The Collected Works Of Dante Gabriel Rossetti (volume 1)

Paperback | October 12, 2012

byDante Gabriel Rossetti

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1887 edition. Excerpt: ...some race That walked not in Christ's lowly ways, But bowed its pride and vowed its praise Unto the God of Nineveh. The smile rose first,--anon drew nigh The thought:.. Those heavy wings spread high, So sure of flight, which do not fly; That set gaze never on the sky; Those scriptured flanks it cannot see; Its crown, a brow-contracting load; Its planted feet which trust the sod:... So grew the image as I trod:) Nineveh, was this thy God,--Thine also, mighty Nineveh? 8 THE CHURCH-PORCH. Sister, first shake we off the dust we have Upon our feet, lest it defile the stones Inscriptured, covering their sacred bones Who lie i" the aisles which keep the names they gave, Their trust abiding round them in the grave; Whom painters paint for visible orisons, And to whom sculptors pray in stone and bronze;, Their voices echo still like a spent wave. Without here, the church-bells are but a tune, And on the carven church-door this hot noon Lays all its heavy sunshine here without: But having entered in, we shall find there Silence, and sudden dimness, and deep prayer, And faces of crowned angels all about. THE MIRROR. She knew it not:--most perfect pain To learn: this too she knew not. Strife For me, calm hers, as from the first. Twas but another bubble burst Upon the curdling draught of life,--My silent patience mine again. As who, of forms that crowd unknown Within a distant mirror's shade, Deems such an one himself, and makes Some sign-but when the image shakes No whit, he finds his thought betray'd, And must seek elsewhere for his own. A YOUNG FIR-WOOD. These little firs to-day are things To clasp into a giant's cap, Or fans to suit his lady's lap. From many winters many springs Shall cherish them in strength and sap Till they be marked upon the...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1887 edition. Excerpt: ...some race That walked not in Christ's lowly ways, But bowed its pride and vowed its praise Unto the God of Nine...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:140 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.3 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217622623

ISBN - 13:9780217622622

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