Ranolf And Amohia (volume 1); A Dream Of Two Lives

Paperback | February 8, 2012

byAlfred Domett

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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.1883 Excerpt: ... Canto the First. Mirods Tidings. I. Amo watching Ranolfs boat. Her song. 2. Indoors weaving; sings again. 3. The ' Grasshopper a burden? 4. Evening; news of another proposed' alliance for her. 5. Her revulsion of feeling. 6. Earthquake. J. A resolve (8) acted upon. L True Love is like a polype cut in twain, And doubled life will from division gain. Fond Amohia could not in her pain Of stifled passion, though she strove, refrain From stealing sometimes to a lonely spot Where all before her lay the Lake serene, And she could see the glimmer of the cot Her heart divined was Ranolfs: there with mien Expectant on the mountain-side unseen In thick red-dusted fern would couch until From the dim baseline of the opposite hill A white speck disengaged itself and grew Into a sail; or sometimes,--for to while The time when sport was slack or weather bad, With help from native hands, our sailor-lad Had fitted up a light canoe With keel, mast, sails, and rudder, too, And sculls in European style,--Sometimes a dark spot she descried With flashing twinkle on each side That neared and neared till clear in view The light skiff, in a mode so new, Its single occupant though backward going At once with two long paddles rowing, Came skimming the blue calm, and still With sharp keel seemed to slit the thin Glazed surface of the shining Lake That shrank apart in widening wake As shrinks beneath the sacrificial knife Some forest victim's opening skin Discoated of its fur and warm From the last pants of its wild woodland life. There as she sat alone and long, Like one who murmurs low some potent charm, In fervid words her love would simmer into song: i. "Now should He come, whose coming for a while Will make all Nature smile. 0 bless my longing sight, Dear one! whose presence bright...

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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.1883 Excerpt: ... Canto the First. Mirods Tidings. I. Amo watching Ranolfs boat. Her song. 2. Indoors weaving; sings again. 3. The ' Grasshopper a...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:94 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.19 inPublished:February 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217977677

ISBN - 13:9780217977678

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