Syrinx (Google eBook)

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Duffield, 1909 - 293 pages
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Page 66 - From too much love of living, From hope and fear set free, We thank with brief thanksgiving Whatever gods may be That no life lives for ever; That dead men rise up never; That even the weariest river Winds somewhere safe to sea.
Page 65 - Ah Love! could thou and I with Fate conspire To grasp this sorry Scheme of Things entire, Would not we shatter it to bits and then Remould it nearer to the Heart's Desire!
Page 41 - He must bow to the wittiest, kneel to the prettiest, and kiss the one he loves best.
Page 252 - You're going to marry me, and the sooner you make up your mind to it, the better.
Page 149 - And oft beneath the pitiless eye of dawn The early shepherd, summoned by the shrill Persuasive pipe of Pan, beside the rill Halting his flock, twixt parted reeds would see Her fugitive vision soon, too soon withdrawn And count that moment immortality. " That's not very original; although it's Greek enough in feeling. Who wrote the verses ? I don't seem to remember them.
Page 141 - Mirbeau, Pierre Louys and even the mysterious volume of the Arab Sheikh Nefzaoui.
Page 132 - He was the only man in the world who could influence her thought.

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