Selections from Browning

Paperback | January 9, 2012

byRobert Browning

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1906. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... IV THE PATRIOT AN OLD STORY IT was roses, roses, all the way, With myrtle mixed in my path like mad: The house-roofs seemed to heave and sway, The church-spires flamed, such flags they had, A year ago on this very day. 11 The air broke into a mist with bells, The old walls rocked with the crowd and cries. Had I said, " Good folk, mere noise repels -- But give me your sun from yonder skies!" They had answered " And afterward, what else?' 10 1ll Alack, it was I who leaped at the sun To give it my loving friends to keep! Naught man could do, have I left undone: And you see my harvest, what I reap This very day, now a year is run. IV There's nobody on the house-tops now -- Just a palsied few at the windows set; For the best of the sight is, all allow, At the Shambles' Gate -- or, better yet, By the very scaffold's foot, I trow. 20 I go in the rain, and, more than needs, A rope cuts both my wrists behind; And I think, by the feel, my forehead bleeds, For they fling, whoever has a mind, Stones at me for my year's misdeeds. VI Thus I entered, and thus I go! In triumphs, people have dropped down dead. "Paid by the world, what dost thou owe "Me ?" -- God might question; now instead, 'T is God shall repay: I am safer so. 30 THE LOST LEADER JUST for a handful of silver he left us, Just for a riband to stick in his coat -- Found the one gift of which fortune bereft us, Lost all the others, she lets us devote; They, with the gold to give, doled him out silver, So much was theirs who so little allowed: How all our copper had gone for his service! Rags -- were they purple, his heart had been proud! We that had loved him so, followed him, honoured him, Lived in his mild and magnificent eye, 10 Learned his great language, caught his clear accents, Made him our pattern to live an...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1906. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... IV THE PATRIOT AN OLD STORY IT was roses, roses, all the way, With myrtle mixed in my path like mad: The house-roofs seemed to heave ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:60 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.12 inPublished:January 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217046657

ISBN - 13:9780217046657

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