Poems, Legendary and Historical

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E. Moxon, 1844 - English poetry - 154 pages
 

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Page 60 - And it came to pass, when the evil spirit from God was upon Saul, that David took an harp, and played with his hand: so Saul was refreshed, and was well, and the evil spirit departed from him.
Page 75 - Christ? 18 (For he knew that for envy they had delivered him.) 19 When he was set down on the judgment-seat, his wife sent unto him, saying, Have thou nothing to do with that just man : for I have suffered many things this day iu a dream, because of him.
Page 122 - Then were his words serene and firm — " Dear brothers it is best That here, with perfect trust in Heaven, we give our bodies rest ; If we have borne, like faithful men, our part of toil and pain, Where'er we wake, for Christ's good sake, we shall not sleep in vain.
Page 147 - I count not time at all, A tree may rise, a tree may fall, The forest overlives us all/' A thousand years went on, and then I passed the self-same place again. And there a glorious city stood, • And, 'mid tumultuous market-cry, I asked when rose the town, where wood, Pasture and lake, forgotten lie. They heard me not, and little blame, — For them the world is as it came, And all things must be still the same. A thousand years shall pass, and then I mean to try that road again.
Page 85 - The shock was too much for him — too, too strong For that poor Reason and self-resting Pride ; And every evil fury" that had long Lain crouching in his breast leaped up and cried " Yield, yield at once, and do as others do, We are the Lords of all of them and you.
Page 16 - " Alas ! and shall I never see Home, wife, and children more ? " — "If thou art still importunate, My serfs shall nail thee to the gate. " But, when the wrathful Seigneur faced The object of his ire, The beggar raised his brow debased And armed his eyes with fire : " Whatever guise is on me now, I am a mightier Lord than thou ! " " Madman or cheat ! announce thy birth." — " That thou wilt know to-morrow.
Page 126 - He, tranced in joy, the oar laid down, And rose in careless pride, And swayed in cadence to the song The boat from side to side : Then clasping hand in loving hand, They danced a childish round, And felt as safe in that mid-lake As on the firmest ground. One poise too much ! — He headlong...
Page 35 - By what deep memory or what subtler mean Was it, that at the moment of this sight, The actual past — the statue and the scene, Stood out before him in historic light ? He knew the glorious image by its name — Venus ! the Goddess of unholy fame.

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