The Son of the Wilderness; A Dramatic Poem. Tr. from the Germ. of Friedrich Halm, by W.H. Charlton

The Son of the Wilderness; A Dramatic Poem. Tr. from the Germ. of Friedrich Halm, by W.H. Charlton

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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. 1847 edition. Excerpt: ...is't keeps me back?--Am I Not then her lord?--And is she not my slave?--Her flashing eyes are bent on me in wrath; I ne'er have been in fear of aught;--but now 'Tis fear, it seems, that makes my eyes shrink from her. Parthenia. Ah me! Unhappy! Ingomar. How unhappy?--What, I've frighted thee indeed!--I was too hasty! But hasty is my temper, and my ways Are rough--and love Parthenia. Love! That was never love! I ne'er loved aught, save those who gave me birth; And had I e'er the thought, like other maidens, For love to turn a stranger to my home, Then did I deem, that a true loving heart Must with a gentle, modest, tender striving, Half draw me to it, half give me itself; Its own high worth it must in me respect, Glad to receive, unwilling to demand; It must desire to shield, to guide, to bear me--But wherefore do I waste my words on thee! ( Going). Ingomar (stepping before her). Stay! stay! I say! Dost thou not deem me worth Thy words? Dost thou not know what man I am? A mighty chief am I--through all the mountains Sounds far and wide my gallant deeds' renown; I am thy lord, and thy lord's favour sure Must be to thee an honour--so, bethink thee, What I am--what thou art! Parthenia. What I am?--I! I am Parthenia--true, but Myron's child, The armourer's--but yet I am a Greek, Massilia's freeborn daughter. I was reared In the pure worship of benignant gods, Nurst at the mother's breast of gentle customs, Cradled i'thc arms of beauty and of order; But thou--thou art the son of the rude forest, Reared 'mid the beasts that haunt the wilderness; And wert thou even the noblest of thy race, To us thou'rt a Barbarian--a land-spoiler, A cattle-stealer; and know this--with us Thieves are scourged forth, and robbers crucified! Ingomar. Audacious girl!...show more

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  • Paperback | 34 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236549902
  • 9781236549907