Sunward

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Chatto & Windus, 1924 - 318 pages
 

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Page 167 - ... dead many times, and learned the secrets of the grave ; and has been a diver in deep seas, and keeps their fallen day about her ; and trafficked for strange webs with Eastern merchants; and, as Leda, was the mother of Helen of Troy, and, as Saint Anne, the mother of Mary ; and all this has been to her but as the sound of lyres and flutes, and lives only in the delicacy with which it has moulded the changing lineaments, and tinged the eyelids and the hands.
Page 37 - Mine be a cot beside the hill; A bee-hive's hum shall soothe my ear; A willowy brook that turns a mill, With many a fall shall linger near. The swallow, oft, beneath my thatch Shall twitter from her clay-built nest; Oft shall the pilgrim lift the latch, And share my meal, a welcome guest. Around my ivied porch shall spring Each fragrant flower that drinks the dew; And Lucy, at her wheel, shall sing In...
Page 173 - Windsor, thou didst swear to me then, as I was washing thy wound, to marry me and make me my lady thy wife.
Page 272 - Our bugles sound gayly. To horse and away ! And over the mountains breaks the day ; Then ho ! brothers, ho ! for the ride or the fight, There are deeds to be done ere we slumber to-night ! And whether we fight or whether we fall By...
Page 83 - The sketching clubs up and down the country might form the nucleus of such a society, provided all professional men were rigorously excluded. As for the old masters, the better plan would be never even to look at one of them, and to consign Raffaelle, along with Plato, Marcus Aurelius Antoninus, Dante, Goethe, and two others, neither of them Englishmen, to limbo, as the Seven Humbugs of Christendom. While we are about it, let us leave off talking about
Page 248 - SOUTH SUN AND BRIMMING SEA IS it because of some dear grace, That my dead fathers earned for me, I meet the South sun face to face, And drink her brimming sea ? O you were scourged at the stake ; the cross Held out your arms to the crude sky, That I should glean out of your loss A so sweet harveStry. Yours the chaff and mine the corn, O fruitless harvesters. Forgive, my dead and my unborn, These joys and those your tears. There are no present benisons Not...
Page 60 - Carisenda 136 sotto il chinato, quando un nuvol vada sopr' essa si che ella incontro penda : tal parve Anteo a me che stava a bada 139 di vederlo chinare, e fu tal ora ch...
Page 248 - ... because of some dear grace, That my dead fathers earned for me, I meet the South sun face to face, And drink her brimming sea ? O you were scourged at the stake ; the cross Held out your arms to the crude sky, That I should glean out of your loss A so sweet harveStry. Yours the chaff and mine the corn, O fruitless harvesters. Forgive, my dead and my unborn, These joys and those your tears. There are no present benisons Not bought with tears wept by dead men ; Nor such as fail in our sons' sons...
Page 140 - Just as one plucks a leaf or flower and drops it between the pages of a book he is reading to remind him on some future occasion, when by chance he finds it again on opening the book at some future time, of the scene, the place, the very mood of the moment
Page 272 - My omelette devoured, and much amiable conversation having passed between us, I made for the door. ' Pardon me,' she exclaimed. ' Pardon me, one moment. It isn't often that we people from Oklahoma have the opportunity outside a lecture-room of meeting an English poet face to face.

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