Alastor; Or, the Spirit of Solitude: And Other Poems. (Edited, with Notes, by H. B. Forman.).
ISBN: 1241022682
EAN13: 9781241022686
Language: English
Release Date: Feb 11, 2011
Pages: 78
Format: Paperback

Alastor; Or, the Spirit of Solitude: And Other Poems. (Edited, with Notes, by H. B. Forman.).

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1816 Excerpt: . Had e'er disturbed before. The Poet longed To deck with their bright hues his withered hah', But on his heart its solitude returned, And he forbore. Not the strong impulse hid 415 In those flushed cheeks, bent eyes, and shadowy frame Had yet performed its ministry: it hung Upon his life, as lightning in a cloud Gleams, hovering ere it vanish, ere the floods Of night close over it. The noonday sun 420 Now shone upon the forest, one vast mass Of mingling shade, whose brown magnificence A narrow vale embosoms. There, huge caves, Scooped in the dark base of their1 aery rocks Mocking its moans, respond and roar for ever. 425 The meeting boughs and implicated leaves Wove twilight o'er the Poet's path, as led By love, or dream, or god, or mightier Death, He sought in Nature's dearest haunt, some bank, Her cradle, and his sepulchre. More dark 430 And dark the shades accumulate. The oak, Expanding its immense and knotty2 arms, Embraces the light beech. The pyramids Of the tall cedar overarching, frame Most solemn domes within, and far below, 435 Like clouds suspended in an emerald sky, The ash and the Read More chevron_right

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