Collected sonnets of Lloyd Mifflin

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byLloyd Mifflin

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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.1907 Excerpt: ... THE LAMENT FOR ADONIS IV Sorrow her sacred beauty now doth slay; Her cup of grief is filled unto the brim; And Cypris' loveliness is growing dim Which, while Adonis lived, knew no decay. Woe, woe for Cypris! all the mountains say; While all the oaks, from every ancient limb, Make solemn answer, Woe, ah, woe for him! And mourning fills the groves, and glooms the day. The murmurous rivers purling in the vale Moan for lorn Aphrodite as they go, And weeping too are all the mountain wells; The flowers in anguish red and redder grow, While Cytherea through the upland dells Shrills on the listening air her piteous wail. THE LAMENT FOR ADONIS v For when she saw the wound of Adon bleed,--When she who loved him knew that he had died, With her the hardest heart had mourned and sighed, The end deploring of that bloody deed: "Leave me not yet in this my bitter need!" With arms aloft, she passionately cried; "O my beloved, stay--with me abide! Lip pressed to lip! ah, hear me piteous plead! Oh, wake, Adonis, do not from me go, Kiss me again, my sweet, the final kiss, Till from thy inmost heart deep into mine--Into my very soul--thy love doth flow; Kiss me again, O best beloved, divine, That I may drain the very deeps of bliss!" J THE LAMENT FOR ADONIS VI "that kiss which thou hast left me will I prize E'en as thyself, O thou most precious thing!--Thou who must face dark Acheron's hateful king In realms Plutonian, far from mortal skies. Wretched, forlorn, what means can I devise, Being a goddess,--ah, the cruel sting!--To follow thee and to thy side to cling Where streams Lethean greet the wondering eyes? Take him, my lover, O Persephone, For thou, alas, art stronger far than I, And all of beauty drifts at last to thee!--Take thou my lord, who, fading, here doth lie;--Lo, ...

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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.1907 Excerpt: ... THE LAMENT FOR ADONIS IV Sorrow her sacred beauty now doth slay; Her cup of grief is filled unto the brim; And Cypris' lovelines...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:60 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.12 inPublished:February 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217460127

ISBN - 13:9780217460125

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