The Story Of Justin Martyr, And Other Poems

Paperback | February 8, 2012

byRichard Chenevix Trench

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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.1835 Excerpt: ... THE MONK AND BIRD. I. As he who finds one flower sharp thorns among, Plucks it, and highly prizes, though before Careless regard on thousands he has flung, As fair'as this or more; Ii. Not otherwise perhaps this argument Won from me, where I found it, such regard, That I esteemed no labour thereon spent As wearisome or hard. III. In huge and antique volume did it lie, That by two solemn clasps was duly bound, As neither to be opened or laid by But with due thought profound. IV. There fixed thought to questions did I lend, Which hover on the bounds of mortal ken, And have perplexed, and will unto the end Perplex the brains of men; v. Of what is time, and what eternity, Of all that seems and is not--forms of things--Till my tired spirit followed painfully On flagging weary wings. VI. So that I welcomed this one resting-place, Pleased as a bird, that when its forces fail, Lights panting in the ocean's middle space Upon a sunny sail. VII. And now the grace of fiction, which has power To render things impossible believed, And win them with the credence of an hour To be for truths received--VIII. That grace must help me, as it only can, Winning such transient credence, while I tell What to a cloistered solitary man In ancient times befel. IX. Him little might our earthly grandeur feed, Who to the uttermost was vowed to be A follower of his Master's barest need, In holy poverty. x. Nor might he know the gentle mutual strife Of home affections, which can more or less Temper with sweet the bitter of our life,--4 lighten its distress. XI. Yet we should err to deem that he was left To bear alone our being's lonely weight, Or that his soul was vacant and bereft Of pomp and inward state: XII. Morn, when before the sun his orb unshrouds, Swift as a beacon torch the light...

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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.1835 Excerpt: ... THE MONK AND BIRD. I. As he who finds one flower sharp thorns among, Plucks it, and highly prizes, though before Careless regard...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:28 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.06 inPublished:February 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217609066

ISBN - 13:9780217609067

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