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A Midsummer Holiday And Other Poems

Auhtor: Algernon Charles Swinburne

Language: english
Published: 1889

Genres:

poetry
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Review by Daniel G. Lebryk, September 2007


Rating: (*****)
Copyright: Public Domain in the U.S.
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Excerpts from the Book 'A Midsummer Holiday And Other Poems':

... can breach. Concludes and confines and absorbs them on either side,. All forces of light and of life and the live world's pride. Sands hardly ruffled ...
... love they claim. Fair befall the fair green close that lies below the mill. All the place breathes low, but not for fear lest ill betide, Soft as roses ...
... gladness more. And surely his heart should answer, The light. of the love of my life is in thee. She is fairer than earth, and the sun is not fairer,. the ...
... song,. Moved, though his word was human, on the face. Of those deep waters of the soul, too long. Dumb, dark, and cold, that waited for the grace. Wherewith ...
... as with gleam of gold unpriced. Eve, clothed with heavenly nakedness and youth. That matched the morning's Cain, self-sacrificed. On crime's first ...
... slew and lied. Till blood had clothed his priesthood as a vest,. And hears, though darkness yet be dumb,. The silence of the trumpet of the wrath ...
... rays thereof that shine:. Its presence is alive in the unseen air,. Its fire within our veins as quickening wine. A spirit is shed on all men ...
... and by storm discrowned,. Keep ward of the lists where the dead lie tombless. And the tale of them is not found. Nor eye may number nor hand ...
... a dark dream sees go past. Of fear and of fate are the frontlets fashioned,. And the heads behind them are dire and dumb. When the heart ...
... foam's bubble. As home she fared on the smooth wind's wings. For joy grows loftier in air more lonely,. Where only the sea's brood fain would ...
... boy. Yet, ere sunrise wholly cease to shine,. Ere change come to chide our hearts, and scatter. Memories marked for love's sake with a sign,. Let ...
... toward the sea. The music dies not off the lyre. That lets no soul alive despair. Sleep strikes not dumb the breathless choir. Of waves whose ...
... said to dark Elisha's Lord, 'Thou art.'. But one whose soul had put the raiment on. Of love that Jesus left with James and John. Withstood ...
... for prose or rhyme. The serf, the cur, the sycophant is he. Who feels no cringing motion twitch his knee. When from a height too high for Shakespeare ...
... each drop leaf by leaf as tear by tear. Rarer lutes than mine had borne more tuneful token,. Touched by subtler hands than echoing time can wrong,. Sweet ...
... our hearts to trust in their counsels wise and bold. These that stand against you now, senseless crowds and heartless hordes, Are not these the sons ...
... grandsire did service in battle,. If his grandam was kissed by a king,. Must men to my lord be as cattle. Or as apes that he leads in a string. To ...
... be no swifter to serve her than action,. And justice alone be above her,. That love may be prouder to love her,. And time on the crest of her ...
... on a light-souled rabble. His trust is frail who puts not his trust in peers.'. So shrills the message whose word convinces. Of righteousness ...
... Charles Swinburne. Mark Twain once famously said there was but one solitary thing about the past worth remembering and that was the fact that it ...