Tupper's Complete Poetical Works; Containing "proverbial Philosophy," "a Thousand Lines," "hactenus…

Paperback | May 17, 2012

byMartin Farquhar Tupper

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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. 1860 Excerpt: ...the brain, and set its inmate free, Behold, the maniacs and embryos stand in their place intelligent. That solvent eatcth away all dross, leaving the gold intact: Matter lingereth in the retort, spirit hath flown to the receiver: And lo, that recipient of the spirits, it is some aerial world, An oasis midway on the desert space, separating earth from heaven, A prison-house for essences incorporate, a limbus vague and wild, Tartarus for evil, and Paradise for good, that intermediate Hades. O Death, what art thou? a Lawgiver that never altereth. Fixing the consummating seal, whereby the deeds of life become estab-lished; O Death, what art thou? a ster n and silent usher, Leading to the judgment for Eternity, after the trial scene of time; O Death, what art thou? an husbandman, tliat reapeth always, Out of season, as in season, with the sickle in his hand: O Death, what art thou? the shadow unto every substance,. In the bower as in the battle, haunting night and day: O Death, what art thou? nurse of dreamless slumbers Freshening the fevered flesh to a wakefulness eternal: O Death, what art thou? strange and solemn Alchymist, Elaborating life's elixir from these clayey crucibles: O Death, what art thou 7 antitype of nature's marvels, The seed and dormant chrysalis bursting into energy anu glory. Thou calm, safe anchorage for the shattered hulls of men,--Thou snot of gelid shade, after the hot-breathed desert,--Thou silent waiting-hall, where Adam meeteth with his children..--How full of dread, how full of hope, loometh inevitable Death: Of dread, for atl have sinned; of hope, for One hath saved; The dread is drowned in joy, the hope is filled with immortality!--l'ass along, pilgrim of life, go to thy grave unfearing, The terrors are bu. shadows now that haunt t...

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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. 1860 Excerpt: ...the brain, and set its inmate free, Behold, the maniacs and embryos stand in their place intelligent. That solvent eatcth away a...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:150 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.32 inPublished:May 17, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217651291

ISBN - 13:9780217651295

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