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Mists Of Fire; A Trilogy And Some Eclogs


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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.1899 Excerpt: ... MISTS OF FIRE. A Trilogy. far He whirled in mists of fire and knew that time Would make his nebula stand forth a star. p. 10. KAPNISMA. ovpavbv Ikbv kXi66ouivrj Kepi Kanvm. Mad I. S17. I. The south sun's molten beam of morning, poured Slant through my window, casts a golden bar Along here by me, which I musing tow'rd Mottle with blue smoke blown from my cigar. May sun in mid-November! and the purr Of one demure flame puttering in the grate Is of the season sole remembrancer: Which is it, sun or flame, befits my state? My state of age is as the waning year, But still my spirit seems yon sun of gold; Nor can I make the thin flame lurking here Seem life's armed watch against the final cold. Yet when I duly think I needs must know That this mistimed resplendence can not last; Soon shall I cuddle to my firelight's glow, And only dream therein the radiant past. Why, then, should I sit idly dreaming now? Wherefore not strive to seize the shining day And ray it to a nimbus round my brow For pride and praise when I have passed away? But pride in what, forsooth, and praise from whom? What could the plausive breath of millions be, Or fame's procrastined flattery on a tomb, After the darkness has gone over me? Yet, be it vanity or be it art Yearning for utterance, I seem to feel A very Sinai thundering in my heart To make the multitude in worship kneel. Not, surely, to exalt me as a name, But as a mandatary chosen of God: Death on the hight at last with Him is fame, The good land spied whereto His people plod. There is no glory worth a moment's thought Save that which links the memory of a man To some fair order out of chaos wrought By him creating on creation's plan. His work it is that lifts the human life: While others lead by law's and battle's might He rises into ...
Title:Mists Of Fire; A Trilogy And Some EclogsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:38 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.08 inPublished:February 7, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217236960

ISBN - 13:9780217236966