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(without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.
1901 edition. Excerpt: ...calls the sun. Come, though all heaven
again be fire above thee; Though death before thee come to clear
thy sky; Let us but see in his thy face who love thee; Yea, though
thou slay us, arise, and let us die. HERTHA. I Am that which began;
Out of me the years roll; Out of me God and man; I am equal and
whole; God changes, and man, and the form of them bodily; I am the
soul. Before ever land was, Before ever the sea, Or soft hair of
the grass, Or fair limbs of the tree, Or the flesh-coloured fruit
of my branches, I was, and thy soul was in me. First life on my
sources First drifted and swam; Out of me are the forces That save
it or damn; Out of me man and woman, and wild-beast and bird:
before God was, I am. Beside or above me Nought is there to go;
Love or unlove me, Unknow me or know, I am that which unloves me
and loves; I am stricken, and I am the blow. I the mark that is
missed And the arrows that miss, I the mouth that is kissed And the
breath in the kiss, The search, and the sought, and the seeker, the
soul and the body that is. I am that thing which blesses My spirit
elate; That which caresses With hands uncreate My limbs unbegotten
that measure the length of the measure of fate. But what thing dost
thou now, Looking Godward, to cry "I am I, thou art thou, I am low,
thou art high?" I am thou, whom thou seekest to find him; find thou
but thyself, thou art I. I the grain and the furrow, The
plough-cloven clod And the ploughshare drawn thorough, The germ and
the sod, The deed and the doer, the seed and the sower, the dust
which is God. Hast thou known how I fashioned thee, Child,
underground? Fire that impassioned thee, Iron that bound, Dim
changes of water, what thing of all these hast thou known of or
found? Canst thou say in thine heart...
|Country of origin:
Algernon Charles Swinburne
||246 x 189 x 5mm (L x W x T)
||Paperback - Trade
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