Fifty Years Of English Song; Selections From The Poets Of The Reign Of Victoria Volume 2

Paperback | July 8, 2012

byHenry Fitz Randolph

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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. 1887 edition. Excerpt: ... scenes are in the slides would play, And while the instruments are tuning, dance. I see Napoleon on the heights intent To arrest that one brief unit of loose time Which hands high Victory's thread; his marshals fret, His soldiers clamor low: the very guns Seem going off of themselves; the cannon strain Like hell-dogs in the leash. But he, he waits; And lesser chances and inferior hopes Meantime go pouring past. Men gnash their teeth; The very faithful have begun to doubt; But they molest not the calm eye that seeks 'Midst all this huddling silver little worth The one thin piece that comes, pure gold; he waits. O me, when the great deed e'en now has broke Like a man's hand the horizon's level line, So soon to fill the zenith with rich clouds; O, in this narrow interspace, this marge, This list and salvage of a glorious time, To despair of the great and sell unto the mean! O thou of little faith, what hast thou done? Yet if the occasion coming should find us Undexterous, incapable? In light things Prove thou the arms thou long'st to glorify, Nor fear to work up from the lowest ranks Whence come great Nature's Captains. And high deeds Haunt not the fringy edges of the fight, But the pell-mell of men. Oh, what and if E'en now hy lingering here I let them slip, Like an unpractised spyer through a glass, Still pointing to the blank, too high. And yet, In dead details to smother vital ends Which would give life to them; in the deft trick Of prentice-handling to forget great art, To base mechanical adroitness yield The Inspiration and the Hope a slave! Oh, and to blast that Innocence which, though Here it may seem a dull unopening bud, May yet bloom freely in celestial clime! Were it not better done, then, to keep off And see, not share, the strife;...

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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. 1887 edition. Excerpt: ... scenes are in the slides would play, And while the instruments are tuning, dance. I see Napoleon on the heights intent...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:82 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.17 inPublished:July 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217213200

ISBN - 13:9780217213202

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