Selections from Standard Authors; For School and College

Selections from Standard Authors; For School and College

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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. 1907 edition. Excerpt: ...the goblet of gold! And he comes with the crowd in their clamor and glee, And the goblet his daring has won from the water He lifts to the king as he sinks on his knee; And the king from her maidens has beckoned his daughter, And he bade her the wine to his cup-bearer bring, And thus spake the Diver--" Long life to the king!" On the youth gazed the monarch, and marvelled: --quoth he, " Bold Diver, the goblet I promised is thine, And this ring will I give, a fresh guerdon to thee, --Never jewels more precious shone tip from the mine, --If thou'lt bring me fresh tidings, and venture again, To say what lies hid in the innermost main! " Then outspake the daughter in tender emotion, " Ah! father, my father, what more can there rest? Enough of this sport with the pitiless ocean; He has served thee as none would, thyself hast confest. If nothing can slake thy wild thirst of desire, Be your knights not at least put to shame by the squire I" The king seized the goblet--he swung it on high, And whirling, it fell in the roar of the tide1; " But bring back that goblet again to my eye, And I'll hold thee the dearest that rides by my side, And thine arms shall embrace as thy bride, I decree, The maiden whose pity now pleadeth for thee." In his heart, as he listened, there leaped the wild joy, And the hope and the love through bis eyes spoke in fire On that bloom, on that blush, gazed delighted the boy; The maiden she faints at the feet of her sire! Here the guerdon divine, there the danger beneath; He resolves!--to the strife with the life and the death! They hear the loud surges sweep back in their swell; Their coming the thunder-sound heralds along! Fond e3'es yet are tracking the spot where he fell--They come, the wild waters, in tumult and throng, Rearing more

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  • Paperback | 64 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 132g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123666261X
  • 9781236662613