Undertones by Robert Williams Buchanan

Undertones

byRobert Williams Buchanan

Paperback | February 1, 2012

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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. 1868. Excerpt: ... IX POLYPHEME'S PASSION. Ho, Silenus!--no one here! The kitchen empty, the flocks in stalls, The red fire flickering over the walls, And--a young kid spitted--dainty cheer! Ho, Silenus!--tipsy old reveller, Soft-zone-unloosener, hright-hair-disheveller, Where are you hiding, you tipsy old hound you, With your beard of a goat and your eyes of a lamb? SILENUS. Ho, Cyclops! POLYPHEME. He mocks me! Where are you, confound you? SILENUS. Patience, sweet master, here I am!--POLYPHEME. Rise! or with my great fist I'll put an end to you; The dregs of my great flagon have been warming you--You're drunk, sow-ears. I find there's no reforming you, Tho' six round moons I've tried to be a friend to you. Once more divinely warming those old veins, Chirping like grasshoppers at every pore, Foaming as warm as milk among your brains, Gushing like sunshine in your diy heart's core, Runs the pink nectar of my vines. It stains, Flowing from that bald head, this grassy floor--Too sweet for earth to drink, unmeet for thee, Fit only to be quaffed by gods like me! SILENUS. Cyclops! POLYPHEME. Jump up, then, quickly. Nay, no more. Follow me to this rocky eminence, Cool-cushion'd with the yellow moss, from whence We can at ease behold The cloud-stain'd greenness of the ocean sleek, Rounding its smooth mild waves into the creek, Speckled with sparkling jewels manifold, And, far away, one melting patch of gold. Now, sit!--Nay, nearer, higher--here, above My shoulder. Turn your face on mine, Silenus! Fear not:--being fill'd with the sweet milk of Venus, You're a fit counsellor for one in love; And, as I'm in a talking humour, why--Suppose we chat a little at our leisure. SILENT7S. With pleasure! The subject? POLYPIIEME. One alone beneath the sky, Old man, is worthy of the conversation ...

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Title:UndertonesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:38 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.08 inPublished:February 1, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217140343

ISBN - 13:9780217140348

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