Gabrielle [and other verses]. (Google eBook)

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J. Ebers, 1829 - Mountains in literature - 136 pages
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Page 112 - Unwarm'd by thy eyes' bright beam. And the lists to me bring no victory But by spell of thy magic name. " When I couch my lance, I see thee advance, And direct it to my foe ; When faint grows my stroke, I thy name invoke, And it nerves my falchion's blow ; No laurels I wear but for thee, my fair, No hopes in my bosom spring — And I give no prayer where thou dost not share My heart's whole offering." In the eloquence of her dark eyes...
Page 109 - Gazul drcst in a snow-white vest Mounted his courser fleet ; With purple and green and in golden sheen His trappings and harness shone, Stately and loud and with champings proud Caracoll'd his brave steed on. At a mansion high with a balcony, Where a form of beauty stood Like an angel fair in the clear blue air On an errand of mortal good ; Gazul checks his rein, for the pride of Spain Was there in her matchless grace : On his soul she gleams, as the sun's first beams O'er a soft cloud's silvery...
Page 131 - Cependant beaucoup d'air, un grand espace, s'offraient encore à mon imagination vagabonde et romantique. Combien de fois, de ma fenêtre exposée au nord , j'ai contemplé avec émotion les vastes déserts du ciel, sa voûte superbe, azurée, magnifiquement dessinée, depuis le levant bleuâtre, loin derrière le Pont-au-Change, jusqu'au couchant, dorée d'une brillante couleur aurore derrière les arbres du Cours et les maisons de Chaillot! Je ne manquais pas d'employer ainsi quelques...
Page 107 - ... might have bought his power — What worth in the fire of thirst could be The purple pomp of his sovereignty ! But no cooling cup from river or spring To relieve his want can his servants bring, And he cries, " Are there none in my train or state, Will fetch me the water of Bethlehem gate ?" Then three of his warriors, the "mighty three...
Page 133 - Who that hath seen these splendours roll, And gazed on this majestic scene, But sigh'd to 'scape the world's control, Spurning its pleasures poor and mean, To burst the bonds that bind the soul, And pass the gulf that yawn'd between? t Our readers will, perhaps, remark the striking coincidence between the last of these stanzas and some lines uf the brilliant moonlight scene in the
Page 111 - From the gallant fete and in downcast state He back t'ward Granada hies, While the sorrow and pain that madden his brain Gush forth in his humid eyes. But the fairest frame that may chill love's flame With the fear of a rival's art, Will ofttimes see that, like ghaunt envy, She preys on her own torn heart. Ere evening was near, after many a tear Paid by burning love to pride, Zelinda once more from her chamber-door Calls her page to her couch's side. — " My eyes overflow, haste, my dear page, go...
Page 111 - Then she call'd him back as fast As her pride prevail'd and love's impulse fail'd, But she sent him away at last The moon slept sweet on San Lucar's street, And the trembling stars were bright, When the lover stole to the maid of his soul, Through the shades of that lovely night To the gate he is come, where the...
Page 112 - d sooner die by my enemy, Or suffer the Christian yoke, Than day by day drag my life away Unwarm'd by thy eyes' bright beam, And the lists to me bring no victory, But by spell of thy magic name. " When I couch my lance, I see thee advance, And direct it...
Page 130 - Multi illum pueri, multae optavere puellae: Idem cum tenui carptus defloruit ungui, Nulli illum pueri, nullae optavere puellae: Sic virgo, dum intacta manet, dum cara suis est; Cum castum amisit polluto corpore florem, Nec pueris iocunda manet, nec cara puellis.
Page 135 - ... grotto, terminating in a dome of bold construction. This fairy dwelling, this enchanted residence, or cave of Fancy is the source of the Arveron, and of the gold which is found in the Arve; And if we add to all this rich variety, the ringing tinkling sound of water dropping from its sides, with...

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