Catawba River, and Other Poems by John Steinfort Kedney

Catawba River, and Other Poems

byJohn Steinfort Kedney

Paperback | February 3, 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. 1847. Excerpt: ... LOVE AND ASTRONOMY. Scene. A garden. Ernest and Malfort. MALFORT. Come, tell the story,--let your fullness ooze. Where was it? What said you? And what the lady? Of late you've worn a covering round your heart, And poured the dolour of a scanty speech In-mine impatient bosom. ERNEST. Now, forgive me. I did but wait the calming of the storm That tossed my heart about, to hoist the sails, And glide in company with thine again. Until the bubble of suspense had burst, And all its shining hopes and darker doubts Collapsed into a drop of certainty, I could not love to speak its thousand hues. Dawned has the future on me now; and since The light illumes the dimness of the past, And all about me, hopeful, sweet, and fair, Springs up the radiant, melodious morn, Now we'll discourse of the last and brightest scene Of all my simple drama. MALFOHT. Well, proceed. I missed you and the lady yester-eve. ERNEST. We stole beyond the threshold to the sky, In cloudless azure then,--by scattered stars, And the round moon adorned. Methought the moon Seemed then like one who watched above her children With the soft splendour of her steady eye. Again,--it seemed the opening into heaven, And that the angels in their spheres of light Were thronging to that gate, to blend their looks In one full gaze, and manifest their love Unto the rapture-silenced earth. MALFORT. Well, well. ERNEST. We issued forth and moved along these paths; And all about us was in stillness steeped;. And words grew fewer as we went, and felt The eloquence of silence;--the hushed breath Of beauty in her most entrancing hour. And like repose within our hearts had been, But for a heavy thought that made them sink--A weight too great for happy utterance, That made its prison tremble when we spoke--A thought, a ho...

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Title:Catawba River, and Other PoemsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:20 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.04 inPublished:February 3, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217961150

ISBN - 13:9780217961158

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