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book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not
illustrated. 1878 edition. Excerpt: ... should I add to this dark
catalogue? Who would believe it? The sonorous trumpet Speaks to my
ears in an appalling voice; And fills the heart of Saul with deep
dismay. Thou seest clearly that Saul's tottering house Is desolate,
bereft of all its splendor; Thou seest that God hath cast me off
forever. That selfsame voice, Imperative and visionary voice, Which
as a youth my nightly slumbers broke, When I in privacy securely
lived Far from the throne, and all aspiring thoughts For sundry
nights hath that same voice been heald In menacing, denunciatory
tones; Like the deep murmur of the stormy waves, Thundering
repulsively, to me it cried, --"Depart, depart, O Saul." The sacred
aspect, The venerable aspect of the prophet, Which I had seen in
dreams before he had Made manifest that God had chosen me For
Israel's king, that Samuel, in a dream, Now with far different
aspect I behold, I, from a hollow, deep, and horrible vale, Behold
him sitting on a radiant mount: David is humbly prostrate at his
feet: The.holy prophet on his forehead pours The consecrated oil:
with the other hand Stretched to my head, a hundred cubits length,
He snatches from my brow the royal crown, And would replace it on
the brow of David: But wouldst thou think it? David prostrate
falls, With piteous gesture, at the prophet's feet, Refusing to
receive it; and he weeps, And cries, and intercedes so fervently,
That he refits it on my head at last. Vittorio Alfieri. Tr. C.
Lloyd. Oilead, the Mount. MOUNT GILEAB. ON Gilead's hills a voice
of wail is heard, Tis not the sighing wind or plaining bird; Where
yon cool fountain flows, beneath the shade Of arching willows sits
the Hebrew maid: Young girls around her raise those cries of woe,
But from sweet Miriam's lips no...
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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
||246 x 189 x 3mm (L x W x T)
||Paperback - Trade
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