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One Life of so much Consequence! Yet I – for it – would pay – My Soul’s entire income – In ceaseless – salary – One Pearl – to me – so signal – That I would instant dive – … Continue reading
So followed, Rustum left his tents, and crossed The camp, and to the Persian host appeared. And all the Persians knew him, and with shouts Hailed; but the Tartars knew not who he was. And dear as the wet diver … Continue reading
Venus. I’ll woo thee with a kiss to come away. Thetis. And I with forty for to stay. Venus. I’ll give to thee the fair Adonis’ spear, So thou wilt rise. Thetis. And I, to keep thee here, Will give … Continue reading
Whereat amazed, as one that unaware Hath dropped a precious jewel in the flood, Or ‘stonished as night-wanderers often are, Their light blown out in some mistrustful wood; Even so confounded in the dark she lay, Having lost the fair … Continue reading
I like not tears in tune, nor will I prize His artificial grief that scans his eyes, Mine weep down pious beads, but why should I Confine them to the Muses Rosary? I am no poet here; my pen’s the … Continue reading