Poetical Works, Volume 3

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Page 252 - The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence. And God looked upon the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth.
Page 227 - They were my heart s companions given — That human sympathies within them dwelt ; For in the sunshine I have seen them glad, As if my joy they had ! And droop their heads beneath the sky, o'ercast With a fine sorrow ! — They, too, die like me, But not alone : When their bright hour is past, They leave behind them for their memory Some odorous breathings, and a few light leaves, Frail playthings of the wind — the wind that grieves, Or seems to grieve, about them ! I shall pass, And die unknown...
Page 176 - Mid thick boughs of softest grey, Tints of an ethereal hue I saw faintly glimmering through : Then a nest of darker green, Deep blue eggs within it seen, Rich as sapphires they had been Caved beneath the emerald sea ! u.
Page 176 - With a step as soft as dew, Shed o'er violets' eyelids, she Stole with finger raised to me, And an interdicting eye!— As if some fine mystery She had look'd on, which she knew Breath, or movement might dispel. Spirit-like she led the way To a deep and tangled dell, Where in precincts now forbidden Lay the secret treasure hidden...

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