English Sonnets by Poets of the Past by Samuel Waddington

English Sonnets by Poets of the Past

bySamuel Waddington

Paperback | May 12, 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. 1888 Excerpt: ...Comes wandering up the moonlit, grassy vale, Or hill of springing corn, or reedy moat; Dearer I love thee than the classic throat, Melodious, of the poet's nightingale, When her aerial numbers wildly float, Like fairy music, o'er some haunted dale. 'Tis thine to wake a sweeter harmony, Thrilling the viewless chords of memory:--To come upon the heart in silent hours, Touching each trembling pulse deliciously; Recalling vows of youth, Hope's budding flowers, And visions of pure love in amaranthine bowers! TO GENEVRA. 1 HY cheek is pale with thought, but not from woe, And yet so lovely, that if mirth could flush Its rose of whiteness with the brightest blush, My heart would wish away that ruder glow;--And dazzle not thy deep blue eyes,--but oh! While gazing on them sterner eyes will gush, And into mine my mother's weakness rush, Soft as the last drops round heaven's airy bow. For, through thy long dark lashes, low depending, The soul of melancholy gentleness Gleams like a seraph from the sky descending, Above all pain, yet pitying all distress; At once such majesty with sweetness blending, I worship more, but cannot love thee less. Lord Byron. LAKE LEMAN. OUSSEAU--Voltaire--our Gibbon--and De Stael--Leman! these names are worthy of thy shore, Thy shore of names like these! wert thou no more Their memory thy remembrance would recall: To them thy banks were lovely as to all, But they have made them lovelier, for the lore Of mighty minds doth hallow in the core Of human hearts the ruin of a wall Where dwelt the wise and wondrous; but by thee How much more, Lake of Beauty! do we feel, In sweetly gliding o'er thy crystal sea, The wild glow of that not ungentle zeal, Which of the heirs of immortality Is proud, and makes the breath of glory real! CHILLON. TERNAL Spir...

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Title:English Sonnets by Poets of the PastFormat:PaperbackDimensions:36 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.07 inPublished:May 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217207235

ISBN - 13:9780217207232

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