A Modern Faust and Other Poems

Paperback | January 31, 2012

byRoden Noel

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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. 1888. Excerpt: ... And now I hear the chuckling hiss, 'This is their first communion--this! See the pretty white young faces! These the All-Father's fond embraces! Will you arraign mankind if these succumb, Or old Dame Nature, who is blind and dumb?... Visit again with me the London garret! Two parents, and five children have to share it: Virtue, shame, modesty, may seldom come To those who litter in this pleasant home; But slow starvation always; trade is dull; Work hard to find; live skeleton and skull, With sallow skin stretched over, youth is here; Old sacks for bedding, and how soon the bier! One friend insidious in the squalid stye, Leers--the gin-flask! What other friend is nigh? But if to alleviate their want you fret, Be sure grim Doom will circumvent you yet! Or come and note small children at the show, Who watch intent the mummers to and fro!... "Fire! fire!" we yell! See, see how panic flies, Until the ways are choked with mad atrocities, Well-nigh more murderous even than the human, Almost too cynical for very man or woman! Heaped and piled, With agonies contorted wild, Of many an innocent little child!' Then did they show me other dreadful scenes--The dull blind tyrant, with his myrmidons, Who stalks, and slays his nobler brother beast, Warning off man, child, woman, blest with vision, From God's fair mountainside, His gift to all. Let him beware! red Revolution waits! Ah! fertile lands depopulate for game, The charred and ruined hamlet on the waste J Where once throve happy families there skulks Tyrannous Murder's blackened face; there struts Decorous Infamy, close-masked in Law, The gentleman evictor, who evicts The dying babe, and its heart-broken mother, With choked sob praying shelter for her child I He spurns her, fires the sheltering hut; they wander, A...

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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. 1888. Excerpt: ... And now I hear the chuckling hiss, 'This is their first communion--this! See the pretty white young faces! These the All-Fathe...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:30 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.06 inPublished:January 31, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217673015

ISBN - 13:9780217673013

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