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A Legend Of Old Persia And Other Poems

Auhtor: Alfred Lord Tennyson

Language: english
Published: 1912

Genres:

poetry
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Review by C. F. Hill, January 2005


Rating: (***)
Copyright: Public Domain in the U.S.
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Excerpts from the Book 'A Legend Of Old Persia And Other Poems':

... p. 53. The King's Cloak: p. 56. The Knight and the Witch: p. 59. The Dreamer: ...
... still in strange surmise. Never faster had prince ridden. From the place of Persian devils,. Where its huge and inky bastions. Frowned across ...
... reddened the eternal snows,. I plunged the pines among,. And came down thro' the forest sons. In their deep-ranked battalions. With practised ...
... makes a pleasant bed. And so, within, he burrowed deep,. And then upon a fragrant heap. He laid his unclean head. The moon was swallowed ...
... as great kings wear on their golden thrones,. And a royal mantle of vair,. And held a sceptre in my hand,. Which showed me ruler of ...
... beyond their ken. Scarce knowing what they loved or sought-. Those subtle growths, those weary men-. Shall dwell earth's inexperienced brood. In ...
... you like laughter's silver sound. Why have you dealt me such a wound,. If youth and beauty look askance. At glum and heavy countenance,. Why ...
... be. To walk with a maid who loved him. So quaint and crooked was he. Thus was my heart once stricken. And I repined for a while,. I but a boy ...
... honoured-. Yet one have I kept apart,. (Lean, misshapen, and ugly. No toy for a maiden's heart). Oh. foam-begotten and smiling,. Oh, perilous ...
... longer art thou alone.. Alexis. Who slew Alexis. Some one smote. Right thro' the white and tender throat. (And scarce gave time for fear). The ...
... Hills. Follow the strange desire. Oh. follow, follow, follow,. The world is on fire. Day burns on funeral bed. In flame of sky and sea,. And, ...
... him with her hair. There was no stronger witch than this,. And she gave the Knight her first kiss. And he was bound to her sword and hand,. To ...
... of the Chariot shouted. And shook out his hissing lash. Over the backs of the four. Till they whirled up faster and faster,. Till the sun ...
... it said,. Oh. ye who have called me the Master,. The Teller of Truth, and the Wise,. Oh. ye who have strayed in the dark. Give ear to my saying ...
... and thigh. Your Satyrs, amorous bestial sots,. Your careless company. Who wanton in the thymy ways. In which these woods abound,. And kiss ...
... name,. Dear, when I look at you.. Heart of my beating heart,. My friend whose forehead I kiss. In the days which were not days,. Weaker ...
... a monstrous knell. Tolled strongly in her ears. Alone, alone, alone,. She who had loved and known. On other nights like this. Strong arms about ...
... leap and shout in the bay,. And you will weep for the grief of it all. For many and many a day. All night the moon peered wan and pale. Thro' ...
... the cynic sneered from his barrel. Or like the wandering Ishmaelites,. Who found no city to dwell in,. Whose lonely hearts ached for pleasant ...
... shapes,. Voicing the magic Ye are Gods, not Apes.. And oh. the Glory over seas and capes. In memory only.-What that memory gave. Of our ...