Songs of the ark with other poems by Henry Scott RiddellSongs of the ark with other poems by Henry Scott Riddell

Songs of the ark with other poems

byHenry Scott Riddell

Paperback | February 9, 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.1831 Excerpt: ... SONGS OF THE ARK. PART FOURTH. i 12 SONGS OF THE ARK. Long, long had all the winds been litis lid, That o'er the world were wont'to blow, And long from heaven the rains had rush'd, And fountains of the deep below Had pour'd the waters, that prevail'd Till all the life of man had fail'd; Nor bird nor creeping thing was left Amid the oceans heaving high, Above the cave--above the clift--. Above the loftiest hills that lift Their heads below the sky. The sun had shed no radiance o'er The wide and world-encumb'ring swell, And long had sun, and moon, and star, Tn darkness deep been doom'd to dwell; For still the unexhausted clouds Enwrapt them in their hollow shrouds, And barr'd the light they wont to shed O'er earth, the living, and the dead: But now, uncurtain'd by the pall Hung round the chambers of the night, When rains had further ceased to fall, They pour'd a glory deep, till all The world of waters lay in light, Bright and unbounded in its beam As an eternity might seem, When midnight fancy brings the ray That lures the wandering thought away To roam o'er scenes of worlds, unknown To all creation, save its own. There was no living eye below To gather radiance from the glow, Nor mark how proud, yet lonely lay The life-fraught Ark amid the ray, That clothed in glory, unsubdued, The wide and watery solitude: But God remember'd Noah still, And those with him in his abode, And, by the mandate of his will, Awoke a wind which came abroad Upon the waters--as when first His spirit, moving in its light, Stirr'd on the breathless wastes, and burst The fetters of primaeval night--Then, bearing o'er their surface lone, The inmates of the Ark could hear A rising sound come rushing on, More mighty than the forest's moan When midnight tempests waken drear, And mingle in ...
Title:Songs of the ark with other poemsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:46 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.1 inPublished:February 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217996841

ISBN - 13:9780217996846