Urbain Grandier, and other poems

Paperback | February 4, 2012

byM E. Landon

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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. 1862. Excerpt: ... THE WONDROUS HARP AND GLASS. Oh! lonely was my castled home, Its walls were wide and cold, Its painted roofs and tap'stried walls The prey of worm and mould. Warm summer's ambient air without Pierced not the leafy screen Of matted ivy wreathing o'er Gray stones, a mantle green. A stalwart soldier's only child, Who paid for glory with his blood, His fame rings through our valleys wild; By mountain stream, by dell, by wood, D I ponder'd o'er my father's fame--I ponder'd o'er my wasting youth--And was my heritage the same? Such valourous deeds, such knightly truth, A young tree rising green and tall Above the rest--by storm unbent, No blight upon its houghs might fall, Shelter'd in peace and home content. I had heard fearful tales of war, Of widow's tears, of orphan's woe, Whose influence, like a baleful star, Spread pestilence and death below. I had heard tales of castles burning, Of love-lorn maidens weeping lone, Of warriors red from field returning, Proud, wrathful, and unfeeling grown. I tunTd away from thoughts like these, Yet could not still my beating heart, And weary of bright birds and trees, I panted for a nobler part. Oh! how unworthy seenVd my life, Now gliding on in sensual ease--There is no victory without strife--No crown without its agonies. I wander' d forth to the forest lone, The sun set red and bright, Leaning upon a cross of stone, I watch'd its mellow light Pour golden vapour o'er the trees, And o'er the flowers fair, But darker in my lonely heart Gloom'd the grim shadows there. I flung myself on the green turf down, And bitterly I wept, Till the cloud of grief from my soul was gone, And exhausted nature slept. "While a dream came down on my sleeping eyes, That was fair as a vision of Paradise, I saw fountains more bright than the opal...

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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. 1862. Excerpt: ... THE WONDROUS HARP AND GLASS. Oh! lonely was my castled home, Its walls were wide and cold, Its painted roofs and tap'stried wa...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:24 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.05 inPublished:February 4, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217141781

ISBN - 13:9780217141789

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