Cassia; And Other Verse

Paperback | October 12, 2012

byEdith Matilda Thomas

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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. 1904 edition. Excerpt: ... I Nearer the dark ships draw together, like birds of prey, Nearer and nearer we circle and wheel, ere we close for the fray! They should be friends, who shall meet on the desolate waste of the deep--Friends! from the throats of our giant guns our welcome shall leap, Yours be not slow to reply; and, at length, we shall understand! (Hush, sprinkle the deck with sand!) II How fair is the dawn of the day, how calm is the measureless sea! Is there anywhere token of pity or foresight of horror to-be? Soon, on the flash, shall follow the thunder's reverberant tread, Soon, ah, how soon, my comrades, the crest of the wave shall blush red! But we--we are trimmed for the fight, and ready we wait the command! (Hush, sprinkle the deck with sand!) Here, when we fall, O my comrades, under the shattering fire, Here on no tender sward the flickering life shall expire; Here shall no soothing murmur from forest or farmland be borne, Speeding the soul with a dream out of Childhood dreaming at morn; But afar we shall die from the mothering Earth and our own native Land. (Hush, sprinkle the deck with sand!) IV Lest in the welter of blood one should fall on the slippery floor, The avid dust shall drink the costly libation we pour! Is it dust from the shores of home?--we will slake its thirst with a will; Each drop as it mingles therewith shall be conscious of fealty still! Sworn were we ever to this--now the hour and the test are at hand! (Sol sprinkle the deck with sand I) THE BRONZES OF EPIRUS Wherefore, Athena, with the brows severe, Wherefore forever lackest thou the spear? O sacred Zeus, thy sceptre--vanished where, Where, Delphic One, thy bow high-poised in air? With scornful lip the Bronzes seemed to speak: "And ask ye this, of us? Those soldiers...

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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. 1904 edition. Excerpt: ... I Nearer the dark ships draw together, like birds of prey, Nearer and nearer we circle and wheel, ere we close...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:22 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.05 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217824129

ISBN - 13:9780217824125

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