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An Autumn Vision An Autumn Vision

An Autumn Vision
OCTOBER 31, 1889 +Zephyrou gigantos aura+ I Is it Midsummer here in the heavens that illumine October on earth? Can the year, when his heart is fulfilled with desire of the days of his mirth, Redeem them, recall, or remember? For a memory recalling the rapture of earth, and redeeming the sky, Shines down from the heights to the depths: will the watchword of dawn be July When to-morrow acclaims November? The stern salutation of sorrow to death or repentance to shame Was all that the season was wont... Poems - Post by : Goose - Author : Algernon Charles Swinburne - Read : 2519

Les Miserables - Volume V - BOOK EIGHTH - FADING AWAY OF THE TWILIGHT - Chapter IV. Attraction and Extinction Les Miserables - Volume V - BOOK EIGHTH - FADING AWAY OF THE TWILIGHT - Chapter IV. Attraction and Extinction

Les Miserables - Volume V - BOOK EIGHTH - FADING AWAY OF THE TWILIGHT - Chapter IV. Attraction and Extinction
During the last months of spring and the first months of summerin 1833, the rare passersby in the Marais, the petty shopkeepers,the loungers on thresholds, noticed an old man neatly clad in black,who emerged every day at the same hour, towards nightfall,from the Rue de l'Homme Arme, on the side of the RueSainte-Croix-de-la-Bretonnerie, passed in front of the Blancs Manteaux,gained the Rue Culture-Sainte-Catherine, and, on arriving atthe Rue de l'Echarpe, turned to the left, and entered the Rue Saint-Louis.There... Long Stories - Post by : clivejive - Author : Victor Hugo - Read : 1103

Inscription 6: For A Monument In The New Forest Inscription 6: For A Monument In The New Forest

Inscription 6: For A Monument In The New Forest
This is the place where William's kingly powerDid from their poor and peaceful homes expel,Unfriended, desolate, and shelterless,The habitants of all the fertile trackFar as these wilds extend. He levell'd downTheir little cottages, he bade their fieldsLie barren, so that o'er the forest wasteHe might most royally pursue his sports!If that thine heart be human, Passenger!Sure it will swell within thee, and thy lipsWill mutter curses on him. Think thou thenWhat cities flame, what hosts unsepulchredPollute... Poems - Post by : chrisb - Author : Robert Southey - Read : 1008

Art And Heart Art And Heart

Art And Heart
Though critics may bow to art, and I am its own true lover, It is not art, but _heart_, which wins the wide world over. Though smooth be the heartless prayer, no ear in Heaven will mind it, And the finest phrase falls dead if there is no feeling behind it. Though perfect the player's touch, little, if any, he sways us, Unless we feel his heart throb through the music he plays us. Though the poet may spend his life in skilfully rounding a measure, Unless he writes from... Poems - Post by : Dioqq2 - Author : Ella Wheeler Wilcox - Read : 1961

The Deliverance: A Romance Of The Virginia Tobacco Fields - Book IV - The Awakening - Chapter III. The Day Afterward The Deliverance: A Romance Of The Virginia Tobacco Fields - Book IV - The Awakening - Chapter III. The Day Afterward

The Deliverance: A Romance Of The Virginia Tobacco Fields - Book IV - The Awakening - Chapter III. The Day Afterward
When Maria awoke, the sun was full in her eyes, and somewhere onthe lawn outside the first bluebird was whistling. With a start,she sprang out of bed and dressed quickly by the wood fire whichMalindy had lighted. Then, before going downstairs, she raisedthe window and leaned out into the freshness of the morning,where a white mist glimmered in the hollows of the Marchlandscape. In the distance she saw the smoking chimneys of theBlake cottage, very faint among the leafless trees, and nearer athand... Long Stories - Post by : rsgorman - Author : Ellen Glasgow - Read : 797

Dark Lady Of The Sonnets - PREFACE TO THE DARK LADY OF THE SONNETS - Harris 'durch Mitleid wissend' Dark Lady Of The Sonnets - PREFACE TO THE DARK LADY OF THE SONNETS - Harris "durch Mitleid wissend"

Dark Lady Of The Sonnets - PREFACE TO THE DARK LADY OF THE SONNETS - Harris 'durch Mitleid wissend'
Frank Harris is everything except a humorist, not, apparently, fromstupidity, but because scorn overcomes humor in him. Nobody everdreamt of reproaching Milton's Lucifer for not seeing the comic sideof his fall; and nobody who has read Mr Harris's stories desires tohave them lightened by chapters from the hand of Artemus Ward. Yet heknows the taste and the value of humor. He was one of the few men ofletters who really appreciated Oscar Wilde, though he did not rallyfiercely to Wilde's side until... Plays - Post by : prevmedone - Author : George Bernard Shaw - Read : 2910

The Forged Coupon - PART FIRST - Chapter XVI The Forged Coupon - PART FIRST - Chapter XVI

