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The Earthly Paradise; A Poem Volume 1 (Paperback) Loot Price: R256
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The Earthly Paradise; A Poem Volume 1 (Paperback): William Morris
The Earthly Paradise; A Poem Volume 1 (Paperback): William Morris

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The Earthly Paradise; A Poem Volume 1 (Paperback)

William Morris

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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. 1896 edition. Excerpt: ...Michael been, Nor had he left the meadows green Dotted about with spreading trees, And fresh with sun and rain and breeze, For those mirk woods, and now his eyes Gazed round about for mysteries. Since many an old wife's tale he knew; Huge woodcutters in raiment blue, The remnant of a mighty race. The ancient masters of the place, And hammering trolls he looked to see. And dancers of the faerie, Who, as the ancient stories told, In front were lovely to behold, But empty shells seen from behind. So on they rode until the wind Had died out, stifled by the trees, And Michael 'mid those images Of strange things made alive by fear, Grew drowsy in the forest drear; Nor noted how the time went past Until they nigh had reached at last The borders of the spruce-tree wood; And with a tingling of the blood Samuel bethought him of the day When turned about the other way He carried him he rode with now. For the firs ended on the brow Of a rough gravelly hill, and there Lay a small valley nowise fair Beneath them, clear at first of all But brake, till amid rushes tall Down in the bottom alders grew Crabbed and rough; and winding through The clayey mounds a brook there was Oozy and foul, half choked with grass. There now the Squire awhile drew rein, And noted how the ground again Rose up upon the other side, And saw a green glade opening wide Twixt oaks and hollies, and he knew Full well what place it led unto; Withal he heard the bittern's boom, And though without the fir-wood's gloom They now were come, yet red and low The sun above the trees did show, And in despite of hardihead, The old squire had a mortal dread Of lying in the wood alone When that was done that should be done. Now Michael, wakened by the wind, Clutched tighter at the belt behind, And with...


Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: July 2012
First published: July 2012
Authors: William Morris
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 5mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 88
ISBN-13: 978-1-150-99067-0
Barcode: 9781150990670
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-150-99067-8

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