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book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not
illustrated. 1893 edition. Excerpt: ...youthful joys, Tho' the deep
heart of existence beat forever like a boy's? Knowledge comes, but
wisdom lingers, and I linger on the shore. And the individual
withers, and the world is more and more. Knowledge comes, but
wisdom lingers, and he bears a laden breast, Full of sad
experience, moving toward the stillness of his rest. Hark, my merry
comrades call me, sounding on the bugle-horn, They to whom my
foolish passion were a target for their scorn: Shall it not be
scorn to me to harp on such a moulderd string? I am shamed thro'
all my nature to have loved so slight a thing. Weakness to be wroth
with weakness woman's pleasure, woman's pain--Nature made them
blinder motions bounded in a shallower brain: Woman is the lesser
man, and all thy passions, match'd with mine, Are as moonlight unto
sunlight, and as water unto wine--Here at least, where nature
sickens, nothing. Ah, for some retreat Deep in yonder shining
Orient, where my life began to beat; Where in wild Mahratta-battle
fell my father evilstarrd;--I was left a trampled orphan, and a
selfish uncle's ward. Or to burst all links of habit--there to
wander far away. On from island unto island at the gateways of the
day. Larger constellations burning, mellow moons and happy skies,
Breadths of tropic shade and palms in cluster, knots of Paradise.
Never comes the trader, never floats an European flag, Slides the
bird o'er lustrous woodland, swings the trailer from the crag;
Droops the heavy-blossom'd bower, hangs the heavyfruited
tree--Summer isles of Eden lying in dark-purple spheres of sea.
There methinks would be enjoyment more than in this march of mind,
In the steamship, in the railway, in the thoughts that shake
mankind. There the passions cramp'd no longer shall have scope
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