Devices and desires

Paperback | February 8, 2012

byFrancis Charles Macdonald

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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.1922 Excerpt: ... Elemental Of moist and dry, of hot and cold, Lo, Thou hast made us in Thy mould: As Thou hast willed it, we must live; As Thou gavest us, so we give. Thus, hot and cold, we turn to Thee With question of infinity: But, measuring stars from zone to zone, Are nothing nearer to Thy throne. Thus, moist and dry, we ponder here, Computing hours from year to year; But, reaching Time's extreme degree, Add nothing to eternity. Though Thou the weight of Time withhold, Eternity has made us old: Though Thou hast given us vision, we Grow blind before infinity. Of hot and cold, of moist and dry, Thou hast devised us, and we die: Darkly we hope that this our breath Is not the whole of Life and Death! The Nightmare I went alone through lands unknown, Companionless, and overhead Were sallow skies, all tempest-blown, While in the fields the corn lay dead.. The grain lay dead, but growing still In beauty and grace... I cannot say How it might be, such marvels fill My memories of that curious way.. For always in the sallow skies The sun was red, and shadows fell From stars and moon; but weather-wise I was, and thought it very well.... The hills were low, and towering high Dead flowers were blossoming in the night; And rivers silently ran by Under great forests, ghastly white.. Through fair familiar towns I passed; By bridges crossed a flowery bank An hundred times; and faces, massed In open windows, rank on rank, Grinned at me hopelessly... I knew Each one, the living and the dead: And one I loved stood forth, and drew Her face awry, and laughed and fled... Then to the journey's end I came; Of phantoms there I saw but one, Monstrous, in whose mad eyes the flame Of murder blazed... I could not run. Nor move my hand, nor cry for aid.. I saw the long sharp sabre gleam: I could not...

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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.1922 Excerpt: ... Elemental Of moist and dry, of hot and cold, Lo, Thou hast made us in Thy mould: As Thou hast willed it, we must live; As Thou g...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:20 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.04 inPublished:February 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217826369

ISBN - 13:9780217826365

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