Full Online Books
BOOK CATEGORIES
Authors Authors Short Stories Short Stories Long Stories Long Stories Funny Stories Funny Stories Love Stories Love Stories Stories For Kids Stories For Kids Poems Poems Essays Essays Nonfictions Nonfictions Plays Plays Folktales Folktales Fairy Tales Fairy Tales Fables Fables Learning Kitchen Learning Kitchen
LINKS
Valid XHTML 1.0 Transitional Free Classified Website Without Registration Free Classified Website Daniel Company
Twitter Twitter Add book
donate
Full Online Book HomePoemsTranslations - From the French - Poems - A Quiet Life
Famous Authors (View All Authors)
Translations - From the French - Poems - A Quiet Life Post by :staysafe Category :Poems Author :Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Date :June 2011 Read :1265

Click below to download : Translations - From the French - Poems - A Quiet Life (Format : PDF)

Translations - From the French - Poems - A Quiet Life

A Quiet Life


Let him who will, by force or fraud innate,
Of courtly grandeurs gain the slippery height;
I, leaving not the home of my delight,
Far from the world and noise will meditate.
Then, without pomps or perils of the great,
I shall behold the day succeed the night;
Behold the alternate seasons take their flight,
And in serene repose old age await.
And so, whenever Death shall come to close
The happy moments that my days compose,
I, full of years, shall die, obscure, alone!
How wretched is the man, with honors crowned,
Who, having not the one thing needful found,
Dies, known to all, but to himself unknown.

Content: From the French: A Quiet Life (Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's poem Translations)

If you like this book please share to your friends :
NEXT BOOKS

The Weaver The Weaver

The Weaver
All day, all day, round the clacking net The weaver's fingers fly: Gray dreams like frozen mists are set In the hush of the weaver's eye; A voice from the dusk is calling yet, "Oh, come away, or we die!" Without is a horror of hosts that fight, That rest not, and cease not to kill, The thunder of feet and the cry of flight,
PREVIOUS BOOKS

The Little Handmaiden The Little Handmaiden

The Little Handmaiden
The King's son walks in the garden fair-- _Oh, the maiden's heart is merry!_ He little knows for his toil and care, That the bride is gone and the bower is bare. _Put on garments of white, my maidens!_ The sun shines bright through the casement high-- _Oh, the maiden's heart is merry!_ The little handmaid, with a laughing eye, Looks down on the king's son, strolling by.
NEXT 10 BOOKS | PREVIOUS 10 BOOKS | RANDOM 10 BOOKS
LEAVE A COMMENT