The Land's end, Kynance cove, and other poems

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A. Heylin, 1858 - Cornwall (England : County) - 180 pages
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Page 181 - I thought of Chatterton, the marvellous Boy, The sleepless Soul that perished in his pride; Of Him who walked in glory and in joy Following his plough, along the mountain-side : By our own spirits are we deified : We poets in our youth begin in gladness; But thereof come in the end despondency and madness.
Page 172 - Who knows not Michael's mount and chair, the pilgrim's holy vaunt ; Both land and island twice a day, both fort and port of haunt?
Page 29 - ... that stands entirely detach'd from any other. From another Cove you have a sight of the Ocean, but agreeably interrupted on the right hand by an immense high broken Rock detached, like the former, from the Rocks which join the main Land ; and this Rock, as well as all the others, is alike enamell'd with the most beautiful Colours, and decorated with Samphire and other Sea Plants which hang down from several parts of it. It is impossible, without your Poetical Genius, to do justice to this singular...
Page 29 - Valley on foot. When we arrived at the extremity of it, a natural Arched Entrance through a vast Red Rock led us into the finest piece of Scenery that sportive Nature ever produced : on the right hand you see the boldest Rocky shore glistening with spars and mundicks, and enamelled with a thousand different hues.
Page 72 - And Jesus, knowing their thoughts, said, Wherefore think ye evil in your hearts? For whether is easier to say, Thy sins be forgiven thee ; or to say, Arise, and walk ? But that ye may know that the Son of Man hath power on earth to forgive sins, (then saith he to the sick of the palsy,) Arise, take up thy bed, and go unto thine house. And he arose, and departed to his house.
Page 16 - Of giants living in those mighty rocks, With heaps of pearl and waggon-loads of gold ; Of shining creatures coming from the sea, And making poor men richer far than kings; Of horses running swifter than the winds, And bearing fury comets on their backs; Of little pixies, wearing small red cloaks, And nightly riding timid wights to death; Of wizards changing brands to silver bars, And raising dead men from their slimy graves; Of fiery dragons rolling through the air, Uprising from old Cornwall's copper-caves;...
Page 32 - Of musing lonely by old Ocean's shore, And roaming widely through the fields of thought; While castles, towers, and palaces uprise.
Page 15 - HAUNT of the sea-bird, city of the crag, Kingdom of granite, gallery of the Muse, Poem of wonders, page for poet's eye,— Storm-brewing chamber, whence the winds are loosed That crack and tumble through the universe,— Nature's great organ-hall, where blasts of song Shiver among her...
Page 15 - And not a star look'd down upon the snow. His audience were the petted girl and boy, And on the oak-stock's end the favourite cat. Strange stories bordering on the marvellous :— How once these valleys were brim-full of tin, Before King Solomon's great fane was built, When Jews did smelt within...
Page 31 - Were dash'd with images of flowery hues; And on the rocks, like beautiful psalm-leaves, Were odes of music lovely as the light, Trill'd by the sea-nymphs in their watery robes.

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