Fifty Years Of English Song (volume 1); Selections From The Poets Of The Reign Of Victoria

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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 Excerpt: ... THE EARLIER POETS. ROBERT SOUTHEY. FROM 'THE CURSE OF KEHAMA.' MOUNT CALAS AY. BOOK XIX. I. The Rajah, scattering curses as he rose, Soared to the Swerga, and resumed his throne. Not for his own redoubled agony, Which now through heart and brain With renovated pain, Rushed to its seat, Ladurlad breathes that groan,--That groan is for his child; he groaned to see That she was stricken now with leprosy, Which, as the enemy vindictive fled, O'er all her frame with quick contagion spread. She, wondering at events so passing strange, And filled with hope and fear, And joy to see the Tyrant disappear, And glad expectance of her Glendoveer, Perceived not in herself the hideous change. His burning pain, she thought, had forced the groan Her father breathed; his agonies alone Were present to her mind? she clasped his knees, Wept for his Curse, and did not feel her own. Nor when she saw her plague, did her good heart, True to itself, even for a moment fail. Ha, Rajah! with disdainful smile she cries, Mighty and wise and wicked as thou art, Still thy blind vengeance acts a friendly part. Shall I not thank thee for this scurf and scale Of dire deformity, whose loathsomeness, Surer than panoply of strongest mail, Arms me against all foes? Oh, better so, Better such foul disgrace, Than that this innocent face Should tempt thy wooing! That I need not dread; Nor ever impious foe Will offer outrage now, nor further woe Will beauty draw on my unhappy head; Safe through the unholy world may Kailyal go. 3 Her face in virtuous pride Was lifted to the skies, As him and his poor vengeance she defied; But earthward, when she ceased, she turned her eyes, As if she sought to hide The tear which in her own despite would rise. Did then the thought of her own Glendoveer Call forth that...

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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 Excerpt: ... THE EARLIER POETS. ROBERT SOUTHEY. FROM 'THE CURSE OF KEHAMA.' MOUNT CALAS AY. BOOK XIX. I. The Rajah, scattering curses as he r...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:80 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.17 inPublished:February 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217475310

ISBN - 13:9780217475310

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