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Clytemnestra, the Earl's Return, the Artist, and Other Poems (Paperback) Loot Price: R435
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Clytemnestra, the Earl's Return, the Artist, and Other Poems (Paperback): Edward Robert Lytton

Clytemnestra, the Earl's Return, the Artist, and Other Poems (Paperback)

Edward Robert Lytton

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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. 1855. Excerpt: ... 'Now I am the strongest least.' Sad the woman been wiser when she was queen The lion had never been Icing, I ween. But ever since storms began to lower Beauty on earth hath been second to Power." And this is the song that the Minstrel sung, "With the silver hair and the golden tongue, Who sung by night in the grim Earl's hall. And they held him in reverence one and all. xxvm. And so she died--the pale-faced girl. And, for nine days after that, the Earl Fumed and fret, and raved and swore, Pacing up and down the chamber-floor, And tearing his black beard as be went In the fit of his sullen discontent. And tbe Seneschal said it was fearful to hear him; And not even the weather-worn Warden went near him; And the shock-headed Pages huddled ancar, And bit their white lips till they bled, for fear. XXIX. But at last he bade them lift her lightly, And bury her by the gray sea shore, Where the winds that blew from her own land nightly Might wail round her grave thro' the wild rocks hoar. So they lifted her lightly at dead of night, And bore her down by the long torch-light--Lank-hair'd faces, sallow and keen, That burn'd out of the glassy pools between The splashing sands which, as they plunged thro', The coffin-lead weigh'd them down into; And their feet, as they pluck'd them up, left pits Which the water ooz'd into and out of by fits----And so to the deep-mouth'd bay's black brim, Where the pale priests, all white-stoled and dim, Lifted the cross and chaunted the hymn, That hersoul mighthave peacewhenherbonesweredust, And her name be written among the Just. The Warden walked after the Seneschal grim; And the shock-headed Pages walk'd after him: And with mattock and spade a grave was made, Where they carved the cross, and they wrote her name, And, returning each...


Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: February 2012
First published: February 2012
Authors: Edward Robert Lytton
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 3mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 64
ISBN-13: 978-1-151-08220-6
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-151-08220-1
Barcode: 9781151082206

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