The Coming of Love, and Other Poems by Theodore Watts-dunton

The Coming of Love, and Other Poems

byTheodore Watts-dunton

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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. 1898. Excerpt: ... quenchless light; and when the appalling truth that he must die did at last strike through me, I had no heart and no patience to think about anything in connection with him but the loss that was to come upon us. And, now, whatsoever pleasure I may feel at seeing my verses in one of Mr. Lane's inviting little volumes will be dimmed and marred by the thought that Morris's name also might have been, and is not, on the imprint. With regard to the two chief poems in the volume, perhaps I ought to offer an explanatory word or two. The gypsies depicted in "The Coming of Love" belong to a peculiar class, the East Anglian and East Midland horse-dealers or "Gryengroes." At horse fairs no dealers are so clever as they in seeing the points of a horse, buying him at the lowest price possible, and selling him at the highest. Hence they are often as prosperous as the mongrel vagabonds and London tramps, classed as "gypsies" by such writers as the late well-intentioned George Smith, of Coalville, are squalid. With regard to " Christmas at the Mermaid" such liberties as I may, here and there, have taken with the history of the Jacobean period, are not such, I hope, as will vex the student. And as concerns the mysterious friend of Shakespeare, to whom so many of his sonnets were addressed, I consider that no critic has been able to identify him, and that I am entitled to imagine a W. H. for myself T. W.-D. NATURA BENIGNA Part I BEFORE THE COMING OF LOVE I A STARRY NIGHT AT SEA If heaven's bright halls are very far from sea, I dread a pang the angels could not 'suage: The imprisoned seabird knows, and only he, How drear, how dark, may be the proudest cage. Outside the bars he sees a prison still: The self-same wood or mead or silver stream That lends the captive lark a joyo...

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Title:The Coming of Love, and Other PoemsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:34 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.07 inPublished:February 3, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217072569

ISBN - 13:9780217072564

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