A strange journey; or, Pictures from Egypt and the Soudan. By the author of 'Commonplace'.



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Pagina 165 - ... fire-fly wakens : waken thou with me. Now droops the milkwhite peacock like a ghost, 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. Now slides the silent meteor on, and leaves A shining furrow, as thy thoughts in me. 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.
Pagina 77 - And what is so rare as a day in June? Then, if ever, come perfect days; Then Heaven tries the earth if it be in tune, And over it softly her warm ear lays; Whether we look, or whether we listen, We hear life murmur, or see it glisten; Every clod feels a stir of might, •An instinct within it that reaches and towers, And, groping blindly above it for light, Climbs to a soul in grass and flowers...
Pagina 91 - Thou didst set thy fool on the ship, and sail To the ice-fields and the snow ; Thou wert sad, for thy love did not avail, And the end I could not know. How could I tell I should love thee to-day Whom that day I held not dear? How could I know I should love thee away When I did not love thee near ? We shall walk no more through- the sodden plain, With the faded bents o'erspread ; We shall stand no more by the seething main, While the dark wrack drives...
Pagina 161 - ... an open space of herbage, where the ling and fern had parted, Betwixt the tall white lighthouse towers, the old and the new. Below me lay the wide sea, the scarlet sun was stooping, And he dyed the waste water, as with a scarlet dye ; And he dyed the lighthouse towers, every bird with white wing swooping, Took his colours, and the cliffs did, and the yawning sky. Over grass came that strange flush, and over ling and heather, Over flocks of sheep and lambs, and over Cromer town ; And each filmy...
Pagina 55 - And that same God who made your face so fair, ,' And gave your woman's heart its tenderness, So shield the blessing He implanted there, That it may never turn to y0n1- distress, And never cost you trouble or despair, ! Nor, granted, leave the granter comfortless ; But like a river, blest where'er it flows, Be still receiving while it still bestows.
Pagina 185 - Onward I'd hie. Life's dark flood forded o'er, All but at rest on shore, Say, would you plunge once more, With home so nigh ? If you might, would you now Retrace your way ? Wander through thorny wilds, Faint and astray? Night's gloomy watches fled. Morning all beaming red, Hope's smiles around us shed, Heavenward — away.
Pagina 112 - And the lonely years of people's lives slip by all the same as if they were happy. Two, who might have been one, but for some unspoken word or misunderstood gesture, wore out their solitary hours apart year after year, and had no beautiful history of mutual help and perfected destinies to carry away with them when the end came.
Pagina 156 - I must take this opportunity to thank you with all my heart for the help you have given me while under your care.
Pagina 103 - Evelyn at some opened window ; might feel, at any rate, that he was as near to her as it was possible for him to be.

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