Daphne and Other Poems (Google eBook)

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Macmillan, 1891 - English poetry - 522 pages
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Page 523 - THE GOLDEN TREASURY OF THE BEST SONGS AND LYRICAL POEMS IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE. Selected and arranged, with Notes, by FRANCIS TURNER PALGRAVE.
Page 345 - I TOO remember, in the after years, The long-hair'd Niobe, when she was old, Sitting alone, without the city gates, Upon the ground; alone she sat, and mourn'd. Her watchers, mindful of her royal state, Her widowhood, and sorrows, follow'd her Far off, when she went forth, to be alone In lonely places; and at set of sun They won her back by some fond phantasy, By telling her some tale of the gone days Of her dear lost ones, promising to show her Some faded garland, or some broken toy, Dusty and dim,...
Page 346 - ... Making the starry roof of heaven tremble With her lament, and agony, and all The crowned Gods in their high tabernacles Sigh unawares, and think upon their deeds. Her guardians let her wander at her will, For all could weep for her ; had she not been The first and fairest of that sunny land, And bless'd with all things ; doubly crown'd with power And beauty, doubly now discrown'd and fallen ? Oh ! none would harm her, only she herself ; And chiefly then when they would hold her back, And sue...
Page 523 - THE POETICAL WORKS OF JOHN KEATS. Reprinted from the Original Editions, with Notes by FRANCIS TURNER PALGRAVE Large paper Edition.
Page 349 - Then her mood Would veer to madness, like a windy change That brings up thunder, and she rais'd her voice, Crying, " And yet they are not, they who were, And never more shall be ! accursed dreams ! " And, suddenly becoming motionless, The bright hue from her cheeks and forehead pass'd, And full of awful resignation, fixing Her large undazzled orbs upon the sun, She shrieked, " Strike, God, thou canst not harm me more ! " * From
Page 346 - Silverly sweet, so that the lovely tribe Were Nature's matchless treble to the last Delicious pipe, pure, warbling, dewy clear. In summer and in winter, that lorn voice Went up, like the struck spirit of this world, Making the starry roof of heaven tremble With her lament, and agony, and all The crowned Gods in their high tabernacles Sigh unawares, and think upon their deeds. Her guardians let her wander at her will, For all could weep for her ; had she not been The first and fairest of that sunny...
Page 347 - ... sigh'd and lifted up her head, And shed a few warm tears. But when he rose, And her sad eyes unclos'd before his beams, She started up with terrors in her look, That wither'd up all pity in affright, And ran about, like one with Furies torn, And rent her hair, and madly threaten'd Heaven, And...
Page 347 - ... she never smil'd, Save when a darkness pass'd across the sun, And blotted out from her entranced eyes Disastrous shapes that rode upon his disk, Tyrannous visions, armed presences ; And then she sigh'd and lifted up her head, And shed a few warm tears. But when he rose, And her sad eyes...
Page 524 - Becket ; and other Poems. Collected Works. MINIATURE EDITION. A New Edition printed by R. and R. Clark of Edinburgh. The Poetical Works. 10 Vols. in a Box. 2is. The Dramatic Works. 4 Vols. in a Box. los. 6d.

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