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Page 14 - Nor rest they here : fresh births of beauty wake Fresh homage ; every grade of love is past, With every mode of loveliness ; then cast Inferior idols off their borrowed crown Before a coming glory : up and down Runs arrowy fire, while earthly forms combine To throb the secret forth ; a touch divine — And the scaled eyeball owns the mystic rod : Visibly through His garden walketh God.
Page 111 - Love, tho' unloving all conceived by man — What need ! And of — none the minutest duct To that out-nature, nought that would instruct And so let rivalry begin to live — But of a Power its representative Who, being for authority the same, Communication different, should claim A course, the first chose but this last revealed — This Human clear, as that Divine concealed— What utter need ! What has Sordello found?
Page 13 - His face —Look, now he turns away ! Yourselves shall trace (The delicate nostril swerving wide and fine, A sharp and restless lip, so well combine With that calm brow) a soul fit to receive Delight at every sense ; you can believe Sordello foremost in the regal class Nature has broadly severed from her mass Of men, and framed for pleasure...
Page 2 - He stood as erect as that tent-prop, both arms stretched out wide On the great cross-support in the centre, that goes to each side. He relaxed not a muscle but hung there as, caught in his pangs And waiting his change, the king-serpent all heavily hangs, Far away from his kind, in the pine, till deliverance come With the spring-time, so agonized Saul, drear and stark, blind and dumb.
Page 2 - Here is David, thy servant!" And no voice replied. At the first I saw nought but the blackness; but soon I descried A something more black than the blackness — the vast, the upright Main prop which sustains the pavilion: and slow into sight Grew a figure against it, gigantic and blackest of all. Then a sunbeam, that burst thro