The Merchant Prince Of Cornville; A Comedy

Paperback | January 31, 2012

bySamuel Eberly Gross

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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. 1896. Excerpt: ... The Merchant Prince of Cornville. A COMEDY. Act the First. Scene I.--An orchard by the sea. Sunrise. Birds singing. Enter Ideal. Ideal. The hour of dawn!--how thrilling and intense! The matin songs of birds, that dart and soar On quivering wings, now break upon the sense As sharply as the cannon's voice at mid-day; In yonder wood that guards the sea-cliff's wall, Where sullen shadows shrink away and flee Before the rising sun's advancing spears, The day-detestjng owl hath turned his back Unto the light, and sought the sheltering cowl Of ivy web about the oak-tree thrown; And all the glowing world,--wood, sea, and sky,--Is most sublimely beautiful beneath This pendulous light, that, like an avalanche Of golden beams... But I have spoken the word That halts my fancy's flight, and brings me back To earth and its dull cares, and our dull age,--Our golden age't is called: our age of gold, Hard and material, when our best ideals But folly seem, all things are bought and sole", And even love itself is merchandise. Alas! the many years that I have known, And many ills, in this same golden age, Have brought their bitter harvest to my breast, Like frozen grain beaten by winds unkind From out the icy north; but as those seeds Fall sterile on the earth, nor glow with life, So shall my sorrows take no living root Within my bosom.... Now do I recall, Like a sweet picture in a gallery hung, How I last eve at early twilight watched The figure of a lovely maiden bending Tenderly o'er a vase of new-blown flowers, Upon a breezy terrace, underneath A green-hued lattice-work, that, like a shield Embossed with morning-glories, hides and guards Her chamber window. Passing there this morn, I looked upon the flowers as one might Who, barred from out the walls of Paradise, Would s...

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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. 1896. Excerpt: ... The Merchant Prince of Cornville. A COMEDY. Act the First. Scene I.--An orchard by the sea. Sunrise. Birds singing. Enter Idea...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:32 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.07 inPublished:January 31, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217356214

ISBN - 13:9780217356213

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