Alma Mater;  And Other Poems: and Other Poems (1881) by William RichardsonAlma Mater;  And Other Poems: and Other Poems (1881) by William Richardson

Alma Mater; And Other Poems: and Other Poems (1881)

byWilliam Richardson

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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. 1881 Excerpt: ...bound, knight," they at him enquired; And he answered them "Yes." And they looked satisfied, Until one spoke sadly, and told their distress: "How that their poor beasts from exhaustion had died," And if he would aid them him Allah would bless." Then he took out his purse and gave them fair share, And went on his way with a still lighter care. Not far had he gone till out on him sprang From a wood by the wayside pleasant to sight, And quick gripped him tight, a thievish gang, And robbed and ill-used him with brutal might. Stripped and bereft of all he possessed, With no succour near that he could receive, All lonely he lay and sorely distressed, And as he was left when the robbers took leave: His wounds bleeding fresh and his senses nigh gone, And moaning from pain with many a groan. Soon a Sheikh came by and he said let him lie Till El Kuds I reach and assistance procure; But when he got there he forgot still to try; No more of the poor knight he thought, it was sure. Next a Dervish rode past on his fat-looking ass, And at the poor knight cast a lingering glance; And quietly exclaimed, he is one of that class Who by their own deeds bring ill not by chance; Then stroked his long beard and talked to his beast In a half gentle tone, with the air of a priest. Next a Musrid or Levite, an expounder of law, Came riding his good horse, and nearer and near, Where the poor knight lay, though him he ne'er saw; For he took to the far side, as moans fell on his ear, And passed on his way revolving in mind Whoe'er he may be, he's no neighbour of mine, To whom my heart yearns and ever is kind, For such is the law, and the law is divine. Some one may assist him who will surely pass by, Of his own kind and class, far better than I. At last ther...
Title:Alma Mater; And Other Poems: and Other Poems (1881)Format:PaperbackDimensions:58 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.12 inPublished:May 18, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217677908

ISBN - 13:9780217677905