Saint Herbert's Isle; A Legendary Poem: In Five Cantos, With Some Smaller Pieces by John Bree

Saint Herbert's Isle; A Legendary Poem: In Five Cantos, With Some Smaller Pieces

byJohn Bree

Paperback | October 12, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1832 edition. Excerpt: ... The roofs of Hartsip meet his anxious eyes: To pass the gill, now swollen, in vain he tries, 1ll brooks he patience now, but help there's none, A lowly cot invites, the youth complies; Scarce have his feet the well-known threshold won When Bertha's form he meets, "Begone!" she screams "begone!" XXXIX. "Dishonoured knight! imposter false, begone! Lord Alwine rests not in the peaceful grave! My lady Evelyn, who deemed thee brave And loved thee well, but lived that love to mourn! Her infant years I nursed; full well she knew How to repay my care; these fields were dear To her! they mourn her loss!--the flowers that grew Beneath her hands, are withered now and sere; The serf that shared her care sheds now the bitter tear! XL. "Is Evelyn then no more? speak, Bertha! speak, Rend, rend my heart!"--" She lives! but not for thee." "But not for me!--oh mercy, heaven! could she, Could Evelyn be false? where shall I seek For comfort now? my stars still darker grow, My spirit wanders in a shoreless sea! A broken leaf, I 'm driven to and fro, 2'2 The sport of evil fiends, where shall I flee For rest, oh Evelyn! if torn again from thee? XLI. "Bertha, thou wrong'st me much: a heart more true Beats not on earth than mine--this, this to prove Brings me to Hartsip now, for her I love; For her thou lov'st so well, to thee I sue; Those words unsay--'she lives, but not for thee!' "For heaven she lives/'said Bertha," heaven alone!" "Almost again my heart thou renderest free; The mountain thou laidest there is lighter grown; Be sooth thy gentle speech, nor turn that heart to stone," XLII. "Sir knight, your pardon/' said the ancient dame In milder mood, "I always deemed...

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Title:Saint Herbert's Isle; A Legendary Poem: In Five Cantos, With Some Smaller PiecesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:34 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.07 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217985068

ISBN - 13:9780217985062

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