Chastelard: A Tragedy

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Edward Moxon, 1865 - 219 pages
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Page 31 - Between the sunset and the sea My love laid hands and lips on me ; Of sweet came sour, of day came night, Of long desire came brief delight : Ah love, and what thing came of thee Between the sea-downs and the sea ? Between the sea-mark and the sea Joy grew to grief, grief grew to me ; Love turned to tears, and tears to fire, And dead delight to new desire ; Love's talk, love's touch there seemed to be Between the sea-sand and the sea.
Page iii - Two YEARS BEFORE THE MAST." DANA'S SEAMAN'S MANUAL; containing a Treatise on Practical Seamanship, with Plates ; a Dictionary of Sea Terms ; Customs and Usages of the Merchant Service ; Laws relating to the Practical Duties of Master and Mariners.
Page 201 - ... you ; I cannot tell what love shall do with these, But I for all my love shall have no might To help you more, mine arms and hands no power To fasten on you more. This cleaves my heart, That they shall never touch your body more. But for your grief — you will not have to grieve ; For being in such poor eyes so beautiful It must needs be as God is more than I So much more love he hath of you than mine ; Yea, God shall not be bitter with my love. Seeing she is so sweet. QUEEN...
Page 31 - I saw them come and saw them flee Between the sea-foam and the sea. Between the sea-strand and the sea Love fell on sleep, sleep fell on me; The first star saw twain turn to one Between the moonrise and the sun; The next, that saw not love, saw me Between the sea-banks and the sea.
Page 202 - The shadow of your pity for my death, Mere foolishness of pity: all sweet moods Throw out such little shadows of themselves, Leave such light fears behind. You, die like me ? Stretch your throat out that I may kiss all round Where mine shall be cut through...
Page 103 - If I could kiss my heart's root out on you, You would taste love hid at the core of me. Chastelard. Kiss me twice more This beautiful bowed head That has such hair with kissing ripples in, And shivering soft eyelashes and brows With fluttered blood ; but laugh a little, sweetly, That I may see your...
Page 214 - Nay, not sad a whit, But like a man who losing gold or lands Should lose a heavy sorrow; his face set, The eyes not curious to the right or left, And reading in a book, his hands unbound, With short fleet smiles. The whole place catches breath, Looking at him ; she seems at point to speak : Now she lies back, and laughs, with her brows drawn And her lips drawn too. Now they read his crime. I see the laughter tightening her chin : Why do you bend your body, and draw breath ? They will not slay him...
Page 201 - You never will be loved thus in your life. QUEEN. It may be man will never love me more ; For I am sure I shall not love man twice. CHASTELARD. ' I know not: men must love you in life's spite ; For you will always kill them ; man by man Your lips will bite them dead ; yea, though you would, You shall not spare one ; all will die of you ; I cannot tell what love shall do with these, But I for all my love shall have no might To help you more, mine arms and hands no power To fasten on you more.

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