Three Books of Song

Paperback | February 3, 2012

byHenry Wadsworth Longfellow

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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. 1872. Excerpt: ... FINALE. "Nunc plavdite!" the Student cried, When he had finished; "now applaud, As Eoman actors used to say At the conclusion of a play "; And rose, and spread his hands abroad, And smiling bowed from side to side, As one who bears the palm away. And generous was the applause and loud, But less for him than for the sun, That even as the tale was done Burst from its canopy of cloud, And lit the landscape with the Maze Of afternoon on autumn days, And filled the room with light, and made The fire of logs a painted shade. A sudden wind from out the west Blew all its trumpets loud and shrill; The windows rattled" with the blast, The oak-trees shouted as it passed, And straight, as if by fear possessed, The cloud encampment on the hill Broke up, and fluttering flag and tent Vanished into the firmament, And down the valley fled amain The rear of the retreating rain. Only far up in the blue sky A mass of clouds, like drifted snow Suffused with a faint Alpine glow, Was heaped together, vast and high, On which a shattered rainbow hung, Not rising like the ruined arch Of some aerial aqueduct, But like a roseate garland plucked From an Olympian god, and flung Aside in his triumphal march Like prisoners from their dungeon gloom, Like birds escaping from a snare, Like school-boys at the hour of play, All left at once the pent-up room, And rushed into the open air; And no more tales were told that day. BOOK SECOND. JUDAS MACCABEUS C JUDAS MACCABEUS. ACT I. The Citadel of Antiochus at Jerusalem. SCENE I. Antiochus; Jason. ANTIOCHUS. 0 Antioch, my Antioch, my city! Queen of the East! my solace, my delight! The dowry of my sister Cleopatra When she was wed to Ptolemy, and now Won back and made more wonderful by me! 1 love thee, and I long to be once more Among the players...

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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. 1872. Excerpt: ... FINALE. "Nunc plavdite!" the Student cried, When he had finished; "now applaud, As Eoman actors used to say At the conclusion ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:26 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.05 inPublished:February 3, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217901905

ISBN - 13:9780217901901

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