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

The Song of the Sword

and Other Verses

Cover image for

Download


Published: 1892
Language: English
Wordcount: 8,580 / 34 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 58
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 321
Added to site: 2008.01.19
mnybks.net#: 19781
Genre: Poetry
Excerpt

ng unto old and young,
However hard of mouth or wild of whim,
'Tis time--'tis time by his ancient watch--to part
With books and women and talk and drink and art:
And you go humbly after him
To a mean suburban lodging: on the way
To what or where
Not Death, who is old and very wise, can say:
And you--how should you care
So long as, unreclaimed of hell,
The Wind-Fiend, the insufferable,
Thus vicious and thus patient sits him down
To the black job of burking London Town?

IV

_Allegro maestoso_

Spring winds that blow
As over leagues of myrtle-blooms and may;
Bevies of spring clouds trooping slow,
Like matrons heavy-bosomed and aglow
With the mild and placid pride of increase! Nay,
What makes this insolent and comely stream
Of appetence, this freshet of desire
(Milk from the wild breasts of the wilful Day!),
Down Piccadilly dance and murmur and gleam
In genial wave on wave and gyre on gyre?
Why does that nym

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

L.B. Johnson
Author L.B. Johnson has travelled the world, knows exactly how to fly a jet and crack tough cases, but she had no idea what she was getting herself into when she adopted Barkley, a beautiful Labrador with a wide grin. In a tribute to her dog, she wrote a memoir, The Book of Barkley - Love and Life Through the Eyes of a Labrador Retriever. Today she chats with us about what inspired this memoir, her surprise when it became a #1 Amazon Bestseller and how Barkley changed her life.
Read full interview...