Paris In 1815 (volume 1-2); A Poem by George Croly

Paris In 1815 (volume 1-2); A Poem

byGeorge Croly

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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. 1818. Excerpt: ... PARIS 1815. i. How sweet it is at early morn to spring From sleep and its bewilder'd fantasies; To catch the rose's fragrance on the wing Ere the first dews have faded from its dyes;-To trace the changeful tissue of the skies, The purple stealing on the tender gray, Then the streak'd red--the long, gold line that lies Fringing the hill that seems to check its way; Then the broad, surging name, and lo! the king of day! II. Lovely--but lovelier still, when that bright morn Unfolds the vision of some firstseen land; And as the twilight clouds are upwards borne, Foreign the hills, the vales, the streams expand; Charming the wanderer's foot suspense to stand, As, like a young creation, round him rise Its thousand shapes of soft, and bright, and grand; All strange, all spell-touch'd; ev'n the wild wind's sighs, The peasant's call, to him, romantic melodies! III. Yet who can feel it like the luckless wight, In France's lumbering wains through midnight pent, With heavy lids that will not slumber quite, Stiff limbs and beating brow, and spirit spent; When on the eastern hill's slow-gain'd ascent, The breeze first meets him from its bowers below, Streaming cool odours, living element; And his clear'd eye sees mount and.forest glow; And the whole landscape lights its whole enchanted show. IV. "Pis dawn upon Mont Martre 11 O'er the plain, In flake and spire, the sunbeam plunges deep, Bringing out shape, and shade, and summer-stain; Like a retiring host the blue mists sweep. Looms on the farthest right Valerien's steep, Crown'd with its convent kindling in the day; And swiftly sparkling from their bowery sleep, Like matin stars, around th' horizon play Far village vanes, and domes, and castle-turrets gray. 'V. 'Tis a rich scene; and yet the richest charm That e'er clo...

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Title:Paris In 1815 (volume 1-2); A PoemFormat:PaperbackDimensions:36 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.07 inPublished:February 2, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217530095

ISBN - 13:9780217530095

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