Sketches in Verse

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C. A. Conrad & Company, 1810 - 184 sider
 

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Side 73 - I had gazed perhaps two minutes' space, Joanna, looking in my eyes, beheld That ravishment of mine, and laughed aloud. The Rock, like something starting from a sleep, Took up the lady's voice, and laughed again ; That ancient woman seated on Helm-crag Was ready with her cavern ; Hammar-scar, And the tall steep of Silver-how, sent forth A noise of laughter ; southern Loughrigg heard, And Fairfield answered with a mountain tone ; Helvellyn far into the clear blue sky Carried the lady's voice ; old...
Side 13 - I know a bank whereon the wild thyme blows, Where ox-lips ' and the nodding violet grows ; Quite over-canopied with lush ' woodbine, With sweet musk-roses, and with eglantine...
Side 15 - Silence was pleased: now glowed the firmament With living sapphires; Hesperus that led The starry host rode brightest, till the moon, Rising in clouded majesty, at length Apparent queen unveiled her peerless light, And o'er the dark her silver mantle threw.
Side 119 - My beloved spake, and said unto me, Rise up, my love, my fair one, and come away. For, lo, the winter is past, The rain is over and gone ; The flowers appear on the earth ; The time of the singing of birds is come, And the voice of the turtle is heard in our land ; The fig tree putteth forth her green figs, And the vines with the tender grape give a good smell.
Side 69 - THERE is a Thorn — it looks so old, In truth, you'd find it hard to say How it could ever have been young, It looks so old and grey. Not higher than a two years...
Side 73 - And the tall Steep of Silver-How sent forth A noise of laughter; southern Loughrigg heard, And Fairfield answered with a mountain tone : Helvellyn far into the clear blue sky Carried the Lady's voice, — old Skiddaw blew His speaking-trumpet; — back out of the clouds Of Glaramara southward came the voice; And Kirkstone tossed it from his misty head.
Side 69 - And fiercely by the arm he took her, And by the arm he held her fast, And fiercely by the arm he shook her, And cried, "I've caught you then at last!
Side 31 - Quel vers ne tomberait au seul nom de Heusden ? Quelle muse à rimer en tous lieux disposée Oserait approcher des bords du Zuiderzée...
Side 56 - I had rather be a kitten, and cry mew Than one of these same metre ballad-mongers...
Side 31 - En vain, pour te louer, ma muse toujours prête Vingt fois de la Hollande a tenté la conquête : Ce pays , où cent murs n'ont pu te résister, Grand roi , n'est pas en vers si facile à dompter. Des villes que tu prends les noms durs et barbares N'offrent de toutes parts que syllabes bizarres ; Et , l'oreille effrayée , il faut, depuis l'Issel ' , Pour trouver un bon mot, courir jusqu'au Tessel*.

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