Arnaldo; Gaddo and Other Unacknowledged Poems by Lord Byron and Some of His Contemporaries, Collected by Odoardo Volpi. [With] the Comedy of Dante Ali

Arnaldo; Gaddo and Other Unacknowledged Poems by Lord Byron and Some of His Contemporaries, Collected by Odoardo Volpi. [With] the Comedy of Dante Ali

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Excerpt from book: THE CRAZED MAID OF VENICE. An me ludit mnaliilU I mania? Horace. How oft the mid-day beam hath blazed Against these straining weary eyes, While through the narrow bars I've gazed, Still with an unimprisoned hope That seems, at times, of power to ope The portals of this house of sighs ; Gazed, from the faintest dawn of light, Along those waters,?till my sight Has ached in dimness, and no tear Would flow within this prison drear;? Gazed on, through all the live-long hours, Till every star of heaven was seen, Like noiseless drops of diamond-showers, O'er all that waveless depth serene; Till once again, the happy voices Of those whom Love had gathered there, In fairy galleys, far and near, Seemed well-nigh joyous to mine ear, And each sweet song stole through my heart, As when I, too, had borne a part;? For many a youthful band rejoices, Along those shores, when eve is come; While I, from out my living tomb, Far worse than dead, can still behold The gentle reign of young delight, Remembering years of swifter flight. Long centuries, methinks, have rolled Between that time and this which sees Me captive to all miseries. Tis strange but I, too, once could glide O'er that fresh wave, at even-tide, With him;?oh ! had I then but died ! Oh ! that I should remember bliss, Through hours, and days, and years like this, And know that once have beamed on me Days such as never should have set, But grown to an eternity,? When feelings all immortal seemed, And all our thoughts with sun-light teemed ! Yes ! others may at length forget: But those dead hopes all haunt me still, Without the kindly power to kill; Still their too-mortal prey am I Without the power to die,? A spectre doomed to clay and breath, Forsaken both of life and death. Thou hideous pr...
Book Details
ISBN-13: 9780217440226
Publisher: General Books
Binding: Paperback
Language: English
Returnable: N
Spine Width: 4 mm
Width: 186 mm
ISBN-10: 0217440223
Publisher Date: 01 Feb 2012
Height: 242 mm
No of Pages: 68
Series Title: English
Weight: 141 gr
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