Rambles Among Words: Their Poetry, History and Wisdom

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D. Thomas, 1864 - 302 pagina's
 

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Pagina 70 - The rainbow comes and goes, And lovely is the rose ; The moon doth with delight Look round her when the heavens are bare ; Waters on a starry night Are beautiful and fair ; The sunshine is a glorious birth ; And yet I know, where'er I go That there hath passed away a glory from the Earth I
Pagina 198 - Nor know we anything so fair As is the smile upon thy face : Flowers laugh before thee on their beds, And fragrance in thy footing treads ; Thou dost preserve the stars from wrong ; And the most ancient heavens, through Thee, are fresh and strong."* How
Pagina 71 - Hence in a season of calm weather Though inland far we be, Our souls have sight of that immortal sea, Which brought us hither— Can in a moment travel thither, And see the children sport upon the shore And hear the mighty waters rolling ever more
Pagina 128 - Oft the teeming Earth Is with a kind of colic pinch'd and vex'd By the imprisoning of unruly wind Within her womb ; which, for enlargement striving, Shakes the old beldame Earth, and topples down Steeples and moss-grown towers. At your birth Our grandam Earth, having this distemprature, In passion shook.
Pagina 189 - The hand that rounded Peter's dome, And groined the aisles of Christian Rome, Wrought in a sad sincerity : Himself from God he could not free ; He builded better than he knew, The conscious stone to beauty
Pagina 55 - Hoping to still these obstinate questionings Of thee and thine, by forcing some lone ghost, Thy messenger, to render up the tale Of what we are. In lone and silent hours, When night makes a weird sound of its own stillness, Like an inspired and desperate alchymist Staking his very
Pagina 135 - Heart, you swear like a comfit-maker's wife! Not you, in good sooth; and, As true as 1 live ; and, As God shall mend me; and, As sure as day ; And giv'st such sarcenet surety for thy oaths, As if thou never walk'dst further than Finsbury. Swear me, Kate, like a lady (!), as thou art, A good
Pagina 275 - licour, Of which vertue engendred is the flour : Whan Zephirus eke with his sote brethe Enspired hath in every holt and hethe The tendre croppes, and the yonge sonne Hath in the Ram his hšlfe cours yronne, And
Pagina 24 - We live in deeds, not years ; in thoughts, not breaths ; In feelings, not in figures on a dial. We should count time by heart-throbs.
Pagina 120 - If the prince put thee into my service for any other reason than to set me off, why then I have no judgment. Thou whoreson mandrake, thou art fitter to be worn in my cap, than to wait at my heels,

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