The Heart's Quest; A Book Of Verses

Paperback | July 4, 2012

byGeorge Herbert Sass

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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. 1904 edition. Excerpt: ...on his haughty lip, The brow as calm as in days gone by, When for God, his country, and King James They led him forth to die. How gloomy the old room looks! Methinks A glamour lurks in those faces cold. From the buried Past come thronging up Dark tales and memories old. Life is too short for vain regret; Yet o'er my heart sometimes a spell Like a witch's charm creeps, calling up Thoughts that I cannot quell. Come with me, Frank, where the lurid light Falls full on the face of yon portrait old; Come gaze with me on those wondrous eyes, That hair of lustrous gold. Sure, something more than the limner's art Seems in those peerless orbs to shine, And lurks in the pout of the tender lip, Half-passionate, half-divine. Lovely as erst when in knightly joust Lances were shivered for Countess Maude; Fairer than any face I know, Save the face of my Cousin Claude. CLA UDE I remember well when last I stood Here where we stand in this sombre room, And watched the gleam of those lustrous eyes Grow mellow in the gloom. We stood here, Claude and I. Her hand--That little hand I loved so well--Was clasped in mine, and her soft eyes held My own as with a spell. Till, from the quiet summer night, Through the oriel window crept the moon, And wooed her cheek with kisses sweet From the balmy lips of June. I thought, as I gazed on that fair young face, Half hid in its wealth of golden hair, And felt the touch of that dainty hand, That all life's joy was there. Before us the silent portrait seemed To glow and thrill in the moonlight broad; And her pure brow flushed as I told her there The story of " Countess Maude." Of the days when Maude de Vivian's name Was the rallying-cry of a knightly ring, And the violet scarf at her slender throat The ransom of a king....

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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. 1904 edition. Excerpt: ...on his haughty lip, The brow as calm as in days gone by, When for God, his country, and King James They led him forth t...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:28 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.06 inPublished:July 4, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217117287

ISBN - 13:9780217117289

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