Songs Of Two Worlds by Sir Lewis MorrisSongs Of Two Worlds by Sir Lewis Morris

Songs Of Two Worlds

bySir Lewis Morris

Paperback | February 3, 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. 1878. Excerpt: ... SONG. I Would thou might'st not vex me with thine eyes, Thou fair Ideal Beauty, nor would'st shame All lower thoughts and visions as they rise, As in mid-noon a flame. For now thy presence leaves no prospect fair, Nor joy in act, nor charm in any maid, Nor end to be desired, for which men dare, Thou making me afraid. Because life seems through thee a thing too great To spend on these, which else might grow to thee; So that fast bound, I idly hesitate: I prithee set me free; Or, hold me, if thou wilt, but come not near, Let me pursue thee still in ghostly grace; Far off let me pursue thee, for I fear To faint before thy face. AT CHAMBERS. To the chamber, where now uncaring I sit apart from the strife, While the fool and the knave are sharing The pleasures and profits of life, There came a faint knock at the door, Not long since on a terrible day; One faint little knock, and no more; And I brushed the loose papers away. And as no one made answer, I rose, With quick step and impatience of look, And a glance of the eye which froze, And a ready voice of rebuke. But when the door opened, behold! A mother, low-voiced and mild, Whose thin shawl and weak arms enfold A pale little two-year-old child. What brought her there? Would I relieve her? Was all the poor mother could say; For her child, scarce recovered from fever, Left the hospital only that day. Pale, indeed, was the child; yet so cheerful, That, seeing me wonder, she said, Of doubt and repulse, grown fearful, "Please look at his dear little head;" And snatched off the little bonnet, And so in a moment laid bare A shorn little head, and upon it No trace of the newly-come hair. When, seeing the stranger's eye Grow soft; with an innocent guile The child looked up, shrinking and shy, With the ghost of a baby ...
Title:Songs Of Two WorldsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:76 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.16 inPublished:February 3, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217877044

ISBN - 13:9780217877046