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Carmina Crucis (Paperback) Loot Price: R210
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Carmina Crucis (Paperback): Dora Greenwell
Carmina Crucis (Paperback): Dora Greenwell

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Carmina Crucis (Paperback)

Dora Greenwell

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1869 edition. Excerpt: ... OH, AMIABLE, LOVELY DEATH "' I HE Spring was cold and tardy; with the.. Summer came a lingering blight; now it is Autumn the flowers bloom. "From the garden rises a heavy odour, the scent of flowers or of wine; is it of the rose?" "No she is long ago faded." "It is of the clove, that says, 'Love was given me for a treasure; I guarded it well, and lo, it has broken my heart.'" "Are these the trailing wreaths of the woodbine, the wood-bine warm and dusk as a night of summer that crept through and through the blossomed hedge-rows, wooing the sweet-brier to her clasp?" "These are the tendrils of the passion-flower, dim of hue and scentless, the passion-flower that loves but does not woo; she carries in her heart the tokens of an eternal torture." "What is this fair blossom that floats downward so lightly? did it fall from the almond-scented hawthorn that the children loitered in the lanes to gather? they brought it home in boughs and garlands." "It fell from the death-struck jessamine, loosened from its dark foliage; wouldst thou carry its spray in thy hand, or wear it awhile on thy bosom? the flowers drop to earth like falling stars. "Yet thou art fair, my garden; bloom, bloom out thy little hour, soon the Winter comes. "Let the sworded lilies, blood-red, death-pale, flash in the broad light of noon, and let the sunflower droop upon its golden stalk." I Heard a sound as of a parting that was all but eternal, of sobs and of farewell kisses, and through them all went a sigh so deep that no other sigh could follow it. I saw a tear gather slowly beneath a darkening; OH, AMIABLE, LOVELY DEATH 31 eyelid; but before it fell, it was wiped away by the hand of God. The spirit hung for a moment above the clay it was deserting; it was free, it was happy, yet...


Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: July 2012
First published: July 2012
Authors: Dora Greenwell
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 1mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 20
ISBN-13: 978-1-151-50843-0
Barcode: 9781151508430
Categories: Promotions
Books > Humanities > History
Books > Humanities > History > General
Books > History > General
LSN: 1-151-50843-8

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