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The Poetical Works of Robert Browning, Volume 6...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1902 Excerpt: ...intelligence, Sing to the everlasting sympathy! Winds belly sail, and drench of dancing brine Buffet our boat-side, so the prore bound free! Condense our voyage into one great day Made up of sunset-closes: eve by eve, Resume that memorable night-discourse When, --like some meteor-brilliance, fire and filth, Or say, his own Amphitheos, deity And dung, who, bound on the gods' embassage, Got men's acknowledgment in kick and cuff--We made acquaintance with a visitor Ominous, apparitional, who went Strange as he came, but shall not pass away. Let us attempt that memorable talk, Clothe the adventure's every incident With due expression: may not looks be told, Gesture made speak, and speech so amplified That words find blood-warmth which, cold-writ, they lose? Recall the night we heard the news from Thrace, One year ago, Athenai still herself. We two were sitting silent in the house, Yet cheerless hardly. Euthukles, forgive! I somehow speak to unseen auditors. Not you, but--Euthukles had entered, grave, Grand, may I say, as who brings laurel-branch And message from the tripod: such it proved. He first removed the garland from his brow, Then took my hand and looked into my lace. "Speak good words i " much misgiving faltered I. "Good words, the best, Balaustion! He is crowned, Gone with his Attic ivy home to feast, Since Aischulos required companionship. Pour a libation for Euripides!" When we had sat the heavier silence out--"Dead and triumphant still!" began reply To my eye's question. "As he willed he worked: And, as he worked, he wanted not, be sure, Triumph his whole life through, submitting work To work's right judges, never to the wrong--To competency, not ineptitude. When he had run life's proper race and worked Quite to the... Hide synopsis

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