Songs from Bohemia

Paperback | May 11, 2012

byDaniel O'connell

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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. 1900 Excerpt: ...go Are but the shadows of a dream. The song, the jest, the wine, the kiss, The plighted promises,--to him Are fancies all, with naught amiss, But phantoms, undefined and dim, HTfie aZBaittr 105 Of worlds outside his narrow sphere, Of worlds where boisterous cohorts move--And all are near and all are dear, And every chant's refrain is love, And every vow is emphasized, With bubbling wine and beaker quaff; And all by chastity most prized Is greeted with the scoffing laugh. 0 tall, grim waiter, few indeed Can hear so much and yet not speak. 1 pledge thee, for thy noble creed, The golden silence of the Greek. H ONLY A WOMAN'S FACE Only a woman's face Seen in the Latin quarter, Maybe a fisherman's child,--Maybe a scavenger's daughter. But eyes of infinite depths, Not easily forgotten, And a figure of queenly grace, Though clad in a gown of cotton. Ah! far away in the past, When Spain was in its glory, Some lord of that mighty land Whispered love's tender story Into the willing ear Of a dame, whose great-granddaughter In her cotton gown to-day Roams through the Latin quarter. For never from lowly race Sprang maid so sweet and winning, Perhaps the ring, perhaps The tale of passionate sinning. It matters not to me; Never again I 've sought her, Like the dream of a pleasant hour Is this queen of the Latin quarter. MONTEREY In a mantle of old traditions, In the rime of a vanished day, The shrouded and silent city Sits by her crescent bay. The ruined fort on the hilltop Where never a bunting streams, Looks down, a cannonless fortress, On the solemn city of dreams. Gardens of wonderful roses, Climbing o'er roof and wall, Woodbine and crimson geranium, Hollyhocks, purple and tall, Mingle their odorous breathings With the crisp, salt breeze from the sands, Where pebbles ...

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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. 1900 Excerpt: ...go Are but the shadows of a dream. The song, the jest, the wine, the kiss, The plighted promises,--to him Are fancies all, with ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:34 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.07 inPublished:May 11, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217053629

ISBN - 13:9780217053624

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