Songs Of Britain by Sir Lewis MorrisSongs Of Britain by Sir Lewis Morris

Songs Of Britain

bySir Lewis Morris

Paperback | January 31, 2012

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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. 1887. Excerpt: ... II. THE PHYSICIANS OF MYDDFAI. Far, far away in wild Wales, by the shore of the boundless Atlantic, Where the cloud-capt peaks of the North are dwarfed to the hills of the South, And through the long vale to the sea, the full-fed, devious Towy Turns and returns on itself, like the coils of a silvery snake, A grey town sits up aloft on the bank of the clear, flowing river, As it has sat since the days when the Roman was first in the land. A town, with a high ruined castle and walls mantled over with ivy, With church towers square and strong and narrow irregular streets, And, frequent in street and lane, many-windowed highshouldered chapels, Whence all the still Sabbath ascend loud preaching and passionate prayer, Such violent wrestling with sin, that the dogs on the pavement deserted Wake with a growl from their dreams at the sound of the querulous voice, And the gay youths, released from the counter and bound for the seaside or hillside, Start as they wake on their way echoes of undevout feet's, And here and there a rude square, with statues of popular heroes, A long quay with scarcely a ship, and a hoary bridge spanning the stream, The stream which struggles in June by the shallows where children are swimming, The furious flood which at Yule roars seaward, resistless along, Though the white steam ribbons float by it, forlorn it seems, almost forsaken. All the day long in the week the dumb streets are hushed in repose, But on market or fair days there comes a throng of Welsh-speaking peasants From many a lonely farm in the folds of the rain-beaten hills, And the long streets are filled with the high-pitched speech of the chaffering Cymry, With a steeple-crowned hat, here and there, and the red cloaks which daunted the French. Scarce in Keltic Britanny's s...
Title:Songs Of BritainFormat:PaperbackDimensions:30 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.06 inPublished:January 31, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217876684

ISBN - 13:9780217876681