The Father of the Forest: And Other Poems

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John Lane, 1895 - English poetry - 71 pages
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Page 25 - scape for an hour and be free, Lo, his adventurous fancy coercing at once and provoking, Rise the unscalable walls, built with a word at the prime; Lo, immobile as statues, with pitiless faces of iron, Armed at each obstinate gate, stand the impassable guards.
Page 20 - Here to capture and prison some fugitive breath of thy descant, Thine and his own as thy roar lisped on the lips of a shell, Now while the vernal impulsion makes lyrical all that hath language, While, through the veins of the Earth, riots the ichor of Spring, While...

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