This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1889 edition. Excerpt: ...Abate, --ought he to interpose? Unless by straining still his tutelage (Priesthood leaps over elder-brothership) 325 Across ...
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1889 edition. Excerpt: ...Abate, --ought he to interpose? Unless by straining still his tutelage (Priesthood leaps over elder-brothership) 325 Across this difficulty: then let go, Leave the poor fellow in peace! Would that be wrong? There was no making Guido great, it seems, Spite of himself: then happy be his dole! Indeed, the Abate's little interest 330 Was somewhat nearly touched i' the case, they saw: Since if his simple kinsman so were bent, Began his rounds in Rome to catch a wife, Full soon would such unworldliness surprise The rare bird, sprinkle salt on phoenix' tail, 335 And so secure the nest a sparrow-hawk. No lack of mothers here in Rome, --no dread Of daughters lured as larks by looking-glass! The first name-pecking credit-scratching fowl Would drop her unfledged cuckoo in our nest 340 To gather greyness there, give voice at length And shame the brood... but it was long ago When crusades were, and we sent eagles forth! No, that at least the Abate could forestall. He read the thought within his brother's word, 345 Knew what he purposed better than himself. We want no name and fame--having our own: No worldly aggrandizement--such we fly: But if some wonder of a woman's-heart Were yet untainted on this grimy earth, 350 Tender and true--tradition tells of such--Prepared to pant in time and tune with ours--If some good girl (a girl, since she must take The new bent, live new life, adopt new modes) Not wealthy (Guido for his rank was poor) 355 But with whatever dowry came to hand, --There were the lady-love predestinate! And somehow the Abate's guardian eye--Scintillant, rutilant, fraternal fire, --Roving round every way had seized the prize 360--The instinct of us, we, the spiritualty! Come, cards on table; was it true or false That here--here in this ver
Good. No Dust Jacket. Copyright by Houghhton, Mifflin and Company in 1899, published 1906. (as stated on the title page of each volume. Robert Browning's Poetical Works [Six Volumes in Three] No other listing found for this publication. Volume I-Pauline: Paracelsus: Sordello Dramatic Lyrics: A Bolt in the 'Scutcheon Etc. with introduction and Notes. 425 pages. Volume II-The Ring and the Book: Christmas-Eve and Easter-Day: Men and Women: Dramatis Personae: Balaustion's Adventure, Etc. With introductions and notes. 472 pages. Volume III-Red Cotton Night-capCountry: Aristophanes: The Inn Album Agamemnon: Dramatic Idyles Parleyings: Asolando, Etc. With introduction. notes and general indexes. 491 pages. This is a former library book with the usual identifiers. There are also related clipping that have been pasted to the end-pages. The bindings are fairly weak and there is some wear to the spine ends and corners as shelfwear would be for books of this age. All books shipped within 24 hours with U. S. Postal Service Delivery Confirmation, each order is packaged in a new box with bubble wrap, and always your satification is guaranteed.
Very Good. Book A decorative collection of Robert Browning's poetry, including classics such as The Ring and the Book. Bound in brown cloth with gilt lettering and decoration. Thirteen Volumes of Sixteen Volumes. This collection includes, Red Cotton Nightcap Country, The Inn Album, Dramatic Lyrics, Luria, Paracelsus and Strafford, The Ring and the Book, Pauline and Sordello, Aristophanes' Apology, Agamemnom of Aeschylus, A Blot in the Scutcheon, Etc, Ferishtah's Fancies, Parleyings with Certain People, Dramatic Romances Etc, Dramatic Idyls, Jocoseria, and Balaustion's Adventure Etc. Condition: The bindings are generally tight and firm. The rear inner hinge of Stucheon is strained. There is only slight wear to the extremities, with just slight rubbing and bumping. Aristophanes' Apology has several splits to the cloth. Dramatic Idyls has some marks to the boards. Internally the pages have slight browning with the occasional spot. There are some marks toseveral of the pastedowns. Overall the condition is very good.
Sixteen volumes, as issued, in olive green cloth over matching green leather spines, with gilt lettering and decorations, and black bands on the spines. Very good+ lacking dust jackets. Owner's name and date in small lettering in each volume, a little wear to the heads of the spines and the cloth covered boards. There are a few light pencil marks in a few of the volumes. Frontispiece portraits of Browning at different ages in three of the volumes, and a few illustrations. This is the entire set as issued, although a 17th volume-Asolando-was issued later.
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