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Half-Hours with the Best Poets; Selected Chiefly for Their Moral Sentiment (Paperback) Loot Price: R145
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Half-Hours with the Best Poets; Selected Chiefly for Their Moral Sentiment (Paperback)

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1855 edition. Excerpt: ...sad winter Ring his sad funereal chime; Lowly on the bier he lieth, Borne along the crowded street, And men gaze on him with wonder That his slumber is so sweet. Then they think how calm and meekly Sorrow's heavy load he bore; Then they do no more revile him, For his great heart beats no more; And from pity, Love is kindled, Love unknown, unfelt till now--For they cannot mingle hatred With the death-dew on his brow. And the words he taught while living Seem more holy and sublime; Up they rise like dreams commissioned From some higher, holier clime; Or like strains of earnest music Heard a little while ago, Growing softer in the distance, Sweeter as the moments grow. And the school boy in his ramble Turns from that lone grave aside, Fearing to disturb the Master Whom in life the world denied; O'er his head they build vast temples, Telling to the passer by Where the ashes of the prophet In their silent slumber lie. THE POET'S MISSION. ANONYMOUS. Each Orpheus must to the depths descend, For only thus the poet can be wise, And glances full of love, And joyous words, and smiles as bright As sun-bursts from above. What though your cheeks be sun-embrowned, Your hands grown hard with toil; Think ye he'll not return the grasp, And render smile for smile? What though your speech be rude, and ye Of knowledge have small store; While he hath mastered many tongues, And deeply drank of lore; Will he disdainful turn away, And scorn his fellow-men t Oh, no 'tis such as you he loves, Up, up, and greet him, then He cometh not as monarchs come, In pomp, and pride, and state; He cometh not as heroes come, With deeds of blood elate; He wears no kingly crown, and yet In truth, a king is he--A mighty one--in realms of mind He hath a sovereignty; He bears no...


Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: October 2012
First published: October 2012
Authors: unknownauthor
Creators: General Books
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 3mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 106
ISBN-13: 978-1-150-87200-6
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-150-87200-4
Barcode: 9781150872006

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