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Summary of the Book 'A Reading Of Life And Other Poems':
A Reading Of Life Other Poems by George Meredith. The book has no illustrations or index. Purchasers are entitled to a free trial membership in the General Books Club where they can select from more than a million books without charge. Subjects Fiction Literary
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... yon wavy sparkle beck. Sign of the Virgin Lady's lead. Down her course a serpent star. Coils and shatters at her heels. Peals the horn exulting, ... ... after flame. The phantom any breeze blows out of form. A thirst's delusion, a defeated aim. The rapture shed the torture weaves. The direst ... ... trailing weeds,. The strong when Beauty gleams o'er Nature's needs,. And timely guile unguarded finds them lie. They who her sway withstand ... ... in some dear youth's name,. Then is the Goddess tenderness. Maternal, and she has a sister's tones. Benign to soothe intemperate distress,. Divide ... ... by the simplest means. While man abjures not lustihead, nor swerves. From earth's good labours, Beauty's Queen he serves. Her spacious garden and ... ... marvel not he wavered if at whiles. The forward step met frowns, the backward smiles. For Pleasure witched him her sweet cup to drain. Repentance ... ... of growth, the Master mind discerned,. The Great Unseen, nowise the Dark Unknown. To whom unwittingly did he aspire. In wilderness, where ... ... shaken to speech,. Burst the hot story out of throats of both,. Like rocky head-founts, baffling in their glut. The hurried spout. And as when drifting ... ... the Dexterous to work his arts,. And shatter earth's delirious holiday,. Then first, as where the fountain runs a stream,. Resolving to ... ... for me and leaps from shroud. All radiantly the moon's own night. Of folded showers in streamer cloud. Our shadows down the highway ... ... to restrain. Midway the road of our life's term they met,. And one another knew without surprise. Nor cared that beauty stood in mutual eyes. Nor ... ... us who celestial tasks has done. Poem: At The Close. To Thee, dear God of Mercy, both appeal,. Who straightway sound the call to arms. Thou ... ... should plump her soon,. To case it in the death-cocoon. Sagaciously her home she chose. For visits that would never close. Inside my chalet-porch ... ... they hands,. The world shall know itself and where it stands. What cowering angel and what upright beast. Make man, behold, nor count the low ... ... early form of speech for Yes and No. My sister a bruised infant's utterance had And issuing stronger, to mankind 'twas mad. I knew my home where ... ... now they stand. Pledged to the heavens for safety of their land. They cannot learn save grossly, gross that are:. Through fear they learn whose ... ... to warn, But sunward from the vivid Many springs, Counts conquest but a step, and through disaster sings. Fragments of the Iliad in English Hexameter ... ... tear at thy heart-strings, Rage-wrung, thou, that in nought thou didst honour the flower of Achaians.. Poem: Marshalling Of The Achaians. [Iliad, ... ... the sword's sharp edge and so meanwhile Lord Agamemnon Followed, chasing and slaughtering aye, on-urgeing the Argives. Now, as when fire voracious ... ... Ran the hot teardrops downward on to the earth from their eyelids, Mourning their charioteer all their lustrous manes dusty-clotted, Right side and ...