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Page 159 - solemn close " — but almost all the other excellencies of poetry; and it contains nothing but such excellencies.' 4. Sweet order. Why sweet? 6. Low voices. Cf. King Lear V. iii. 273-4 : Her voice was ever soft, Gentle, and low — an excellent thing in woman. 8-10. She . . . treble. How often this may be observed
Page 71 - CEnone 147-8 : And, because right is right, to follow right Were wisdom in the scorn of consequence. 147. Head and heart. Cf. V. 439. 148. Cf. II. 31-2. He ceasing, came a message from the Head. ' That afternoon the Princess rode to take The dip of certain strata to the North. Would we go with her? we should find the land
Page 166 - And like a ghost she glimmers on to me. Now lies the Earth all Danae to the stars, And all thy heart lies open unto me. 153. Graces. The Homeric Hymn has ' Hours': Her lovingly the golden Hours received, And clad in robes immortal; and they set Upon her head divine a golden crown, etc. 154-5.
Page 167 - Now slides the Silent meteor on, and leaves A shining furrow, as thy thoughts in me. 170 Now folds the lily all her sweetness up, And slips into the bosom of .the lake; So fold thyself, my dearest, thou, and slip Into my bosom and be lost in me.' I heard her turn the page; she found a small
Page 12 - Arthur: The bare black cliff clanged round him, as he based His feet on juts of slippery crag that rang Sharp-smitten with the dint of armed heels. 182. Walks. Avenues of trees. 184. Wassail. Drinking of healths. From OE. wes
Page 176 - Field 373-7 : He believed This filthy marriage-hindering Mammon made The harlot of the cities ; nature crossed Was mother of the foul adulteries That saturate soul with body. With such a mother! faith in womankind Beats with his blood, and trust in all things high
Page xli - until the habits of the slave, The sins of emptiness, gossip and spite And slander, die. She ended here, and beckoned us ; the rest Parted ; and, glowing full-faced welcome, she Began to address us, and was moving on In gratulation, till as when a boat Tacks, and the slackened sail
Page 46 - 151. Oasis. Pronounce. Two heads in council, two beside the hearth, Two in the tangled business of the world, Two in the liberal offices of life, Two plummets dropped for one to sound the abyss Of science, and the secrets of the mind;
Page 178 - Reels, as the golden Autumn woodland reels Athwart the smoke of burning weeds. Forgive me, I waste my heart in signs ; let be. My bride, My wife, my life. O we will walk this world, Yoked in all exercise of noble end,
Page 54 - Melissa, with her hand upon the lock, A rosy blonde, and in a college gown That clad her like an April daffodilly (Her mother's color), with her lips apart, And all her thoughts as fair within her eyes 305 As bottom agates, seen to wave and float In crystal currents of clear morning seas. 295. Gracious dews. Cf.