The Universal Anthology: A Collection of the Best Literature, Ancient, Mediaeval and Modern, with Biographical and Explanatory Notes, Volume 9

Richard Garnett, Leon Vallée, Alois Brandl
Clarke Company, limited, 1899

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Pagina 330 - Khan A stately pleasure dome decree: Where Alph, the sacred river, ran, By caverns measureless to man, Down to a sunless sea. So twice five miles of fertile ground With walls and towers were girdled round: And there were gardens bright with sinuous rills, Where blossomed many an incense-bearing tree; And here were forests, ancient as the hills, Enfolding sunny spots of greenery."]
Pagina 52 - The sparrows were brighter than peacocks here, And their dogs outran our fallow deer, And honeybees had lost their stings; And horses were born with eagle's wings; And just as I became assured My lame foot would be speedily cured, The music stopped and I stood still, And found myself outside the Hill, Left alone against
Pagina 202 - expire. LXVIII. We are no other than a moving row Of Magic Shadow-shapes that come and go Round with the Sun-illumined Lantern held In Midnight by the Master of the Show; LXIX. But helpless Pieces of the Game He plays Upon this Checkerboard of Nights and Days; Hither
Pagina 275 - Many a tear." If I still hold closely to him, What hath he at last ? " Sorrow vanquished, labor ended, Jordan past." If I ask him to receive me, Will he say me nay ? " Not till earth and not till heaven Pass away." Finding, following, keeping, struggling, Is he sure to bless ?
Pagina 195 - Caravanserai Whose Portals are alternate Night and Day, How Sultan after Sultan with his Pomp Abode his destined Hour, and went his way. XVIII. They say the Lion and the Lizard keep The Courts where Jamshyd gloried and drank deep: And Bahr£m, that great
Pagina 202 - thither moves, and checks, and slays, And one by one back in the Closet lays. LXX. The Ball no question makes of Ayes and Noes, But Here or There as strikes the Player goes; And He that tossed you down into the Field, He knows about it all
Pagina 276 - Dear fountain of refreshment To pilgrims far away! Upon the Rock of Ages They raise thy holy tower: Thine is the victor's laurel, And thine the golden dower: Thou feel'st in mystic rapture, O Bride that know'st no guile, The Prince's sweetest kisses, The Prince's loveliest smile: Unfading lilies, bracelets
Pagina 202 - I sent my Soul through the Invisible, Some letter of that After-life to spell: And by and by my Soul returned to me, And answered " I Myself am Heaven and Hell:" LXVII. Heaven but the Vision of fulfilled Desire, And Hell the Shadow from a Soul on fire, Cast on the Darkness into which Ourselves So late emerged from, shall so
Pagina 204 - with Paradise devise the Snake: For all the Sin wherewith the Face of Man Is blackened — Man's forgiveness give — and take! LXXXII. As under cover of departing Day Slunk hunger-stricken Ramaz£n away, Once more within the Potter's house alone I stood, surrounded by the Shapes of Clay.

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