The Forged Coupon - PART FIRST - Chapter XVI
XVIIN a small district town, some distance away from the other buildings,an old man, a former official, who had taken to drink, lived inhis own house with his two daughters and his son-in-law. Themarried daughter was also addicted to drink and led a bad life,and it was the elder daughter, the widow Maria Semenovna,a wrinkled woman of fifty, who supported the whole family.She had a pension of two hundred and fifty roubles a year,and the family lived on this. Maria Semenovna did all the workin the... Long Stories - Post by : yourwebprofits - Author : Leo Tolstoy - Read : 2840

The Forged Coupon - PART SECOND - Chapter IV The Forged Coupon - PART SECOND - Chapter IV

The Forged Coupon - PART SECOND - Chapter IV
IVSTEPAN had been very submissive and meek ever since he cameto the prison, but now he made the prison authoritiesand all his fellow-prisoners wonder at the change in him.Without being ordered, and out of his proper turn he woulddo all the very hardest work in prison, and the dirtiest too.But in spite of his humility, the other prisoners stoodin awe of him, and were afraid of him, as they knew he wasa resolute man, possessed of great physical strength.Their respect for him increased after the incident... Long Stories - Post by : rogerjones - Author : Leo Tolstoy - Read : 2675

Judas Maccabaeus - ACT I. The Citadel of Antiochus at Jerusalem - SCENE III - ANTIOCHUS; JASON Judas Maccabaeus - ACT I. The Citadel of Antiochus at Jerusalem - SCENE III - ANTIOCHUS; JASON

Judas Maccabaeus - ACT I. The Citadel of Antiochus at Jerusalem - SCENE III - ANTIOCHUS; JASON
ACT I. The Citadel of Antiochus at Jerusalem: SCENE III - ANTIOCHUS; JASON ANTIOCHUS.My task is easier than I dreamed. These peopleMeet me half-way. Jason, didst thou take noteHow these Samaritans of Sichem saidThey were not Jews? that they were Medes and Persians,They were Sidonians, anything but Jews?'T is of good augury. The rest will followTill the whole land is Hellenized.JASON.My Lord,These are Samaritans. The tribe of JudahIs of a different temper, and the taskWill be more difficult.ANTIOCHUS.Dost... Plays - Post by : Riley_Crayton - Author : Henry Wadsworth Longfellow - Read : 1179

The Rhinoceros The Rhinoceros

The Rhinoceros
Rhinoceros, your hide looks all undone, You do not take my fancy in the least: You have a horn where other brutes have none: Rhinoceros, you are an ugly beast.(The end)Hilaire Belloc's poem: The Rhinoceros... Poems - Post by : kidandmenewbie - Author : Hilaire Belloc - Read : 2619

Birds Of Passage - FLIGHT THE FOURTH - Cadenabbia Birds Of Passage - FLIGHT THE FOURTH - Cadenabbia

Birds Of Passage - FLIGHT THE FOURTH - Cadenabbia
FLIGHT THE FOURTH: Cadenabbia LAKE OF COMONo sound of wheels or hoof-beat breaks The silence of the summer day,As by the loveliest of all lakes I while the idle hours away.I pace the leafy colonnade Where level branches of the planeAbove me weave a roof of shade Impervious to the sun and rain.At times a sudden rush of air Flutters the lazy leaves o'erhead,And gleams of sunshine toss and flare Like torches down the path I tread.By Somariva's garden gate I make the marble stairs my seat,And... Poems - Post by : singerone - Author : Henry Wadsworth Longfellow - Read : 1305

Head Of Kay's - Chapter XXIII - THE HOUSE-MATCHES Head Of Kay's - Chapter XXIII - THE HOUSE-MATCHES

Head Of Kay's - Chapter XXIII - THE HOUSE-MATCHES
CHAPTER XXIII - THE HOUSE-MATCHESThe chances of Kay's in the inter-house Football Competition were notthought very much of by their rivals. Of late years each of the otherhouses had prayed to draw Kay's for the first round, it being acertainty that this would mean that they got at least into the secondround, and so a step nearer the cup. Nobody, however weak compared toBlackburn's, which was at the moment the crack football house, everdoubted the result of a match with Kay's. It was looked on as... Long Stories - Post by : Anthony - Author : P G Wodehouse - Read : 888

The Editor - ACT II The Editor - ACT II

The Editor - ACT II
ACT II(SCENE.--A street in the "villa quarter" of the town. Between itand another street running parallel with it in the background, aretwo houses standing in gardens, half of the facade of one of themprojecting into the stage on the right. On the left a third streetruns at right angles to the others, to the back of the stage. Theleft side of this third street opens onto a well-wooded park.The house in the foreground on the right is in two stories. Thereis a narrow strip of garden in front of it,... Plays - Post by : joerng - Author : Bjornstjerne Bjornson - Read : 2576

