Lyrical and Other Poems

Paperback | May 21, 2012

byJean Ingelow

not yet rated|write a review
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. 1898 Excerpt: ... Hushed on their breasts; and yet it held them not: Their drowsy eyes were drawn to look at us, Till, having leaned our rods against the wall, And left the dogs at watch, we entered, sat, And were apprised that, though he saw us not, The parson knew that he had lost the eyes And ears of those before him, for he made A pause--a long dead pause--and dropped his arms, And stood awaiting, till I felt the Ted Mount to my brow. And a soft fluttering stir Passed over all, and every mother hushed The babe beneath her shawl, and he turned round And met our eyes, unused to diffidence, But diffident of his; then with a sigh Fronted the folk, lifted his grand grey head, And said, as one that pondered now the words He had been preaching on with new surprise, And found iresh marvel in their sound, ' " Behold! Behold!" saith He, "I stand at the door and knock.'" Then said the parson: 'What! and shall He wait, And must He wait, not only till we say, '. Good Lord, the house is clean, the hearth is swept, The children sleep, the mackerel-boats are in, And all the nets are mended; therefore I Will slowly to the door and open it:" But must He also wait where still, behold! He stands and knocks, while we do say, " Good Lord, The gentlefolk are come to worship here, And I will up and open to Thee soon; But first I pray a little longer wait, For I am taken up with them; my eyes Must needs regard the fashion of their clothes, And count the gains I think to make by them; Forsooth, they are of much account, good Lord! Therefore have patience with me--wait, dear Lord! Or come again?" What! must He wait for This--For this? Ay, He doth wait for this, and still, Waiting for this, He, patient, raileth not; Waiting for this, e'en this He saith, "Beh...

Pricing and Purchase Info

$19.95

Out of stock online

From the Publisher

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. 1898 Excerpt: ... Hushed on their breasts; and yet it held them not: Their drowsy eyes were drawn to look at us, Till, having leaned our rods aga...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:40 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.08 inPublished:May 21, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217965040

ISBN - 13:9780217965040

Look for similar items by category:

Customer Reviews of Lyrical and Other Poems

Reviews