The Posthumous Works Of Anne Radcliffe (volume 3); To Which Is Prefixed A Memoir Of The Authoress…

Paperback | January 10, 2012

byAnn Ward Radcliffe

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1833. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CANTO I. THE ABBEY. I. Know ye that pale and ancient choir, Whose Norman tower lifts it's pinnacled spire ? Where the long Abbey-aisle extends And battled roof o'er roof ascends; Cornered with buttresses, shapely and small, That sheltered the Saint in canopied stall; And, lightened with hanging turrets fair, That so proudly their dental coronals wear, They blend with a holy, a warlike air; While they guard the Martyr's tomb beneath, And patient warriors, laid in death ? Ii. Know ye that transept's far-stretched line, Where stately turrets, more slenderly line, Each with a battlement round it's brow, Win the uplifted eye below ? How lovely peers the soft blue sky- Through their small double arch on high ! Deepening the darkness of it's shade, And seeming holier peace to spread. More grandly those turrets, mossed and hoar, Upon the crimson evening soar. Yet lovelier far their forms appear When they lift their heads in the moonlight air ; And softening bedims of languid white Tip their shadowy crowns with light. But most holy their look, when a fleecy cloud O'er them throws it's trembling shroud, Then palely thinly dies away, And leaves them to the full bright ray. Thus Sorrow fleets from Resignation's smile ; The virtue lives--the suffering dies the while. in. And, as these moonlight-towers we trace, A living look, a saintly grace Beams o'er them, when we seem to hear The midnight-hymn breathe soft and clear, As from this choir of old it rose. Each hallowed thought they seem to own, Expressed by music's heavenly tone; And patient, sad, and pale and still, As if resign'd to wait Time's will. Such choral swell and dying close Stole on the Abbot's hour of rest, Like solemn air from spirit blest, And shaped his vision of repose. The pious instinct of his soul, Not eve...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1833. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CANTO I. THE ABBEY. I. Know ye that pale and ancient choir, Whose Norman tower lifts it's pinnacled spire ? Where the long Abbey-aisl...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:58 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.12 inPublished:January 10, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217365442

ISBN - 13:9780217365444

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