A Selection from the Poems

A Selection from the 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. 1872 edition. Excerpt: ...his mild and gentle ghost Wailing for the faith he kindled. Look again! the flames almost To a glow-worm's lamp have dwindled: The survivors round the embers Gather in dread. JOY, joy. ivy! Past ages crowd on thee, but each one remembers; And the future is dark, and the present is spread Like a pillow of thorns for thy slumberless head! SEMICHORUS I. Drops of bloody agony flow From his white and quivering brow. Grant a little respite now. See! a disenchanted nation Springs like day from desolation; To Truth its state is dedicate, And Freedom leads it forth, her mate; A legioned band of linked brothers, Whom Love calls children SEMICHORUS II. 'T is another's! See how kindred murder kin! 'Tis the vintage-time for Death and Sin. Blood, like new wine, bubbles within: Till despair smothers The struggling world, which slaves and tyrants win. i All Me FURIES 1/anirfi, excqpt aux, lone. Hark, sister! what a low yet dreadful groan, Quite unsuppressed, is tearing up the heart Of the good Titan, as storms tear the deep, And beasts hear the sea moan in inland caves. Darest thou observe how the fiends torture him? Pant/ml. Alas! I looked forth twice, but will no more. lone. What didst thou see? Panthea. A woful sight: a youth With patient looks nailed to a crucifix. lone. What next? Panthea. The heaven around, the earth below, Was peopled with thick shapes of human death, All horrible, and wrought by human hands: And some appeared the work of human hearts, For men were slowly killed by frowns and smiles. And other sights too foul to speak and live Were wandering by. Let us not tempt worse fear By looking forth: those groans are grief enough. Fury. Behold an emblem: those who do endure Deep wrongs for man, and scorn, and chains, ...
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  • Paperback | 114 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 218g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236838343
  • 9781236838346