Ode To The Sublime Porte Ode To The Sublime Porte

Ode To The Sublime Porte
1826.Great Sultan, how wise are thy state compositions! And oh! above all I admire that Decree,In which thou command'st that all _she_ politicians Shall forthwith be strangled and cast in the sea.'Tis my fortune to know a lean Benthamite spinster-- A maid who her faith in old Jeremy puts,Who talks with a lisp of "the last new West_minster_," And hopes you're delighted with "Mill upon Gluts;"Who tells you how clever one Mr. Funblank is, How charming his Articles 'gainst the Nobility;--And assures... Poems - Post by : drew.peacock - Author : Thomas Moore - Read : 802

Queen Mary: A Drama - ACT I - SCENE IV - LONDON. A ROOM IN THE PALACE Queen Mary: A Drama - ACT I - SCENE IV - LONDON. A ROOM IN THE PALACE

Queen Mary: A Drama - ACT I - SCENE IV - LONDON. A ROOM IN THE PALACE
ACT I - SCENE IV - LONDON. A ROOM IN THE PALACEELIZABETH. Enter COURTENAY. COURTENAY. So yet am I,Unless my friends and mirrors lie to me,A goodlier-looking fellow than this Philip.Pah!The Queen is ill advised: shall I turn traitor?They've almost talked me into it: yet the wordAffrights me somewhat: to be such a oneAs Harry Bolingbroke hath a lure in it.Good now, my Lady Queen, tho' by your age,And by your looks you are not worth the having,Yet by your crown you are. (Seeing ELIZABETH.) The... Plays - Post by : warriorweekly - Author : Alfred Lord Tennyson - Read : 2889

The Clyde Mystery, A Study In Forgeries And Folklore - XVII - DISPUTED OBJECTS CLASSIFIED The Clyde Mystery, A Study In Forgeries And Folklore - XVII - DISPUTED OBJECTS CLASSIFIED

The Clyde Mystery, A Study In Forgeries And Folklore - XVII - DISPUTED OBJECTS CLASSIFIED
XVII - DISPUTED OBJECTS CLASSIFIEDDr. Munro classifies the disputed objects as Weapons , Implements , " Amulets " or Pendants , Cup-and-Ring Stones , " Human Figurines or Idols ."For reasons of convenience, and because what I heard about group 3, the "amulets or pendants" first led me into this discussion, I shall here first examine them. Dr. Munro reproduces some of them in one plate (xv. p. 228). He does not say by what process they are reproduced; merely naming them . . . "objects of slate and... Nonfictions - Post by : Brinius102 - Author : Andrew Lang - Read : 2828

Hurrahing In Harvest Hurrahing In Harvest

Hurrahing In Harvest
SUMMER ends now; now, barbarous in beauty, the stooks rise Around; up above, what wind-walks! what lovely behaviour Of silk-sack clouds! has wilder, wilful-wavierMeal-drift moulded ever and melted across skies?I walk, I lift up, I lift up heart, eyes, Down all that glory in the heavens to glean our Saviour; And, eyes, heart, what looks, what lips yet gave you aRapturous love's greeting of realer, of rounder replies?And the azurous hung hills are his world-wielding shoulder... Poems - Post by : dukesta3 - Author : Gerard Manley Hopkins - Read : 2229

Ode To The Athenian Society Ode To The Athenian Society

Ode To The Athenian Society
Ode to the Athenian Society(1) Moor Park, Feb. 14, 1691. IAs when the deluge first began to fall, That mighty ebb never to flow again,When this huge body's moisture was so great, It quite o'ercame the vital heat;That mountain which was highest, first of allAppear'd above the universal main,To bless the primitive sailor's weary sight;And 'twas perhaps Parnassus, if in height It be as great as 'tis in fame, And nigh to Heaven as is its name;So, after the inundation of a war,When learning's little... Poems - Post by : Dutch - Author : Jonathan Swift - Read : 2312

Waiting And Wishing Waiting And Wishing

Waiting And Wishing
I loiter by this surging sea, Here, by this surging, sooming sea, Here, by this wailing, wild-faced sea, Dreaming through the dreamy night; Yearning for a strange delight! Will it ever, ever, ever fly to me, By this surging sea, By this surging, sooming sea, By this wailing, wild-faced sea? I know some gentle spirit lives, Some loving, lonely spirit lives, Some melancholy spirit lives, Walking o'er the earth for me, Searching round the world for me! Will she... Poems - Post by : Deborah_Woehr - Author : Henry Kendall - Read : 1661

Summer (an Ode) Summer (an Ode)

Summer (an Ode)
Now like a pageant of the Golden Year In rich memorial pomp the hours go by, With rose-embroidered flags unfurled And tasselled bugles calling through the world Wake, for your hope draws near! Wake, for in each soft porch of azure sky, Seen through each arch of pale green leaves, the Gate Of Eden swings apart for Summer's royal state. Ah, when the Spirit of the moving scene Has entered in, the splendour will be spent! The flutes will cease, the gates will... Poems - Post by : pobrien - Author : Alfred Noyes - Read : 2832