Cuba; And Other Verse by Robert Rutland MannersCuba; And Other Verse by Robert Rutland Manners

Cuba; And Other Verse

byRobert Rutland Manners

Paperback | February 8, 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.1898 Excerpt: ... The Indies1 seas--resplendent, sapphire-bright; The coral lands where Nature ever smiles, Where summer reigns, throned on a thousand isles, Crowned as befits the queen of life and light. The tropic sun--a fire which knows no wane, Uplifting life in opulence sublime, In endless wealth; the eminent domain Of life spontaneous from creation's prime! Clad in rich tints or robed in fiery hues Its myriad forms in plant, in fruit, and flower; Munificence supreme; supremest power Revealed in never-wearying love profuse. The sum unspeakable, and soul and sense Gaze wonder-bound before Omnipotence! As neighboring trees all blossom-laden rest 'Mid the rose-haze of summer's sultry day, So lie those isles upon the sun-flushed breast Of southern seas where spicy breezes play. Balmful those winds with fragrant sweets imbued, Culled from unnumbered fruits and floral blooms, Profusely rich, which scatter their perfumes Upon the air--o'erfilled to lassitude. Unceasingly amid the island shades Pours the glad music of the plumaged throng, Most joyous heard 'mid the secluded glades Of the wild-wood, where they betimes prolong Into the silence of the night their song. Entrancing scenes of artless luxury! Where bounteous nature has profusely shed Her rarest gifts, nor deem on earth can be Scenes where her beauties are more richly spread. Yet, 'mid those scenes, in sullen grandeur rise Mountainous steeps, wild-cragged, their forms sear-browned, Which boldly reach majestic toward the skies, Their towering crests with dark-plumed pines en-crowned! Upon their heights the island mountaineer,--In view the waters of th' encircling sea,--Makes his abode; his joy their crags to dare; Nor deems he else an equal luxury, Though 'neath his feet unfading shades abound, And fruits delicious frei...

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Title:Cuba; And Other VerseFormat:PaperbackDimensions:30 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.06 inPublished:February 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217928013

ISBN - 13:9780217928014

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