Works Volume 1

Works Volume 1

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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. 1821 edition. Excerpt: ...But once cut off--the remnant of his band - Embark their wealth, and seek a safer strand. - - Gulnare!--if for each drop of blood a gem M Were offered rich as Slamboul's diademj - If for each hair of his a massy mine - Of virgin ore should supplicating shine; - If all our arab tales divulge or dream - Of wealth were here--that gold should not redeem! H It had not now redeemed a single hour--- But th-'it I know him fettered, in my power; 0 And, thirsting for revenge, 1 ponder still - On pangs that longest rack, and latest kill. - - Nay, Seyd!--I seek not to restrain thy rage, - Too justly moved for mercy to assuage; - My thoughts were only to secure for thee - His riches--thus released, he were not free: i Disabled, shorn of half his might and band, - His capture could but wait thy first command." - His capture could!--and shall I then resign - One day to him--the wretch already mine? - Release my foe!--at whose remonstrance?--thine! - Fair suitor!--to thy virtuous gratitude, - That thus repays this Giaour's relenting mood, - Which thee and thine alone of all could spare, ii No doubt--regardless if the prize were fair, - My thanks and praise alike are due--'now hear I - I have a counsel for thy gentler ear: - I do mistrust thee, woman! and each woroT - Of thine stamps truth on all Suspicion heard. - Borne in his arms through fire from yon Serai--- Say, wert thou lingering there with him to fly? - Thou need'st not answer--thy confession speaks, - Already reddening on thy guilty cheeks; - Then, lovely dame, bethink thee! and beware: - 'Tis not his life alone may claim such care! -...show more

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  • Paperback | 62 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 127g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236504968
  • 9781236504968