Poetical Works, Including The Drama Of "the Two Men Of Sandy Bar"

Paperback | May 18, 2012

byBret Harte

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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. 1882 Excerpt: ... each sweet Sabbath walks in maiden pride The pensive Margaret, and brave Pat, whose leg Encased in broadcloth oft keep time with Peg's. Here cometh oft the tender nursery-maid, While in her ear her love his tale doth pour; Meantime her infant doth her charge evade, And rambleth sagely on the sandy shore, Till the sly sea-crab, low in ambush laid, Seizeth his leg and biteth him full sore. Ah me! what sounds the shuddering echoes bore When his small treble mixed with Ocean's roar. Hard by there stands an ancient hostelrie, And at its side a garden, where the bear, The stealthy catamount, and coon agree To work deceit on all who gather there; And when Augusta--that unconscious fair--With nuts and apples plieth Bruin free, Lo! the green parrot claweth her back hair, And the grey monkey grabbeth fruits that she On her gay bonnet wears, and laugheth loud in glee I Cfje lo0t Caffe of atettw. High on the Thracian hills, half hid in the billows of clover, Thyme, and the asphodel blooms, and lulled by Pactolian streamlet, She of Miletus lay, and beside her an aged satyr Scratched his ear with his hoof, and playfully mumbled his chestnuts. Vainly the Maenid and the Bassarid gambolled about her, The free-eyed Bacchante sang, and Pan--the renowned, the accomplished--Executed his difficult solo. In vain were their gambols and dances: High o'er the Thracian hills rose the voice of the shepherdess, wailing. Ai 1 for the fleecy flocks,--the meek-nosed, the passionless faces; Ai! for the tallow-scented, the straight-tailed, the high stepping; &i! for the timid glance, which is that which the rustic sagacious, Applies to him who loves but may not declare his passion 1 Her then Zeus answered slow: "O daughter of song and sorrow,--Hapless tender of sheep,--arise from ...

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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. 1882 Excerpt: ... each sweet Sabbath walks in maiden pride The pensive Margaret, and brave Pat, whose leg Encased in broadcloth oft keep time wit...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:92 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.19 inPublished:May 18, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217742823

ISBN - 13:9780217742825

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