Babbicombe, Or Visions Of Memory; With Other Poems by Matthew BridgesBabbicombe, Or Visions Of Memory; With Other Poems by Matthew Bridges

Babbicombe, Or Visions Of Memory; With Other Poems

byMatthew Bridges

Paperback | February 9, 2012

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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.1842 Excerpt: ... XXX. LVIII. Now after Samuel the Seer was dead, The Philistines had gathered all their forces To fight with Israel; who, with Saul their head, Encamped in trepidation at the sources Of the fair fountains in Jezreel,--which spread Through mount Gilboa, their meandering courses: There when the hebrew king beheld assembled His adversaries' power, he greatly trembled:--LIX. And when, enquiring upon every hand, He found no answer sent him from the Lord,--He asked his servants,--' Is there in the land 'A woman yet remaining, at whose word, 'Through her Familiar, we may understand 'Whether or no a victory waits our sword?'--'One still exists in Endor,'--they replied; 'Then come to me at dead of night,'--he sighed J LX. The sun had sunk into the western ocean Whose deep still waters, tinged with purple, lay Just like a sleeping infant, without motion, Or only such, as when there oft will play A passing smile of pleasure, or devotion, O'er its sweet countenance:--like one vast bay The boundless prospect blended in the view With heaven's fair roof serene of brightening blue,--LXI. Now graced with living sapphires,--as they seemed To sail the calm abyss,--or lost behind The clouds, that looked like islands, whence they beamed Dim through their fleecy skirts,--and then declined: When lo! the moon arose,--whose radiance streamed From her fair orb, as from a seraph's mind: Her silver light had glanced on sheets of water,--But, in a moment, from the opposite quarter LXII. There moved a silent clound, like a man's hand, Ascending gradually,--but swelling fast; Toward east and west soon hastening to expand, With lowering aspect, until it had past Upward;--though on the sea it took its stand Gigantic,--pregnant with typhonian blast; And only pausing for the appointed hour...
Title:Babbicombe, Or Visions Of Memory; With Other PoemsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:48 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.1 inPublished:February 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217687229

ISBN - 13:9780217687225