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Poems Descriptive, Dramatic, Legendary and Contemplative; Norman Maurice. Atalantis. Tales and Traditions of the South. the City of the Silent (Paperback) Loot Price: R406
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Poems Descriptive, Dramatic, Legendary and Contemplative; Norman Maurice. Atalantis. Tales and Traditions of the South. the...
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Poems Descriptive, Dramatic, Legendary and Contemplative; Norman Maurice. Atalantis. Tales and Traditions of the South. the City of the Silent (Paperback)

William Gilmore Simms

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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. 1853 Excerpt: ...glory that crown'd us, And the odor that makes us a living delight.' And when the warm blessings of summer stream on us, Our winglets of silk we unfold to the air; Leaping upward in joy to the spirit that won us, ' And made us the tenants of regions so fair. Atal. The ocean hath no calm like what is here--And, if the waters might unfold to us, There hath been fearful strife upon their waves. Here come its tokens. These are broken spars From some tall ship, that lately sped along, As oft-times I have seen them, with a grace And majesty becoming in a queen Ruling a thousand seas. It is a game Onesimarch delights in, to destroy The goodly creatures that do dwell in them--Shaped like ourselves, though little taught to cope-In knowledge with ourselves. Inferior things Of lower grade, who, when we have become The tenants and possessors of a realm Now far beyond our state, shall rise to ours, As we enjoy it now. But what is here, Grasping a shaft, and lifelessly spread out? Seeing the body qf Leon. Nea. One of the creatures of that goodly barque, --Perchance, the only one of many men, That, from their distant homes, went forth in her, And here have perish'd. Atal. There is life in him;--His bosom swells, methinks, beneath my hand, --t With fitful pulse--most faint--now here--now gone Alas I fear it may not come again. How very young he is--how beautiful --Made with a matchless sense of what is true In manly grace and. mortal elegance; And features, rounded in as soft a mould As our own, Nea. Nea. His eye unfolds. Atal. Ah Stand aside, girl, and let me look on him. I see not that he wakes. Nea. But now he did. Atal. Alas he sleeps in death How pitiful That one so young, and princely in his port, Should fall so soon a victim. He hath been, I doubt not, a great nob...

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Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: May 2012
First published: May 2012
Authors: William Gilmore Simms
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 6mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 104
ISBN-13: 978-1-235-94836-7
Barcode: 9781235948367
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LSN: 1-235-94836-6

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