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. 1870 Excerpt: ...As the porpoise tumbleth o'er me; And on I go--now high--now low--With the ocean world before me. I am nigh the stately ship Where she loitera in the calm; While the south, like Love's own lip, Breathes a sweet and peaceful balm. 310 SONG OF THE SEA-WEED. Plashing soft with gentle grace, Round the hull I keep my place; ...
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. 1870 Excerpt: ...As the porpoise tumbleth o'er me; And on I go--now high--now low--With the ocean world before me. I am nigh the stately ship Where she loitera in the calm; While the south, like Love's own lip, Breathes a sweet and peaceful balm. 310 SONG OF THE SEA-WEED. Plashing soft with gentle grace, Round the hull I keep my place; While the sailor, through the day, Leaneth o'er her side, And idly watches me at play Upon the drowsy tide. She is stanch and she is stout, With chain and cable girt about; But I'll match my tendrils fine With her shrouds and halyard line. Now the red flash breaks, The thunder volley shakes, And billows boil with hissing coil, Like huge snow-crested snakes. The mad winds roar, The rain sheets pour, And screaming loud 'mid wave and cloud The white gulls soar. Diving deep and tossing high, Round that same ship, there am I; Till at last I mount the mast, lu the tight reef hanging fast; While the fierce and plunging sea Boweth down the stout cross-tree; Till the sharp and straining creak Echoeth the tempest shriek. Another peal! another flash! Top-gallants start with snapping crash. "Quick! quick! All hands!" one mighty aweep, And giant guns are in the deep. Hark! the heavy axe below Whirls and rings with blow on blow; And I feel the timber quiver, Like a bulrush on a river. Still I twine about the pine, Till a wild and bursting cry Tells the fearful work is done;--The ship leaps up--the mast is gone, And away with it go I. Now I dance and dash again, Headlong through the howling main; While the lightning groweth stronger, And the thunder rolleth longer. SONG OF THE SEA-WEED. 311 Now I feel a hard hand clutch me, With a blindly snatching hold; Who is he that dares to touch me, With a grip so strong and bold? 'Tis the sailor, young and b...
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Very Good. Book An attractively bound copy of the poetical works of Eliza Cook, a favourite poet of the working-classes during the Victorian era. The complete edition. Eliza Cook, born in 1818, was a poet associated with the Chartism, a protest movement seeking political reform in Britain, led by the working classes. Politically minded, she also believed in political freedom for woman. These beliefs made her incredibly popular with the working classes of Great Britain. Indeed, Cook's social consciousness is evidence in this particular volumes preface, in which she herself comments on the cost of the volume, hoping it 'will be within the means of those who could nor afford the purchase of my previous editions'. A lovely volume for those interesting in the poetical work of the 19th century. Undated, dated using COPAC. In an Oxford Binding, with binders stamp to the reverse of the front endpaper. Condition: In a half calf binding with cloth covered board, and marbled endpapers. Externally, smart. Minor rubbing to the spine and to the extremities. Small mark to the head of the spine. Evidence of a minor tide mark to the front and rear boards, towards the spine, mainly effecting the leather. Minor handling marks to the front and rear boards. Very light offsetting to the front pastedown to the tail. Binders stamp to the reverse of the front endpaper. Very minor tidemark to the reverse of the rear endpaper. Evidence of previous owners inscription to the front free endpaper, which has been removed. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are generally clean with the odd spot, heavier to the first and last pages. Overall Condition: Very Good Indeed.
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