Voices from the Mountains and from the Crowd by Charles MackayVoices from the Mountains and from the Crowd by Charles Mackay

Voices from the Mountains and from the Crowd

byCharles Mackay

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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. 1853. Excerpt: ... TWO MYSTERIES. Two awful mysteries compass me around, And follow me for ever as I go: I see, yet see them not. I know they are, And that they change more rapidly than thought, Yet feel 'mid variability that change, While it affects them, leaves them still the same. Sane, I enjoy them both--both are myself: Insane, I fly them, but they haunt me still: Two mysteries and yet one--one infinite. Two undistinguished points in space and time, Ever effaced and ever permanent. Two little atoms so magnificent That all the past conspired to give them birth, And all the mighty future hangs on one. My Self, my Now; God's Self, God's Now;--linked That not Eternity can disentwine One from the other. Both to be employed So that their circle evermore shall stretch Till suns, and systems, and whole firmaments Shall seem but points commensurate with them, And aye to widen ever and evermore, Nearing the throne where the Eternal sits, Is joy, love, knowledge, happiness divine--Oh that the secret of their use was mine! THE DEATH BANQUET OF THE GIRONDINS. A FRAGMENT. 'The Girondins spent the last night of their captivity in the great dungeon--that Hall of Death. The tribunal had ordered that the still warm corpse of Valaz6 should be taken back to the prison, carried on the same cart with his accomplices to the place of execution, and buried with them... The gendarmes placed the body in a corner of the prison. The Girondins, one after the other, kissed the heroic hand of their friend. They covered his face with his mantle. " To-morrow!" said they to the corpse; and they gathered their strength for the coming day. It was near midnight. The deputy Bailleul, proscribed like them but concealed in Paris, had promised to send them from without, on the day of their judgment, a last re...
Title:Voices from the Mountains and from the CrowdFormat:PaperbackDimensions:72 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.15 inPublished:January 31, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217303250

ISBN - 13:9780217303255