The bridal wreath, and other poems

Paperback | February 9, 2012

byW Frank Buckland

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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.1877 Excerpt: ... Ere yet ye leave for fancies new, If ever ye have held to view A deed of love, which he would do, To fell deceit bid first adieu. CORESUS AND CALLIRHOE. A DRAMATIC POEM. SCENE I. Forest in Bceotia. Coresus alone. CORESUS--Is this mad dream of love to ever rage And gnaw my vitals, unassuaged in nought? O this love--burning, yet chilled--will kill me With the dread force and shape of its despair! O, trees and mountains, shadow me with gloom, That I may hide my breast from the fierce rays And horrid light of all existing day. Within my heart there is an aching fire, Burning for ever--in sleep--in darkness--Flickering its sharp lambent flames around E'en the very core of my existence. In open day light, and the glare of sun, It glows with ten-fold fury, until I, All maddened with such pain and torture, flee To these dark mountain fells, to grant me e'en A partial respite of my hated woe. But even here, in nature's solitude, I scarce can keep within the common bounds Of sense and right, my o'er-wrought, worn-out mind; But I do feel a void--a fire within, Tiiat still keeps creeping, creeping, slowly up--Growing, and growing, till I long to burst From out the bonds of life, and seek in death, That which this life denies me now--relief. O love! is this, forsooth, the gentle sway With which thou rulest hearts? Rather for me Send plagues--the fury of the gods--Jove's rage--His dreaded thunderbolts, than Cupid's dart. Avaunt! thou all consuming plague within; Take thou my bitter curse--my dying hate, For since this life has lost for me all charms, All--all, save one--and that itself the cause Of this my woe: love, unrequited love, Thus burning and fervent, but yet so chilled By cold disdain, that I no longer wish To live, and bear these horrid pangs for aye. So here, ...

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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.1877 Excerpt: ... Ere yet ye leave for fancies new, If ever ye have held to view A deed of love, which he would do, To fell deceit bid first adieu...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:28 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.06 inPublished:February 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217379915

ISBN - 13:9780217379915

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