Free and Discounted Ebooks
Join 130,000 readers! Get our ebook deals straight to your inbox.

Echoes from the Sabine Farm

Cover image for

Download


Author: Eugene Field
Published: 1899
Language: English
Wordcount: 13,323 / 49 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 79.8
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 472
Added to site: 2007.05.19
mnybks.net#: 17027
Genre: Poetry
Excerpt

Singing and dancing go.

TO THE FOUNTAIN OF BANDUSIA

O fountain of Bandusia! more glittering than glass,
And worthy of the pleasant wine and toasts that freely pass; More worthy of the flowers with which thou modestly art hid, To-morrow willing hands shall sacrifice to thee a kid.

In vain the glory of the brow where proudly swell above
The growing horns, significant of battle and of love;
For in thy honor he shall die,--the offspring of the herd,-- And with his crimson life-blood thy cold waters shall be stirred.

The Dog-star's cruel season, with its fierce and blazing heat, Has never sent its scorching rays into thy glad retreat;
The oxen, wearied with the plow, the herd which wanders near, Have found a grateful respite and delicious coolness here.

When of the graceful ilex on the hollow rocks I sing,
Thou shalt become illustrious, O sweet Bandusian spring!
Among the noble fountains which have been enshrined in fame, Thy dancing, b

SUBSCRIBE TO MANYBOOKS 

FREE EBOOKS 

Join 120,000+ 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

Salvador Mercer
When Salvador Mercer isn't trying to keep the peace between his three boys, who he calls the Elf, Hobbit and Orc, he writes fascinating fantasy novels. In today's interview, Mercer tells us more about the chromatic dragons in his dragon series, talks about his latest book, The White Dragon, and gives us a sneak peek into what to expect from him next.
Read full interview...