Fantasma; And Other Poems by Rosa Fairfax CostleyFantasma; And Other Poems by Rosa Fairfax Costley

Fantasma; And Other Poems

byRosa Fairfax Costley

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1879. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... FANTASMA: A FAIRY TALE, IN FIVE PARTS. When f goe musing all alone, Thinking of diverse things foreknoiune, When I builde castles in the ayre, Voide of sorrow, voide of fear, Pleaiing myself ivith fantasms sweete, Methinks the time runnes very fleete. --Burton. PREFACE. TO ALICE. O well-beloved! whose heart, in other days, Beat to my own with full-responsive chime, When our young pulses thrilled to sounds sublime Of the Great Singer's world-entrancing lays;-- Thou, who didst walk with me the woodland ways Of fair Virginia, harkening, many a time, My childish fancies clothed in simplest rhyme, Crowning the youthful poet with thy praise-- Receive this scroll, wherein the verse appears Of recent days: and, if it seems too light, Lacking the salt and bitter strength of tears,-- It is, that rose-winged Time has grown so bright, And Faith has crowned, with blessings infinite, The joys and sorrows of my later years. Rockingham County, N. C, August 15, 1876. CHARACTERS OF THE STORY: Mortals. Beauclerc, a Magician. Florian, a Poet. Dan, Florian's Servant. The Hermit. Witches, Wizards, etc. Lucia, the Sister of Florian. Fairies, Spirits, Etc. Fantasma, Queen of all Fairies. Rosemary, a Changeling. Eglantine, the Fairy of Poesy. Lic-eia, Queen of Sea-Nymphs. Etheria Queen of the Sylphides. Aureole, King of Fire-Sprites. Lavender, a Changeling. Phantasm Of A Poet. Fairies, Brcnvnies, Fauns, Nymphs, etc. Evil Spirits and Familiars. FANTASMA. PART FIRST. Scene I.--A lonely road through a Forest; a deserted Church. Beauclerc enters, from the Wood. Beauclerc. The evening shadows thicken in the woods, And silence reigns in these dim solitudes, Night-peopled by wild sprite and glimmering ghost, And darker earthly shapes, with souls more lost. This night, whose first sweet shades ...
Title:Fantasma; And Other PoemsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:70 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.15 inPublished:January 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217211402

ISBN - 13:9780217211406