Fifty Years Of English Song (volume 1); The Earlier Poets. The Blackwood Coterie, And Earlier Scottish Poets. The Poets Of Young Ireland by Henry Fitz Randolph

Fifty Years Of English Song (volume 1); The Earlier Poets. The Blackwood Coterie, And Earlier…

byHenry Fitz Randolph

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1888 edition. Excerpt: ...upon its bank And not reproacht me; the ever-sacred cup Of the pure lily hath between my hands Felt safe, unsoil'd, nor lost one grain of gold. I saw the light that made the glossy leaves More glossy; the fair arm, the fairer cheek Warmed by the eye intent on its pursuit; I saw the foot, that, altho' half-erect From its gray slipper, could not lift her up To what she wanted; I held down a branch And gathered her some blossoms; since their hour Was come, and bees had wounded them, and flies Of harder wing were working their way thro' And scattering them in fragments under-foot. So crisp were some, they rattled unevolved, Others, ere broken off, fell into shells, Unbending, brittle, lucid, white like snow, And like snow not seen thro', by eye or sun: Yet every one her gown receivec Was fairer than the first. I thought not so, But so she praised them to reward my care. I said, ' You find the largest.' ' This indeed,' Cried she, ' is large and sweet.' She held one forth, Whether for me to look at or to take She knew not, nor did I; but taking it Would best have solved (and this she felt) her doubt, I dared not touch it; for it seemed a part Of her own self; fresh, full, the most mature Of blossoms, yet a blossom; with a touch To fall, and yet unfallen. She drew back The boon she tendered, and then, finding not The ribbon at her waist to fix it in, Dropt it, as loth to drop it, on the rest. JAMES HENRY LEIGH HUNT. THE GLOVE AND THE LIONS. King Francis was a hearty king, and loved a royal sport, And one day, as his lions fought, sat looking on the court; The nobles filled the benches, and the ladies in their pride, And 'mongst them sat the Count de Lorge, with one for whom he sighed: And truly 't was a gallant thing to see that crowning show,...

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Title:Fifty Years Of English Song (volume 1); The Earlier Poets. The Blackwood Coterie, And Earlier…Format:PaperbackDimensions:80 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.17 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217475299

ISBN - 13:9780217475297

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