The Poetical Works Of Robert Browning Volume 2: Sordello. Pippa passes.

Paperback | October 12, 2012

byRobert Browning

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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. 1878 edition. Excerpt: ...doubt If he could pacify the League without Conceding Richard; just to this was brought That interval of vain discursive thought! As, shall I say, some Ethiop, past pursuit Of all enslavers, dips a shackled foot Burnt to the blood, into the drowsy black Enormous watercourse which guides him back To his own tribe again, where he is king; And laughs because he guesses, numbering The yellower poison-wattles on the pouch Of the first lizard wrested from its couch Under the slime (whose skin, the while, he strips To cure his nostril with, and festered lips, And eyeballs bloodshot through the desert-blast) That he has reached its boundary, at last May breathe;--thinks o'er enchantments of the South Sovereign to plague his enemies, their mouth, Eyes, nails, and hair; but, these enchantments tried In fancy, puts them soberly aside For truth, projects a cool return with friends, SORDELLO, TAUGHT WHAT GHIBELLINS ARE, 143 The likelihood of winning mere amends Ere long; thinks that, takes comfort silently, Then, from the river's brink, his wrongs and he, Hugging revenge close to their hearts, are soon Off-striding for the Mountains of the Moon. Midnight: the watcher nodded on his spear, Since clouds dispersing left a passage clear. For any meagre and discoloured moon To venture forth; and such was peering soon Above the harassed city--her close lanes Closer, not half so tapering her fanes, As though she shrunk into herself to keep What little life was saved, more safely. Heap By heap the watch-fires mouldered, and beside The blackest spoke Sordello and replied Palma with none to listen. " 'T is your cause: " What makes a Ghibellin? There should be laws--" (Remember how my youth escaped! I trust " To you for manhood, Palma? tell me just " As any...

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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. 1878 edition. Excerpt: ...doubt If he could pacify the League without Conceding Richard; just to this was brought That interval of vain d...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:82 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.17 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217306284

ISBN - 13:9780217306287

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