The Poetical Works Of The Rev. George Crabbe; With His Letters And Journals, And His Life, Volume 4

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byGeorge Crabbe

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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. 1839 edition. Excerpt: ...shore; But forty years were past, and then there came A worn-out man with wither'd limbs and lame, His mind oppress'd with woes, and bent with age his frame: Yes! old and grieved, and trembling with decay, Was Allen landing in his native bay, Willing his breathless form should blend with kindred clay. In an autumnal eve he left the beach, In such an eve he chanced the port to reach: He was alone; he press'd the very place Of the sad parting, of the last embrace: (!) There stood his parents, there retired the maid, So fond, so tender, and so much afraid; And on that spot, through many a year, his mind Turn'd mournful back, half sinking, half resign'd. No one was present; of its crew bereft, A single boat was in the billows left; Sent from some anchor'd vessel in the bay At the returning tide to sail away O'er the black stern the moonlight softly play'd, The loosen'd foresail flapping in the shade; All silent else on shore; but from the town A drowsy peal of distant bells came down: From the tall houses here and there, a light Served some confused remembrance to excite: "There," he observed, and new emotions felt, "Was my first home--and yonder Judith dwelt; "Dead! dead are all! I long--I fear to know," He said, and walk'd impatient, and yet slow. (1) Original Ma:--In a clear eve the lover sail'd, and one As clear and bright on aged Allen shone: On the spot sanction'd by the last embrace The old man stood! and sigh'd upon the place.1 Sudden there broke upon his grief a noise Of merry tumult and of vulgar joys: Seamen returning to their ship, were come, With idle numbers straying from their home; Allen among them mix'd, and in the old Strove some familiar features to behold; While fancy aided memory:--" Man!...

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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. 1839 edition. Excerpt: ...shore; But forty years were past, and then there came A worn-out man with wither'd limbs and lame, His mind opp...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:66 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.14 inPublished:April 21, 2013Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217306780

ISBN - 13:9780217306782

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