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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. 1900 edition. Excerpt: ...Nec genetrix natae dulce levamen adest. Unicus hesterna fiores sub luce nivales Carpsi ego fraterna, munus inane, manu. Cur mihi dilectam properas, Mors atra, sororem Furari? recte nomen 'Atrocis' habes. Uno namque duos ictu manus ista peremit, --Vivere compulso fratre, sorore mori. DEATH AS A FRIEND. Come lovely and soothing death, Undulate round the world, serenely arriving, arriving, In the day, in the night, to all, to each, Sooner or later delicate death. Prais'd be the fathomless universe, For life and joy, and for objects and knowledge curious, And for love, sweet love--but praise! praise! praise! For the sure-entwining arms of cool-enfolding death. Dark mother always gliding near with soft feet, Have none chanted for thee a chant of fullest welcome? Then I chant it for thee, I glorify thee above all, I bring thee a song that when thou must indeed come, come unfalteringly. Approach strong deliveress, When it is so, when thou hast taken them I joyously sing the dead, .... Laved in the flood of thy bliss, O death. Walt Whitman. DULCIS ET ALTA QUIES. Huc, Mors, verte gradus, pulchra, volubiles, Tormentumque adhibe lene petentibus, ' Seu noctis tibi gratum Tempus, sive placet dies. Te cuncti precibus serius ocius Turbati placidam te petimus ducem, Amplexuque foveri Molli quisque cupit tuo. Qui mundum imperio dirigit arduum Et vitam dedit et gaudia gentibus, Qui miracula rerum Scrutari sinit, ac frui Gratis praecipue donat amoribus, Laudandum celebro. Sed ter et amplius Te, Mors, ambitiosis Laudo, frigida, brachiis. Salveto! neque enim mater abes procul Unquam, sed teneris, nubila, gressibus Fallis praeter euntes Indictae dea gloriae. Ergo te cupidis carminibus fero Dilectam ante alias plenius hospitas, Eeginamque saluto Multa laetus adorea. Unumshow more

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  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 77g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236632141
  • 9781236632142