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Página 73 - Shall help the finder through the purging flame, And give his toasted feet a place to rest on. Accordingly, they make a mighty fuss With every wretched tract and fierce oration, And hoard the leaves ; for they are not, like us, A highly...
Página 194 - He who observes it, ere he passes on, Gazes his fill, and comes and comes again, That he may call it up when far away. She sits, inclining forward as to speak, Her lips half open, and her finger up, As though she said,
Página 74 - Were the hard portion of its sons and daughters: And yet, where they who should have ope'd the door Of charity and light, for all men's finding, Squabbled for words upon the altar-floor, And rent the Book, in struggles for the binding. The gentlest man among these pious Turks, God's living image ruthlessly defaces; Their best high-churchman, with no faith in works, Bowstrings the Virtues in the market-places: The Christian Pariah, whom both sects curse (They curse all other men, and curse each other),...
Página 73 - And hoard the leaves — for they are not, like us, A highly civilized and thinking nation : And, always stooping in the miry ways To look for matter of this earthly leaven, They seldom, in their dust-exploring days, Have any leisure to look up to Heaven. So have I known a country on the earth Where darkness sat upon the living waters, And brutal ignorance, and toil, and dearth Were the hard portion of its sons and daughters : And yet, where they who should have oped the door Of charity and light,...
Página 73 - A highly civilized and thinking nation : And, always stooping in the miry ways To look for matter of this earthly leaven, They seldom, in their dust-exploring days, Have any leisure to look up to Heaven. So have I known a country on the earth Where darkness sat upon the living waters, And brutal ignorance...
Página 134 - LOSS AND GAIN. MYRIAD Roses, unregretted, perish in their vernal bloom, That the essence of their sweetness once your Beauty may perfume. Myriad Veins of richest life-blood empty forth their priceless worth, To exalt one Will imperial over spacious realms of earth. Myriad Hearts are pained and broken that one Poet may be taught To discern the shapes of passion and describe them as he ought. Myriad Minds of heavenly temper pass as passes moon or star, That one philosophic Spirit may ascend the solar...
Página 183 - Where Malvern's verdant ridges gleam Beneath the morning ray, Look eastward : see Sabrina's stream Roll rapidly away : Not even such fair scenes detain Those who are cited to the main. It may not be : yet youth returns, Who runs (we hear) as fast, And in my breast the fire that burns She promises shall last. The lord of these domains was one Who loved me like an only son.* I see the garden-walks so trim, The house-reflecting pond, I hear again the voice of him Who seldom went beyond The Roman camp's...
Página 134 - ... essence of their sweetness once your Beauty may perfume. Myriad Veins of richest life-blood empty forth their priceless worth, To exalt one Will imperial over spacious realms of earth. Myriad Hearts are pained and broken that one Poet may be taught To discern the shapes of passion and describe them as he ought. Myriad Minds of heavenly temper pass as passes moon or star, That one philosophic Spirit may ascend the solar car. Sacrifice and Self-devotion hallow earth and fill the skies, And the...
Página 134 - MYRIAD Roses, unregretted, perish in their vernal bloom, That the essence of their sweetness once your Beauty may perfume. Myriad Veins of richest life-blood empty forth their priceless worth, To exalt one Will imperial over spacious realms of earth. Myriad Hearts are pained and broken that one Poet may be taught To discern the shapes of passion and describe them as he ought. Myriad Minds of heavenly temper pass as passes moon or star, That one philosophic Spirit may ascend the solar car. Sacrifice...
Página 8 - Of this world's being — with hope-tempcr'd fear I fain would read, in your sublime repose, A sanction for the humble course I steer Through the entroubled torrent that o'erflows The crumbling landmarks of our English isle. Alike in Winter's frown, or Summer's smile, In changeless Faith, like that of ancient Seer, Your steadfast gaze to Heaven is raised ; the while, From that fond aspect, blessing far and near, Run the bright streams, that spread for many a mile Gifts weired as those of Egypt's...

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