The Poetical Works of Robert Southey
Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2009 - 190 ページ
Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1860. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... m. N E O L I N. "Not yet at rest, my sister!" quoth the Prince, As at her dwelling-door he saw the Maid Sit gazing on that lovely moonlight scene: "To bed, Goervyl. Dearest, what hast thou To keep thee wakeful here at this late hour, When even I shall bid a truce to thought, And lay me down in peace ? -- Good night, Goervyl! Dear sister mine, my own dear mother's child!" She rose, and, bending on with lifted arms, Met the fond kiss; obedient then withdrew. Yet could not he, so lightly as he weened, Lay wakeful thoughts aside; for he foresaw Long strife and hard adventure to achieve, And forms of danger vague disturbed his dreams. Early at morn the colonists arose: Some pitch the tent-pole, and pin down the lines That stretch the o'erawning canvas; to the wood, Others, with saw and axe and bill, for stakes And undergrowth to weave the wicker walls; These to the ships, with whom Cadwallon sends The Elk and Bison, broken to the yoke. Ere noon, Erillyab and her son arrived To greet the Chief. She wore no longer now The lank, loose locks of careless widowhood; Her braided tresses round her brow were bound, Bedecked with tufts of gray and silvery plumes, Plucked from the eagle's pennons. She, with eye And countenance which spake no feigned delight, Welcomed her great deliverer. But her son Had Nature charactered so legibly, That, when his tongue told fair, his face bewrayed The lurking falsehood; sullen, slow of speech, Savage, down-looking, dark, that, at his words Of welcome, Madoc in his heart conceived Instinctive enmity. "In a happy hour Did the Great Spirit," said Erillyab, ', ' Give bidding to the Winds to speed thee here! For this I made my prayer; and when He sent For the Beloved Teacher, to restore him Eyesight and youth, of him I then besought, As he had been th...
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