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The Poems of Richard Watson Gilder (Paperback) Loot Price: R470
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The Poems of Richard Watson Gilder (Paperback): Richard Watson Gilder

The Poems of Richard Watson Gilder (Paperback)

Richard Watson Gilder

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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.1908 Excerpt: ... AND WERE THAT BEST 9 IV--WRITTEN ON A FLY-LEAF OF "SHAKESPEARE'S SONNETS" When shall true love be love without alloy--Shine free at last from sinful circumstance When shall the canker of unheavenly chance Eat not the bud of that most heavenly joy When shall true love meet love not as a coy Retreating light that leads a deathful dance, But as a firm fixt fire that doth enhance The beauty of all beauty Will the employ Of poets ever be too well to show That mightiest love with sharpest pain doth writhe; That underneath the fair, caressing glove Hides evermore the iron hand; and tho' Love's flower alone is good, if we would prove Its perfect bloom, our breath slays like a scythe V--"AND WERE THAT BEST " And were that best, Love, dreamless, endless sleep Gone all the fury of the mortal day--The daylight gone, and gone the starry ray And were that best, Love, rest serene and deep Gone labor and desire; no arduous steep To climb, no songs to sing, no prayers to pray, No help for those who perish by the way, No laughter 'mid our tears, no tears to weep And were that best, Love, sleep with no dear dream, Nor memory of anything in life--Stark death that neither help nor hurt can know O, rather, far, the sorrow-bringing gleam, The living day's long agony and strife Rather strong love in pain; the waking woe VI--"THERE IS NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN" There is nothing new under the sun; There is no new hope or despair; The agony just begun Is as old as the earth and the air. My secret soul of bliss Is one with the singing stars, And the ancient mountains miss No hurt that my being mars. I know as I know my life, I know as I know my pain, That there is no lonely strife, That he is mad who.would gain A separate balm for his woe, A single pity and cover; The one g...


Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: February 2012
First published: February 2012
Authors: Richard Watson Gilder
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 6mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 118
ISBN-13: 978-1-150-61465-1
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-150-61465-X
Barcode: 9781150614651

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