Songs And Other Fancies

Paperback | February 8, 2012

byHenry Dupee Muir

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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.1901 Excerpt: ... White wools we spun, our hearts at flight With missel thrush and locust bird That made the summer orchards bright, Through casement heard. (Sweet child of Jephthah's! how thy song doth flow--Sweeter it soothes than balms of Jericho.) Pure robes enwrapped us, soft and new, And with lithe gold our arms were glad, The fillets of our hair were blue; So we were clad. (Fair child of Jephthah's! how thy face doth show-- Fairer to see than Hermon's velvet snow.) She said: "My father's note I hear; He hath o'erthrown the waxen hosts. Why, when such victor draweth near, Keep we like ghosts?" (Bold child of Jephthah's! how thine eye doth glow--. Bolder of glance than oryx netted low.) Placed we sweet chaplets on the head, And timbrels beat, close following; She danced before with measured tread, And bade us sing. (Light child of Jephthah's! how thy feet do go--Lighter of pace than desert-dwelling roe.) Stern Jephthah rent his robe atwain; He looked on her with fearful eyes. "Alas, my child, thou art but slain For sacrifice." (Pale child of Jephthah's! pale of cheek art thou--Paler thy cheeks than foam or blossoming bough.) She said: "Father, let this be done; But for two months, so God will wait, Among the hills we will bemoan My maiden fate." (Brave child of Jephthah's! vanquisher of woe--Braver thy heart than warrior's, fronting foe.) God smiled that day that she was slain--There was no fleck in the fair sky--For sacrifice more free of stain Never did die. (Pure child of Jephthah's! pure of soul, we know--Purer thy soul than any maid's below.) MARY MAGDALENE (Lysanias, tetrarch of Abilene, to his neplieiv Narcirus at Athens.) Narcirus, dear Narcirus, hadst thou known How those few words of thine, so lightly strown O'er tabula borne hitherward to me At Rome--words tr...

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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.1901 Excerpt: ... White wools we spun, our hearts at flight With missel thrush and locust bird That made the summer orchards bright, Through casem...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:42 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.09 inPublished:February 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:021787651X

ISBN - 13:9780217876513

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