Free and Discounted Ebooks
Join 150,000 readers! Get our ebook deals straight to your inbox.

The Poetical Works of Sir Edward Bulwer Lytton, Bart. M.P.

Cover image for

Download


Author: Edward Bulwer-Lytton (Owen Meredith)
Published: 1860
Language: English
Wordcount: 177,919 / 582 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 80.2
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 579
Added to site: 2010.11.12
mnybks.net#: 29565
Genre: Poetry
Excerpt

t fear the grave?
Lower and ever lower in the grade
Of penury fell the mother and the maid,
Till the grim close; when, as the midnight rain
Drove to the pallet through the broken pane,
The dying murmur'd: "Near,--thy hand,--more near!
I am not what scorn deem'd,--yet not severe
The doom which leaves me, in the hour of death,
The right to bless thee with my parting breath--
These, worn till now, wear thou, his daughter. Live
To see thy sire, and tell him--I forgive!"
Cold the child thrills beneath the hands that press
Her bended neck--slow slackens the caress--
Loud the roof rattles with the stormy gust;
The grief is silent, and the love is dust;
From the spent fuel God's bright spark is flown;
And there the Motherless, and Death--alone!

Then fell a happy darkness o'er the mind;--
That trance, that pause, the tempest leaves behind:
Still, with a timid step, around she crept,
And sigh'd, "She sleeps!" and smiled. Too well she sle

SUBSCRIBE TO MANYBOOKS 

FREE EBOOKS 

Join 150,000+ fellow readers! Get Free eBooks and book bargains from ManyBooks in your inbox. 

We respect your email privacy

(advanced)
login | register

User ID

Password

reset password

Author of the Day

L.E. Fraser
Raised on military bases, L.E. Fraser's introduction to unique people and experiences fed a lifelong desire to write. Her books are full of thrills, interesting characters and unexpected twists. Skully, one of her Perdition Games books, is no exception. As our Author of the Day, Fraser tells us all about this book and how she follows her characters during the writing process in order to create interesting stories.
Read full interview...