The Finer Spirit: And Other Poems

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At the Sign of the Unicorn, 1900 - 32 pages

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Page 32 - Audrey AUDREY knoweth naught of books, Naught to captivate the wise : But the soul of goodness looks Through the quiet of her eyes. She can bake and she can knit, Cunningly she wields the broom, All her pleasure is to sit In a neatly order'd room .... Touchstone, shaping a career, Shines at each exclusive house : — ' Such a clever man, my dear, ' Tied to — just " a country mouse ! " ' Married ere he dreamed of us, Ere he knew what gifts he had — Strange that Fate should yoke him thus, And very,...
Page viii - She called to me across the flood Of finish'd years, " Believe, thy blood Which runs a living faith in good!" She called to me out of the still And molten noon, " Believe thy will Which, having force, would banish ill!
Page i - ... poem of sustained merit throughout its thirty-six verses, full of earnest thought, and revealing a sure command over choice word and phrase. Nobly conceived, the poem is also notable for its admirable and faultless rhythm. The manner of " The Finer Spirit " may be judged from the following lines : I saw the painted worlds go by, And wonder'd what great good could lie Beneath that dreadful pageantry. What lamp of excellent brimming light Hath kept the immemorial night, And watches on, in Time's...
Page 24 - It is in starry white, With brows and breasts of snow, That my Love goes." " Red Rose," which has sacred and profane love as its theme, is a poem of charming simplicity, which reveals a wonderful command of imagery and a sure eye for beauty. Of the first and second issues of this poem over two thousand copies were sold. An Englishman's Love Letters, published anonymously...
Page 30 - Leapt like the flame from smitten steel, And, to himself revealed, he stood A buttress of the commonweal.

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