A Soul's Comedy

Paperback | October 12, 2012

byArthur Edward Waite

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1887 edition. Excerpt: ...divine! 1 see thee standing, and thy radiant face Smiles down on me through all the gathering gloom: I cannot look at thee, I yearn and stretch Mine eager hands to reach thine own in vain--Gulfs are between us, the eternal sea, The aching void, the infinite abyss, Which none may cross! Gentle and kind and true, Son of the Morning, star of light and joy, How fares it with thee in thy Home of Rest? I see thee in the sunset, and thine eyes In every star, and in the rosy morn Thy maiden blushes; where thou art is beauty, And wheresoe'er is beauty there art thou! When my soul cleansed shall shine with noble deeds, As thou with thy virginity unstain'd, I shall be with thee in thy glory bright; Till then be thou beside me in my dreams, Till then when dream and waking shall be one, Thou always, day and night! Glanvil. The night is cold, And fallen long. Shall we go forward still? Or take this steep descent to the sea-beach? Or shall we hasten to the town and find Some lonely inn whose windows on the deep Look forth? Jasper. Turn back, and we shall reach in time The town, wherein my lodging is at hand, tf And one friend with me there will welcome both, And a bright hearth will cheer us. Glanvil. Who is this That walks beside me? Do not start and turn Towards my right hand,some gaunt and homelessghost Expecting! Who is this, whose arm I hold, Whose eyes the line of light in yonder town Has fix'd, whose body for a moment shields My own from salt sea-wind? I ask it, speak! Is it thou, Jasper? Jasper. Dost thou doubt it? Glanvil. Nay! But this I seek--whether the house of flesh, Familiar once, each moment now revealing Old outlines half-forgotten, holds the same Blithe spirit, the same nature bright and high, The same most fearless, fond, and faithful...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1887 edition. Excerpt: ...divine! 1 see thee standing, and thy radiant face Smiles down on me through all the gathering gloom: I cannot l...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:78 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.16 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217905293

ISBN - 13:9780217905299

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