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The Poetic and Dramatic Works of Robert Browning ......

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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. 1895 edition. Excerpt: ...I trow, Such martyrdom might tax flesh to afford: While that for which I make petition now, "To what amounts it? Youngster, wilt thou hoard Each minute of long years thou look'st to spend In dalliance with thy spouse? Hast thou so soared, "Singer of songs, all out of sight of friend And teacher, warbling like a woodland bird, There's left no Selah, 'twixt two psalms, to lend "Our late-so-tuneful quirist? Thou, averred The fighter born to plant our lion-flag Once more on Zion's mount, --doth, all-unheard, "My pleading fail to move thee? Toss some rag Shall stanch our wound, some minute never missed From swordsman's lustihood like thine! Wilt lag "In liberal bestowment, show close fist When open palm we look for, --thou, wide-known For statecraft? whom, 't is said, an if thou list, "The Shah himself would seat beside his throne, So valued were advice from thee ..". But here He stopped short: such a hubbub! Not alone From those addressed, but far as well as near The crowd broke into clamor: "Mine, mine, mine--Lop from my life the excrescence, never fear! "At me thou lookedst, markedst me! Assign To me that privilege of granting life--Mine, mine!" Then he: "Be patient! I combine "The needful portions only, wage no strife. With Nature's law nor seek to lengthen out The Rabbi's day unduly. 'T is the knife "I stop, --would cut its thread too short. About As much as helps life last the proper term, The appointed Fourscore, --that I crave, and scout "A too-prolonged existence. Let the worm Change at fit season to the butterfly! And here a story strikes me, to confirm "This judgment. Of our worthies, none ranks high As Perida who kept the famous school: None rivalled him in... Hide synopsis

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