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Page 458 - FALK (with a smile to the whole company). I go to scale the Future's possibilities ! Farewell ! [Softly to Svanhild. God bless thee, bride of my life's dawn, Where'er I be, to nobler deed thou'lt wake me. [Waves his hat and follows the Students. SVANHILD [Looks after him a moment, then says, softly but firmly : Now over is my life, by lea and lawn, The leaves are falling ; — now the world may take me.
Page 458 - And seek an opening in a ladies' school. MRS. HALM. I cultivate my Anna's capabilities — GULDSTAD. • [Gravely.] An unromantic poem I mean to make Of one who only lives for duty's sake. FALK. [With a smile to the whole company.] I go to scale the Future's possibilities! Farewell! [Softly to SVANHILD. God bless thee, bride of my life's dawn. Where'er I be, to nobler deed thou'lt wake me. [Waves his hat and follows the STUDENTS.
Page 189 - Most of them were of a personal nature, and these were probably the most decisive; but it undoubtedly had its significance that I happened just at this time to make a careful study of Landstad's collection of Norwegian ballads, published two years previously. My mood of the moment was more in harmony with the literary romanticism of the Middle Ages than with the deeds of the Sagas, with poetical than with prose composition, with the word-melody of the ballad than with the characterisation of the...