Otia; Poems, Essays, And Reviews

Paperback | February 9, 2012

byArmine Thomas Kent

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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.1905 Excerpt: ... AMONG the tombs we kept our solemn tryst. So seemed her eyes as love begot no twin Love-longirig, but renewed his own therein. Her lips were rose and velvet. As we kissed, Methought a cave-eyed skull with all his teeth Grinned in a grave beneath. Then "Trust not time," I cried, "lest love unfed Hunger to death before another night--Nay, sweetest, but before two dawns grow bright Shall they that watch be weeping and we wed!" But he that heard me play the lover so Grinned lewdly from below. And forth we twain--in shock of shipwreck she To die before two dawns grew bright, and I To look upon her dying and not die--Stole trembling from the place where dead men be. But he that wist whereto my love was bound Mouthed softly underground. Leigh Hunt as a Poet "V HAVE not shovelled my verses out I by cart-loads, leaving the public, much I less another generation, to save me the trouble of selection. I do not believe that other generations will take the trouble to rake for jewels in much nobler dust than mine. Posterity is too rich and idle. The only hope I can have of coming into any one's hands, and exciting his attention beyond the moment, is by putting my workmanship, such as it is, into the best and compactest state." Such is the modest declaration prefixed by Leigh Hunt to a collection of his poems published in 1832, and containing, as he says, not above a third of the verses he had written. That he was decidedly overscrupulous in winnowing his own productions is abundantly clear. The intercession, for example, of a "partial friend" (probably Keats) was found necessary to procure the insertion of the beautiful sonnet on the Nile--"It flowed through old hushed /Egypt and its sands Like some grave mighty thought threading a dream, And times and things, as in 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.1905 Excerpt: ... AMONG the tombs we kept our solemn tryst. So seemed her eyes as love begot no twin Love-longirig, but renewed his own therein. H...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:54 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.11 inPublished:February 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:021752401X

ISBN - 13:9780217524018

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