar'd beyond, or sunk beneath The men with whom he felt condemn'd to breathe, And long'd by good or ill to separate Himself from all who shared his mortal state; His mind ahhorring this had fix'd her throne Far from the world, in regions of her own: Thus coldly passing all that pass'd below, His blood in temperate.show more

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  • Paperback | 170 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 313g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123682721X
  • 9781236827210